"[Lindsay Ross] is constantly thinking "what if" while jamming to
music on her motorcycle."And that is a potentially lethal
mistake. You should be listening to your surroundings as well as seeing them.
Riding with your iPhone on and ear buds in is stupid and dangerous. I've been riding for 45 years and, through experience, my number one rule
is that as a motorcycle rider, YOU ARE INVISIBLE. I've had people in cars
seemingly look me straight in the eye and pull out in front of me anyway. Here
are my rules while riding:- Understand that you are invisible!!!- Expect every car to do the wrong thing- Keep your head on a swivel; be
aware of your surroundings- Don't impair your sight or hearing-
Stay out of cars' blind spots- Obey the rules of the road-
Don't ride between the cars in traffic - even where legal (if you're
stuck in traffic with an air-cooled engine, pull over and take a
break- Don't ride fatigued- Maintain your scooter frequently -
I give mine a going over at least weeklyKeep the shiny side up and
the rubber side down!