Safety

Cigar City HOG will strive to put safety at the forefront of all of our events, especially our rides.

Within the Cigar City HOG website we will periodically post updates and tips for rider safety.
If you have a question or concern please contact our safety officer.

Ride safe, ride often.

Hey baby, it’s HOT outside!

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As I write this the Tampa area is on pace to break their record for consecutive days above 90 degrees. Of course if we only rode on days where the temperature was perfect with no chance of rain we’d wouldn’t have very many days to ride. At some point even moving a highway speeds cannot…
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Situational Awareness

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Maintaining "situational awareness", SA, while riding is critical. When you approach an intersection are you aware of other vehicles also approaching? Does the other driver see you? Are you sure? Since one of the most dangerous points on any ride is an intersection, what are you looking for? Does the other driver see you? Are…
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Advanced Rider Training Scheduled for April 10 is Postponed

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Due to a conflict with scheduling the Advanced Group Rider training will need to be rescheduled. We will send out an announcement once a new date is provided. ************************************** Any questions please contact Larry Blakely, safety@cigarcityhog.com
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Group Training Webinar – Scheduled for Monday, April 4th.

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Training update for April: ************************************** The Group Rider Training Webinar is scheduled for Monday, April 4th. Connect online at 7:15pm, presentation will start at 7:30pm. See http://cigarcityhog.com/event/webinar-group-rider-training-apr-2016 for additional details  
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Safety First – T-CLOCS

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Previously we explored preparing ourselves to ride. See the Jan 2016 Newsletter or this post: http://cigarcityhog.com/safety/safety-first-riding-gear/ . Now let’s take a look at preparing our motorcycle for a ride. If you’ve ever met an airplane pilot – commercial or private – you know they go through a written pre-flight checklist on EVERY flight. Several thousand…
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Safety First – Riding Gear

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Each rider and passenger should ride with the appropriate gear. It may be hot in Florida but shorts, sandals, and a t-shirt are not going to protect you when you’re skidding down the street. Almost all of us are victims of peer pressure and accepting the “Harley Lifestyle” – black leather, t-shirts (especially those dealer…
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