By Gary Klinker
Here we are, stuck in the Wisconsin winter. For
those of us who love to ride it can be very
depressing. With Thanksgiving behind us most
people are looking forward to, or dreading
Christmas. The deer gun season is past. Hopefully
we removed a large number of killer animals from
the roadways for the coming riding season. The bow
season runs for another month, but most hunters I
know don't like to bow hunt when it is so
cold. It was bad enough in November when the
temperature set new lows.
As for the Safe Rider program, we are working on
behind the scenes things for the next season.
There will probably be many fewer BRC2 experienced
classes next year. If your group or region wants
to schedule a class, now is the time to do it. As
with many of the advanced classes I am interested
in taking, they fill fast.
My recommendations for winter survival include
staying busy so you don't think about it.
Winter sports like skiing or snowshoeing will keep
you in shape for riding season. Reading books and
articles about riding techniques will give you
something to try when spring gets here. Working on
your bike will give you more riding time when the
weather turns good. Don't forget, attending
ABATE meetings and events will keep you connected
to all of us like-minded souls enduring the
Until the New Year-have a blessed and happy
Christmas. Don't forget why it is a special
day in the world. Ride Safe ...
Klinker, Gary. "Safety Report." ABATE of Wisconsin Newsletter Dec. 2017.