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Frozen streets, grey skies, and blustery winds rolling in off of Mississippi waters seem to drone on and on, leaving us Iowans wondering if there is an end in sight. There is! And, we can see the light at the end of the tunnel. And, as sure as the snows begin to melt and the degrees begin their climb, they will undoubtedly be followed by the familiar rumble of the V-twin. That’s right, motorcycles. Bikes, Hogs, Scooters. What’s in a name? Thunder by any other name would surely sound as sweet.
Riding season is almost upon us, and with that comes a number of concerns for our fellow motorcycle riders. The remnants of winter can be very dangerous for people out on two wheels. Leftover grit and sand on roadways can be a major hazard. Potholes left from the freeze and thaw are wide open and ready to take you down. As bikers, we eagerly wait all winter for the first chance to get out on our bikes and ride. The vigilance that it takes to be a motorcycle rider can be highly stressful at the best of times when factoring in weather, road conditions, and the sharing of the road with other motorists.
So as the season approaches, remember to look before you pull out into that intersection or begin your merge into another lane. It will most definitely be met with gratitude as the rider next to you is someone’s father, husband, wife, mother, child, or friend. We all want to get out and break free from this cold weather, so when making a mad dash for the road look twice and save a life. Keep two wheels on the ground and release winter’s clutch!

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