When you start to feel less comfortable riding a motorcycle, it’s time to self-check!
First, we’d like you to meet Andy:
Andy began riding in 1969. He had several motorcycles, several great adventures, and no crashes. In 2014, on a ride together, his son said he felt Andy had lost some skills.
So, after 45 years of riding, Andy decided to “retire” and donated his Goldwing.
Everyone is different! There is no age when someone must stop riding. Instead, riders should perform frequent self-checks and recognize the “hard stops” in themselves and fellow riders.
Do any of these apply to you?
What the Doc Says
Dr. Lewis Kaplan is a motorcycle rider and trauma surgeon out of Pennsylvania.
He says there are several medical and physical conditions that are “hard stops” when it comes to riding.
Riding retirement is an honorable decision. When you hang up the keys, that does not mean you have to give up your passion!
There are many ways to stay connected:
Seasoned Rider Safety Video
Courtesy of the Motorcycle Safety Foundation