5 Motorcycle Riding Tips To Think About Over The Thanksgiving Holiday

We gather some of Nick's favorites to help improve your riding skills

1. Balance The Risk/Reward Of Two Wheels

nick ienatsch crouches beside the spondon tz750
Learn more: Quit Crashing Your Coffee: The Focus FallbackPhoto: Brian Smith

At some point in your riding career, you will likely question the risk/reward of riding a motorcycle. This moment may come after you or a friend has crashed or perhaps following a close call. Nick explains how motorcycle riders of all levels can deal with this conundrum.

2. Get More Speed at the Track

nick sitting on the spondon tz750
Learn more: Adjust Your Body Position To Get More Speed At The TrackPhoto: thesbimage.com

This Spondon-framed Yamaha TZ750 doesn’t have a power or weight issue but that didn't stop Nick from forming a list of improvements to go quicker yet. At the top of his list was a seat change described in this video.

3. A Roadracer Turned Street Rider Perspective

keith culver standing with motorcycle
Learn more: Pace vs. Risk: Rubber Side Down, Part 1Photo: Tischa Culver

We all know street riders who have gone roadracing, but how about hearing from a roadracer who just started street riding? Keith Culver, YCRS’s operations boss, is just that man. Here’s how he balances the thrill of his new favorite hobby against the inherent risks.

4. Have a Plan For Success

nick aboard his yamaha fz1
Learn more: Back At It: A Step-by-Step Motorcycle Riding Plan For SuccessPhoto: Tammy Schellinger

We just can’t get enough of the freedom, cool parts, life-long thrills, and good friends that motorcycling gives us. Our exuberance often trickles into our riding and, as some of us have discovered, too much exuberance can be painful physically, monetarily, and cosmetically. Let Nick help you avoid all those pitfalls with his step-by-step plan for two-wheel success.

5. A Dad's Special Message

nick ienatsch dad and mom on motorcycle
Learn more: You Can Borrow My DadPhoto: Bev Labrum

Nick's dad passed away earlier this year and he shared an editorial from the November 1993 issue of Sport Rider magazine in honor of the memory of his mentor, best riding partner, and father, Bill Ienatsch. If you follow his fatherly advice, your motorcycling life will be as wonderful as that of our man Nick.