2013 World Map Archive TIme


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Each year our maps of the world powered by Clustr Maps archives the red dots that accumulate throughout the year.  Apparently they do not want to map to turn into a big red BLOB…so, each year I post screen shots of the world map showing where readers of this blog are from.

Oct 2013 MAP Continue reading “2013 World Map Archive TIme”

How Dangerous are Motorcycles, Really?


DO YOU AGREE with these STATS????  SOURCE:  A LAW FIRM 😉

We have compiled the most recent traffic statistics to show you how motorcycles stack up against automobiles in road safety. Even though motorcyclists are involved in fewer accidents each year than car owners, the rates at which motorcyclists are gravely injured in an accident is surprisingly high. Bike owners are also involved in a higher percentage of accidents involving speeding, alcohol and driving with an invalid license. Find out what risks you may be taking before you purchase that new bike.

Motorcycle wreck statistics make for a fascinating read, especially if you actually own a bike. Many injury attorneys in Houston deal with cases related to motorcycle accidents and fatalities. While bikers have a legendary reputation for boldness among the general public, the sensible biker quietly fears for his safety on the roads, as well he should. The statistics below represent only a small amount of the data that indicates just how much danger waits on the road for the average motorcycle rider.

The greatest dangers seem to come from the lack of awareness among drivers of larger vehicles regarding the smaller vehicles they share the road with. Reports attribute most motorcycle wrecks not to malice or inconsiderate disregard in the larger vehicle driver, but to the simple failure to really notice a motorcycle on the road. If you are a motorcycle rider, work up a good healthy dose of fear. A solid amount of caution might just help keep you safer on the roads. The next time you saddle up for a trip on your bike, consider these tidbits:

  • About 70% of motorcycle accidents occur at intersections.
  • In almost two thirds of motorcycle collisions with another vehicle, it was the other vehicle that violated the motorcyclist’s right of way.
  • Bikers die from accidents at about 37 times the rate of the occupants of all other vehicles.
  • Approximately 80% of collisions injure or kill a motorcyclist, but only about 20% injure or kill occupants of all other cars.
  • In 2009, bikers accounted for 13% of fatal accidents, but only for 3% of registered vehicles on the roads.
  • A large proportion of motorcycle accidents involve riders who have had their bikes for less than a month.
  • Single vehicle accidents represent approximately half of motorcycle wrecks. Continue reading “How Dangerous are Motorcycles, Really?”

250,000 HITS! Another Big Thank You!


(I will fix screen shots of the specific country lists when I get home from work tonight.)

Sometime over night we hit 250,000 on our BLOG.  Such an awesome response to something that started out so spontaneous because of our partnership with Triumph last summer.  Over the 9 months we have learned so much from all the comments, the maps we keep to see where you are all from and much about social media and blogging.  Still have so much to learn but I tell you it’s been so much fun researching and posting what we hope are interesting and at times different topics.

We have to be honest some of the countries visiting this site we have never heard of but thanks to the next few pics I will be posting we are also getting a great lesson in geography. Is your country listed?

Once again Cheryl and I would really like to thank all of you in help making this little blog such a success and we will continue to try to keep it real and fresh!  Hope everyone comes back, comments once in a while and as always feedback is welcomed!  Take a look at the world below as we see it! Continue reading “250,000 HITS! Another Big Thank You!”

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