Daniel Rintz in Dream racer TV Somewhere Else Tomorrow film travels world without money

Riding around the world without money

When Daniel Rintz finished uni he was worried about getting tangled up in a boring job, so rather than wait to save money, he decided to ride around the world – without money! Daniel simply did odd jobs to keep him in food, fuel and spare parts for his 1988 BMW R 80 GS.  The …

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Diesel and oil spills endanger riders

Diesel and oil spills on our roads most endanger motorcyclists, yet there seems no approved national procedure for reporting or fixing them. Two recent major diesel spills in South East Queensland occurred on two very popular motorcycle roads. The first was caused by a broken-down truck on the northern approach to Tamborine Mountain near the …

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Why riders suffer from sunburn

Why motorcycle riders suffer from sunburn

Riders can suffer from dangerous sunburn on their faces – even in winter and even in full-face helmets – unless they take precautions. It seems ridiculous to think about sunburn and skin cancer when your whole body is covered with protective riding gear. However, the face is often overlooked. Open-face helmets and even some of …

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Do you suffer second-day riding blues?

Do you play up on the first day and night of a long motorcycle trip and then suffer the second-day blues with a headache and muscular aches and pains? The first day of a long ride is easy because you are fired up, excited and fresh from sleeping in your own bed the night before. …

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How to file a motorcycle accident claim in the US - crash

How to file a motorcycle accident claim in the US

Tips on how to correctly file a motorcycle accident claim in the United States, compiled by New Hampshire motorcycle accident attorney John Sherman. The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) states that 88,000 motorcyclists were injured in 2015. Since motorcycles do not have the enclosed protection that cars have, personal injuries and fatalities are unfortunately …

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Avoid road rage

Why riders should avoid road rage

There have been many You Tube videos showing riders copping the worst of a road rage incident, but in this case, the rider does seem to avoid the worst. The incident occurred on the 14 Freeway near Santa Clarita in California this week. What we don’t see is what led to the rider kicking the …

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Canadian couple Diana and Loren Schroff of Brisbane are addicted to long distance motorcycle travel around Australia and their native North America.

Canadian couple addicted to long trips

Canadian couple Diana and Loren Schroff of Brisbane are addicted to long distance motorcycle travel around Australia and their native North America. They plan one major road trip every year and have just come back from a 64-day, 22,571km lap of Australia this year. “We could spend the next 10 years riding around Australia and …

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Call for lane filtering rule change

A simple lane filtering rule change could save the lives of riders who filter to the front of traffic at the lights and then take off immediately on the green. That’s what most lane-filtering riders do. However, they run the risk of being hit by vehicles from the side running a red light. We tried to …

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Two wheels makes riders safest motorists

A British survey has found that riding a motorcycle makes you safer on a bicycle and vice versa, while other surveys show riders are the safest motorists. The latest survey, commissioned by British motorbike insurance company Carole Nash found that 58% said being a motorcyclist helped them to be safer on a bicycle. It also found …

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RACQ flyer says road safety is a shared duty

Road safety a shared duty, RACQ

A high incidence of motorcycle fatalities and injuries in Queensland has prompted the RACQ to issue a double-sided flyer about the shared duty of road safety. It’s a welcome relief from education programs or advertising campaigns that only point the finger at riders. Motorcyclists have long called for drivers to be educated about them. By the …

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