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Geoswag C&P Club April 2007 - Springtime Flower Geocoin Todie's Wild Ride- 10 Things all Drivers Should Know

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This coin is being released to help raise awareness of motorcycles on the roads.

This coin is in memory of Todie Phillips of Manitou Beach, MI. He passed away August 12 2008 as a result of a motorcycle accident, he was only 49 years old.

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Ten Things All Car & Truck Drivers Should Know About Motorcycles

1. There are a lot more cars and trucks than motorcycles on the road, and some drivers don't "recognize" a motorcycle; they ignore it (usually unintentionally). Look for motorcycles, especially when checking traffic at an intersection.
2. Because of its small size, a motorcycle may look farther away than it is. It may also be difficult to judge a motorcycle’s speed. When checking traffic to turn at an intersection or into (or out of) a driveway, predict a motorcycle is closer than it looks.
3. Because of its small size, a motorcycle can be easily hidden in a car’s blind spots (door/roof pillars) or masked by objects or backgrounds outside a car (bushes, fences, bridges, etc). Take an extra moment to thoroughly check traffic, whether you're changing lanes or turning at intersections.
4. Because of its small size a motorcycle may seem to be moving faster than it really is. Don't assume all motorcyclists are speed demons.
5. Motorcyclists often slow by downshifting or merely rolling off the throttle, thus not activating the brake light. Allow more following distance, say 3 or 4 seconds. At intersections, predict a motorcyclist may slow down without visual warning.
6. Turn signals on a motorcycle usually are not self-canceling, thus some riders, (especially beginners) sometimes forget to turn them off after a turn or lane change. Make sure a motorcycle's signal is for real.
7. Motorcyclists often adjust position within a lane to be seen more easily and to minimize the effects of road debris, passing vehicles, and wind. Understand that motorcyclists adjust lane position for a purpose, not to be reckless or show off or to allow you to share the lane with them.
8. Maneuverability is one of a motorcycle's better characteristics, especially at slower speeds and with good road conditions, but don't expect a motorcyclist to always be able to dodge out of the way.
9. Stopping distance for motorcycles is nearly the same as for cars, but slippery pavement makes stopping quickly difficult. Allow more following distance behind a motorcycle because it can't always stop "on a dime."
10. When a motorcycle is in motion, don't think of it as motorcycle; think of it as a person.

SAFETY FIRST!

Tracking History (3143.8mi) View Map

Mark Missing 07/14/2012 trailmaker 62 marked it as missing   Visit Log

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Dropped Off 04/29/2012 Dobhareach placed it in CHAIN OF LAKES TRAIL # 4 Nova Scotia, Canada - 2.43 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 04/14/2012 Dobhareach retrieved it from OCR #02 (Old Coach Road) Nova Scotia, Canada   Visit Log

It had to do with motorcycles so I had to grab the coin. I'm on the hunt for a new motorcycle, and I like to talk about the Safe Driving Motorcycle Course I've taken, and encourage others to take it as well.

Bravo for a valuable coin goal.

Dropped Off 04/11/2012 smbcachers placed it in OCR #02 (Old Coach Road) Nova Scotia, Canada - 31.09 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 03/24/2012 smbcachers retrieved it from The Hills Hotel Nova Scotia, Canada   Visit Log

Will move ASAP.

Dropped Off 03/10/2012 Stick People placed it in The Hills Hotel Nova Scotia, Canada - 22.55 miles  Visit Log
Grab It (Not from a Cache) 03/10/2012 Stick People grabbed it   Visit Log

Found today in our Geocache collection, we thought we dropped it in a cache months ago.

Mark Missing 02/29/2012 usyoopers marked it as missing   Visit Log

The owner has set this Trackable as missing.

Dropped Off 10/15/2011 Stick People placed it in Standing Tall Nova Scotia, Canada - 40.49 miles  Visit Log

Visiting this lighthouse on the side of the Bay of Fundy, soon to be one of the natural wonders of the world.

Retrieve It from a Cache 08/29/2011 Stick People retrieved it from Teddy Bear's Den Nova Scotia, Canada   Visit Log

Picked this cute little flower up today. Will move soon.

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