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Cachin' Crow Geocoin Todie's Wild Ride PC: Stop It!

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Tuesday, 20 January 2009
Florida, United States
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This mission of this coin is to raise awareness for motorcycles sharing the road with other vehicles and the knowledge of how your motorcycle reacts to braking.
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Todie's Wild Ride, Dedicated to the memory of Tod Phillips!
According to the Hurt Study, in the single vehicle accidents, motorcycle rider errors were present as the accident precipitating factor in about two-thirds of the cases, with the typical error being a slide out and fall due to over braking or running wide on a curve due to excess speed or under-cornering.

Braking is probably the most important action that a rider can perform. Braking allows us to quickly slow down and come to a stop before hitting an obstacle.

Most riders do not fully understand the distance that is required to bring the bike to a full stop. Braking distance increases with speed, and unfortunately the increase is not linear.

If a bike that is doing 30 MPH can stop in 33 feet doesn't means that if the same bike is doing 60 MPH would be able to stop in 66 feet, it actually will take 134 feet! The increase in braking distance is the square of the speed increase.*

Any reduction in the speed you are traveling will decrease enormously your braking distance. provides us with the following chart. Refer to it for a clear idea of braking distances, but be aware that this chart doesn't include your perception/reaction time (which will increase your braking distance considerably).

Speed Braking Distance
90 MPH 300 feet
80 MPH 238 feet
70 MPH 182 feet
60 MPH 134 feet
50 MPH 93 feet
40 MPH 59 feet
30 MPH 33 feet
20 MPH 15 feet
10 MPH 4 feet

Proper usage of the front and back brakes can be the difference between life and death in a close situation. In a normal situation, braking is pretty straightforward. Unless you are on a slippery surface, use both brakes to stop or slow your motorcycle.

Be aware that the front brake provides 70 to 100 percent of the stopping power of a motorcycle. With that in mind, you want to practice using more front break than rear. An ideal situation is to have a balance between the front and rear brakes, with about 70% of the emphasis on the front.

This is a personal coin and the only way to discoverer it is to meet us in person. We will bring it from event to event and from cache to cache to remind people about motorcycle safety. Please help keep our roads safe and watch out for motorcyles!!

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Move To Collection 01/17/2011 Team CeDo moved it to their collection   Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 01/17/2011 Team CeDo retrieved it from "Pine Gold" Florida   Visit Log

moving to collection

Discovered It 10/10/2010 ramblingroos discovered it   Visit Log

Discovered at the 10-10-10 event. Love the crow, and thanks for the info on motorcycle safety!

Discovered It 08/05/2010 Capt Biggins discovered it Florida   Visit Log

Discovered it. Thank you for sharing.

Discovered It 08/05/2010 Team Cache Divers discovered it Florida   Visit Log

Discovered it. Thank you for sharing.

Discovered It 08/01/2010 RREngineer discovered it Florida   Visit Log

Discovered it. Thank you for sharing.

Discovered It 05/29/2010 gracie4478 discovered it   Visit Log

I am running behind on my logging. I discovered this at the 007 Year No Itch event. Thank you for sharing.

Discovered It 05/29/2010 NYBOSS discovered it   Visit Log


Discovered It 05/02/2010 susanron discovered it   Visit Log

Discovered at "10 years! River Park FL" but was slow in logging. Thanks for sharing.

Discovered It 03/21/2010 IEROLOHITES discovered it   Visit Log

Discovered @ Pinellas Geo Event 3. Keep on caching....

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