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Cycle News 1988 04 20

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. People constantly ask National Motocross . as important as how you ride or what you ride. That doesn't just mean ridingin an Champion Rick Johnson for riding tips. Here he shares some guidelines all riders can learn from. approved area, it means staying on estab. lishedtrails.lfl miss a turn on the track, On The Rights ofOthers: . I might lose a race. Whena ridercuts the "Ihate loudbikes, andI've been racing course anywhere else, erosionmakes us . motorcycles for years. Howdo you think someonewhO doesn't ridefeels aboutthem? all losers" . On Saf Equipment: ety Only squids modifytheir bikes' silencers. Andridingon privatelandwithout permis"The best piece of safety equipment isn't somethingyoubuy; it's what youput insion is evenmore Irresponsible, It's already side yourhelmet-your head. Use it, and tough to find goodplaces to ride; loud ride smart. You don't have to wear the most machines andthoughtless ridersmakeit stylish motocrossgear to be safe, but I , tougher. Less sound means moreground" neverride without at least a goodhelmet, On Riding Responsibly: eye protection, long pants, a long-sleeved "Drinking andridingor using drugs and jersey; andboots andgloves." riding is erazg no matter how goodyou think youare. Seriousriderscan't RickJohnson is a winner on and off the track. And winners ride safely. affordto take chanceslike that Nobody can" For more information onriding classes, call the Motorcycle On Concern for The Environment: . Safety Fbundation toll free •at 1-800-447-4700. "Where you ride is RONDA ,.:: Winners ride safely ©1988 American HondaM Co, Inc. (4/88) otor "The rules of the 'r oad don'tend', .with the pavement:' . -Rick Johnson

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