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Oklahoma motorcyclists saddle up for safety training

Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City's offered the training to celebrate Motorcycle Awareness Month. Participating motorcyclists learned techniques such as emergency braking, swerving, counter-steering and road-speed cornering.
by Adam Kemp Published: May 5, 2013

Event Director Ruthann Baugh said it was a pleasure to see how many people took advantage of the lessons.

“This event kind of kicks off the month really well,” she said. “It's a nice spring tuneup so people can hone their skills in advance of spring riding season.”

Sprayberry also brought along his daughter, Caitlin, who is his riding companion. He said taking the time to get comfortable with your bike is crucial to keeping safe.

“Get comfy with the motorcycle before you go out in traffic,” he said. “This event is nice because it gets you some seat time in more rural environments before you try and conquer the Crosstown.”

by Adam Kemp
Enterprise Reporter
Adam Kemp is an enterprise reporter and videographer for the Oklahoman and Kemp grew up in Oklahoma City before attending Oklahoma State University. Kemp has interned for the Oklahoman, the Oklahoma Gazette and covered Oklahoma State...
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