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excellent safety video – especially for new riders. But also has lots of tips and tricks for seasoned riders. He starts off with one of the most dangerous situations – the famous “left turn” where a cars in the opposing lane makes a left turn and doesn’t see you. Jerry “Motorman” Palladino shows you how to correctly brake and swerve or swerve and brake. He’ll also shows how to practice those maneuvers because you need to be able to do them in your sleep. He’ll continues to explain the 12second rule and how “covering your brakes” will help you stop much quicker. Leaving an escape route when stopping in traffic demonstrated nicely. Jerry show you common dangerous situations at stop signs and traffic lights and how to be prepared for them. He explains safety gear to make you more visible, like modulated head and tail lights, reflective stickers and bright riding gear. He does a great job explaining the “friction zone” and how to use it to properly turn, make u-turns and parking maneuvers really easy. Even if you are 5’3″ and operating a 850 lbs bike. That section was very impressive. He shows 2up riding techniques and continues on to highway riding, the best way to go through corners and how to brake in a corner. He also shows proper posture for slow speed and higher speed cornering. There are video segments on how not to corner and they are real eye-openers. He finishes the video with a section about riding in the rain and how to ride a big cruiser in gravel and sand. He also adds a few more of his “tip of the week” videos. All in all a highly recommended video – they should give a copy to every new rider before they get their license. Basic group riding skills are demonstrated and shown how they apply
MetroNews, The Voice of West Virginia, July 2011
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A retired Florida motorcycle cop wants to teach you how to “Ride Like a Pro.”
Jerry Palladino is instructing riders in the techniques they need to know when they’re out on the road at the Harley Owners Group or HOG Rally this week in Charleston.
Palladino was a Motor Patrol Officer with the Tampa Police Department for 20-years before he took his first riding class. He says it completely changed how he rode and eventually his life.
“Most people ride using their instincts and unfortunately on a motorcycle your instincts are completely wrong,” Palladino said. “It’s the exact opposite of what you think it should be.”
Jerry and his wife travel around the country offering instruction courses to the average rider to teach them how to properly operate a motorcycle. He’s also released several DVD’s and books based on his “Ride Like a Pro” techniques.
“It takes about three or four hours, that’s all, to master these techniques,” he said. “After that you get better and better.”
Palladino rides a large cruiser. It weighs several hundred pounds. He says anyone can ride that size bike and he proves it during his demonstrations.
“This young lady here is 4’11”, a tiny little thing. She rides an 850 lb. Harley,” Palladino said. “The reason we have her here is to show people that size and strength has no bearing. If you have to muscle your bike around, you’re using your instincts and you’re completely wrong.”
Palladino will be at the rally the rest of the week or you can learn more about his instruction techniques at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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