BMW factory rider Nate Kern is in Fort Bragg, North Carolina is giving a seminar about motorcycle riding and road safety to US Army soldiers, both novices and experienced riders. When it comes to riding a bike, risks are risks, no matter whether you're a soldier or a civilian.
Race driver and skid school expert Dane Pitarresi's law is immutable: "If you go too fast for conditions, you WILL crash."
On a practical note, many soldiers also ride motorcycles to work, so getting in direct contact with a pro-rider is definitely a good encounter, since there are a ton of things to learn from a guy who rides for a living. The 2-day seminar has Kern discussing powerful motorcycles and road safety issues for both riders and those who want to start riding a bike.
In the end, it makes absolutely no sense returning alive from a battlefield on the other side of the planet and getting killed or injured outside your unit's headquarters on a bike.––Paul Duchene