AuthorsDen.com   Join (Free!) | Login  

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
   Services MarketPlace (Free to post!)
Where Authors and Readers come together!

SIGNED BOOKS    AUTHORS    eBOOKS new!     BOOKS    STORIES    ARTICLES    POETRY    BLOGS    NEWS    EVENTS    VIDEOS    GOLD    SUCCESS    TESTIMONIALS

Featured Authors:  Lark Pogue, iDebby Rosenberg, iLem Yedowicz, iJoAnna Drelleshak, iOdin Roark, iCheryl Sellers, iW. Craig Reed, i

  Home > Sports/Recreation > Articles Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Mark C. Carroll

· Become a Fan
· Contact me
· Articles
· Poetry
· Stories
· Blog
· Messages
· 103 Titles
· 280 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
·
Member Since: Before 2003

Mark C. Carroll, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.




Featured Book
The Devil's Path
by Richard Turner

A Long Hidden Secret. An Unseen Enemy. A Dangerous Quest for the Truth...  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members


Featured Book
Pacific Odyssey - Lane's Story
by Michael Harrington

Pacific Odyssey - Lane's Story is something of a travelogue with a deal of adventure thrown in. Also, it is a multi-faceted love story. It is set in the Far East, somewhe..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members





   Recent articles by
Mark C. Carroll

Exploration of Career Choices -Day Seven, Eight, and Nine
Motorcycle Myths
Exploration of Career Choices -Day One
Exploration of Career Choices -Day Two, Three and Four
Exploration of Career Choices -Day Five and Six
EULOGY: Bill D. Carroll
Will Power and the Environment
Warrior Dies: Did you Know?
When Dr. Denis Waitley Speaks; Sailors listen
Why Navy Motorcycle Training Falls Short?
Coronado Unified School District Busing
Great Story Telling Network --Interview
           >> View all

Motorcycle versus Combat Re-training
By Mark C. Carroll   
Rated "G" by the Author.
Last edited: Wednesday, April 13, 2005
Posted: Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Share    Print   Save    Become a Fan


Is re-training to ride a motorcycle ever necessary?


In response to possible efforts to require Navy personnel to re-train in a basic rider course every two years. How long will it be before your Division of Motor Vehicles requires refresher training as well?

There are some real comparisons between the risks a soldier, sailor, or Marine would experience in combat and those risk many motorcyclists experience every single day they ride.

Prior to combat the military is trained at a basic level and upon exposure to combat they refine or adjust their skills for the environment they are in.

Similarly motorcyclists typically receive basic motorcycle training and are exposed to the risks they will have to accept to continue driving.

These risks are similar in that after a year or two of experience both the soldier and the rider are fairly adept at operating in their environment. Keeping in mind that, that adeptness may not be enough, in either situation, one can die instantly even if they are doing everything perfectly. Imagine how often they are doing everything perfectly?

So you have two experienced persons in similar environments operating with skills that those who are not exposed to can not understand. While the soldier may only spend 2-4 years in combat a motorcycle rider will typically ride most of his life so a  rider's exposure is much higher.

To require an experienced motorcyclist to be removed from traffic and learn in a parking lot is like taking an experienced soldier out of a fire fight to teach him how to fight in combat.

Am I confused?

Mark C. Carroll


Reader Reviews for "Motorcycle versus Combat Re-training"


Want to review or comment on this article?
Click here to login!


Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!


Reviewed by Walter Smith III (Reader) 4/13/2005
great article. as being former military and being a cyclist i can relate to both senarios. and i also feel that retraining motorcyclists is not only ignorant but just plain stupid.



The Winning Edge by Aubrey Hammack by Aubrey Hammack

This book is about legendary Coach Billy Henderson from Macon, Georgia, who makes a name for himself first at Lanier High School in Macon, Georgia and later plays college football ..  
Featured BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members


Sports: Fact, Fiction and Fun by John Rayburn

An insiders look at major sports, stars, events, and off-beat competition...  
Featured BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us


Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.