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Welcome to the Michael Padway & Associates Motorcycle Blog

We are not just lawyers representing motorcyclists. We’re riders, advocates and junkies for any newsworthy events in the motorcycle community. Michael Padway & Associates is here not only to provide excellent representation during your court case, but to educate you on motorcycle safety and protect a beloved American pastime with a great motorcycle blog!

Here in the Motorcycle Blog, you’ll find tasty tidbits on current events on the motorcycle community including news on motorcycle laws and local events. We’ll provide you with detailed product reviews, breaking down the best and worst of safety gear. You’ll also get groundbreaking updates on technological advancements in motorcycle specification and safety technology. We’ll help keep you safe with motorcycle safety tips and resources while helping you gear up for your next ride with unique local destinations to visit.

So sit back, relax and enjoy the ride.

Safety First: Getting The Motorcycle Training You Need

Riding a motorcycle is tricky. It’s a learned skill. This is what makes it fun. It’s also what makes it dangerous. Riders who plan on lasting longer than the summer have safety on their minds long before they ever throw a leg over. Even for people who never plan on riding a motorcycle, taking an […]

The New Riders’ Guide to Choosing a Motorcycle

Purchasing your first bike is a big step, and not one to be taken lightly. There are a number of things a beginner should look for in a motorcycle, and many common mistakes that can be avoided. Here’s a guide to help you select the right motorcycle for a new beginner rider. 1. Smaller Engine […]

Stopping, Starting and Holding a Motorcycle on a Hill

If you want to learn how to start, stop and hold your motorcycle on a hill, you’ll have to find a hill to get a bit of practice on. It is best to find a sparsely traveled portion of road with afew hilly sections, in order to minimize the risk of interfering with other traffic. […]

How to Ride a Motorcycle in Crosswinds

Riding in a crosswind can be daunting at times. At some point in time, you will wonder how to deal with severe crosswinds, regrettably, this would most likely happen while you are in the process of fighting them!   The surprise is that most of the time you really do not have to do anything […]

How to Choose a Motorcycle That Fits Your Height and Size

  Be sure to get a motorcycle that fits your height. One of the most important decisions facing the beginning motorcyclist is what motorcycle to buy. With so many styles available, whether or not a bike is of a suitable height is an obvious concern. By far the best way to pick a motorcycle to […]

How to Make a Tight U-Turn on a Motorcycle

Performing a U-turn on a motorcycle is one of the toughest maneuvers, particularly for new riders. In fact, many veteran riders find U-turns so tricky because they rarely have the opportunity to practice. Here’s a quick walkthrough to help you master the U-turn in tight spaces without dropping your bike.   Step One: Prepare for the […]

How to Park a Motorcycle on a Hill

One of the most frustrating experiences a motorcycle owner can have is finding their bike tipped over due to a poor parking job. While such a risk always exists, it is heightened when a biker is forced to park a motorcycle on a hill. If the parking job is not done correctly, the damage done […]

Motorcycle Night Riding – Tips for Staying Safe

How To Stay Safe When You Ride At Night Plenty of research has been done looking into motorcycle safety. You can find enough stats to scare you away from your bike forever on Wikipedia’s Motorcycle Safety page. These are some of the spookier statistics: • According to the U.S. National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, Motorcyclists […]

Motorcycle Night Riding – Top 6 Safety Tips

How To Stay Safe When You Ride At Night Plenty of research has been done looking into motorcycle safety. You can find enough stats to scare you away from your bike forever on Wikipedia’s Motorcycle Safety page. These are some of the spookier statistics: According to the U.S. National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, Motorcyclists are 35 […]

50 Years of Riding and 40 Years as a Motorcycle Lawyer

This year I celebrate riding motorcycles for 50 years, and dealing with accidents for 40 years. I hope I learned something in all that time that might be useful to other riders, so here it is. Is it safe to ride a motorcycle? Years ago, I remember discussing this question with Luke Lucarelli. He was […]