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A wellmaintained ATV means hours of fun in the great outdoors.

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Birds may be chirping and flower buds opening to the sunlight, but for many outdoor enthusiasts, the arrival of warm days and extra hours of sunlight means they can hit the trails once more. Many take to the trails on the back of their favorite “toys” that have been gathering dust in the garage all winter long. All-terrain vehicles, or ATVs are affectionately known as “quads” and have dominated the off-roading market since three-wheel varieties were deemed safety risks. ATVs come in a variety of types and motor sizes, and can be customized for riders of different ages. Utility terrain vehicles, or UTVs, have the ability to carry things along and can generally accommodate more than one rider. Such vehicles are becoming more coveted among outdoor enthusiasts. UTVs may be a smart choice for hunters or campers who need to carry gear into remote areas. ATVs and UTVs can be great fun

for the entire family. However, they can be hazardous if the vehicles are not functioning and in good repair prior to the first excursion. Whether the vehicle is new or older, owners should take the time to inspect and troubleshoot potential problems.

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As with any vehicle, tires should be properly inflated according to the specifications in the owner’s manual. Ensure there are no slow leaks before taking the ATV out, and replace tires if necessary.

Oils and fluids

Take the time to check fluid levels before going out. If it has been quite some time since the most recent oil change, make that part of your seasonal preparation. Be sure to replace the oil filter as well. If this task is too challenging, bring the ATV or UTV to an automotive shop.

Smell the gas in the tank before taking to the road or trails. Gas can spoil if it is not treated with stabilizer when the vehicle is left to sit. Drain the fuel and start with fresh gas, as bad gas can cause engine trouble. A dead battery can be a real downer for riders enjoying the great outdoors. Battery tender products are a good idea for those who typically store their ATVs for longer than a week. Be sure a battery is the right size and type for the vehicle, especially when purchasing a used ATV or UTV.

Visual inspection

When looking at the ATV, check for holes, corrosion, tears, and other damage to fuel lines, CV boots and other connections on the vehicle. Fix them promptly and before going out for the season. (METRO CREATIVE)


Opening day for general inland fishing in Wisconsin is May 5. For a complete listing of all Wisconsin’s fishing seasons, visit dnr.wi.gov.

or a while there, it seemed as if winter would never end but spring has finally sprung and everyone is chomping at the bit to get outside and enjoy the warmer weather. Sportsmen (and women) all over are busy uncovering the boats, ATVs and motorcycles, dusting off the tackle boxes and pulling out the camping equipment. Southeastern Wisconsin has much to offer in the way of outdoor fun and our guide will help you plan your activities all the way into fall. From boating on the inland lakes to camping under the stars, there’s never a shortage of things to do

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with family, friends or by yourself. Golfers know it’s been far too long since they’ve been able to hit the links with any regularity and bikers (or hikers) are already trekking about the countryside, breathing in the fresh, clean air. Why not join them? On the fishing scene, opening day is fast approaching and anglers throughout the state are stocking up their tackle boxes and restringing their poles. The Department of Natural Resources annual fishing report is available at dnr. wi.gov by searching “fishing report.” Check it out for the latest on what’s happening on the waters and where the fish

are biting. This edition of the Sportsman’s Guide has information on a variety of outdoor activities including fishing, camping, hiking, golfing, ATVing and more. Our advertisers are also around to help you gear up for the various sporting seasons and answer any questions you might have about your particular activity. Be sure to check them out, especially if you’re looking for something new to try. Whether you’re camping, biking, hiking, boating or motorcycling, we encourage you to do it safely and have fun. Get outside, the adventure awaits!

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The fish are biting, are you ready?

Wisconsin fishing licenses, stamps, tags needed for all anglers over age 16 isconsin residents who are 16 years old or older need a fishing license to fish in any waters of the state. Residents need a fishing license to take rough fish by hand, hook and line or to spear fish where allowed. Residents do not need a fishing license to take smelt, rough fish, or minnows with nets, traps, and seines of legal size. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resource’s Guide to Wisconsin Spearing, Netting, and Bait Harvest Regulations has more information on additional regulations. Nonresidents who are 16 years old or older need a nonresident fishing license to fish in Wisconsin waters with hook and line. Nonresidents need a fishing license to take rough fish by hand, hook and line, or to spear fish where allowed. Nonresidents of any age need a fishing license to take smelt, spear fish, or to take rough fish and minnows using nets, traps, and seines of legal size. Nonresidents may not sell minnows or smelt. The DNR’s Guide to Wisconsin Spearing, Netting, and Bait Harvest Regulations has more information and lists all the regulations. Fishing licenses are sold online at dnr.wi.gov. Groups of disabled persons on fishing excursions conducted by nonprofit organizations may not need

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• Resident individual (annual) fishing license, $20 . • Fishing, first-time buyer, $5. • Resident one-day fishing license, $8 – In the event the angler purchases an annual fishing license later in the same license year, the cost of the one-day license will apply

towards the purchase of the annual fishing license. • Resident combination (spousal) license, $31 – Issued to a legally married husband and wife who meet residency requirements. • Resident sports license $60 – This license allows for fishing and hunting of small game and gun deer. (Nonresident fee, $275) • Resident junior sports license (10 to 17 years old), $35 – (Nonresident fee, $36) • Resident reduced-rate fishing license, $7 – Required of anglers 16 and 17 years of

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With a plethora of lakes in the state, boat fishing is a favorite pastime for many residents.

age and anglers 65 years of age and older. Residents born before 1927 do not need a fishing license. Simply carry proof of age when fishing. Nonresident senior citizens must purchase a regular nonresident license. • Resident conservation patron license, $165 – This license serves as a substitute for separate licenses and stamps for annual fishing, inland trout fishing, Great Lakes trout and salmon fishing, hook and line lake sturgeon harvest, hunting small game, turkey, pheasant, deer, waterfowl, archer hunting, and trapping (trapping for residents and qualified nonresidents only). You also receive an admission sticker for state parks, state forests and state trails, and a one-year subscription to Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine. (Nonresident fee $600) • Resident junior conservation patron license (10 to 17 years old), $75 – (Nonresident fee $77) • Resident annual fishing licenses for the disabled, $7 – Anglers must provide one of the following as proof: Social Security Disability Award Notice issued within the past year, Letter from Social Security Administration advising the customer is currently receiving disability benefits, Letter or Notice of Railroad Retirement Disability, or signed statement from a licensed physician or optometrist indicating that the customer’s sight is impaired to the degree that he/she cannot read ordinary newspaper print with or without corrective glasses. Discount applies to resident fishing license only. Disabled nonresidents need to buy a regular nonresident license. • Resident annual disabled veteran’s fishing license, $3 – Veterans must provide one of the following as proof: Veteran’s Disability Award Letter showing benefits are being paid for a disability of 70 percent or more, or Letter from Veterans Administration that indicates customer is receiving benefits for a service-related disability of 70 percent or more. Nonresident disabled veterans must purchase a regular nonresident license. • Free annual resident armed forces fishing license for members of the U.S. armed forces who exhibit proof that they are in active service with the armed forces and that they are a resident on furlough or leave (includes the inland trout and Great Lakes salmon stamps). • Nonresident individual (annual) fishing license, $50 • Nonresident one-day fishing license, $10 – In the event the angler purchases an annual fishing license later in the same license year, the cost of the one-day license will apply towards the purchase of the annual fishing license. • Nonresident 4-day individual license,  $24 • Nonresident 15-day individual license, $28 • Nonresident 15-day family license, $40 – Includes children 16 to 17 years old (Note:

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Family licenses do not include grandchildren ages 16-17 years old). • Nonresident annual family license, $65 – Includes children 16-17 years old (Note: Family licenses do not include grandchildren ages 16-17 years old). • Annual Inland Trout Stamp Privilege (residents and nonresidents), $10 – See the Guide to Wisconsin Trout Fishing Regulations 2012-13 for license restrictions. Required in addition to your fishing license to fish trout on tributaries to Lake Superior and all inland waters, except Green Bay and Lake Michigan tributaries up to the first dam or lake. • Annual Great Lakes Trout and Salmon Stamp Privilege (residents and nonresidents), $10 – Required in addition to your fishing license to fish trout or salmon on Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, Green Bay and the tributaries of Lake Michigan and Green Bay up to the first dam or lake. • Two-day Sports fishing license for residents and nonresidents, $14 – This license entitles a resident or nonresident to fish the outlying waters of Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, and Green Bay, as well as Lake Michigan and Green Bay tributaries upstream to the first dam or lake. License includes the Great Lakes Trout and Salmon stamp privilege. • Two-day Inland Lake Trout Fishing License (residents only), $14 – This license authorizes fishing for trout on inland lakes. A trout stamp is not required • Hook and Line Lake Sturgeon Harvest Tag, $20 – Anglers who intend to harvest a lake sturgeon must purchase this tag first, regardless of age or need for a fishing license. Harvest tags are available for either inland waters or Wisconsin/Michigan boundary waters. A fishing license is required to fish for sturgeon (unless you are exempt), but a harvest tag is not required for catch and release sturgeon fishing (Nonresident fee $50) For more information, visit dnr.wi.gov.

2018-19 fishing seasons Opening day for Wisconsin fishing is traditionally the first Saturday in May. Hook-and-line fishing for many species of fish on many Wisconsin waters begins on that day. However, to better manage Wisconsin fisheries, season dates are often specific to the species of fish as well as the water body. For a complete listing of all Wisconsin’s fishing seasons, visit dnr.wi.gov. Southern Zone Early inland trout May 5 to March 3, 2019 (catch and release) Jan. 6 (5 a.m.) to May 4 Musky Northern Zone General inland trout May 26 to Nov. 30 May 5 (5 a.m.) to Oct. 15 Southern Zone May 5 to Dec. 31 General inland fishing May 5 to March 3, 2019 Northern pike May 5 to March 3, 2019 Largemouth bass Northern Zone Walleye May 5 to March 3, 2019 May 5 to March 3, 2019 Southern Zone May 5 to March 3, 2019 Lake sturgeon (hook and line) Smallmouth bass Sept. 1 to 30 Northern Zone – catch and release Free fishing weekends May 5 to June 15 June 2 and 3 Northern Zone harvest Jan. 19 and 20, 2019 June 16 to March 3, 2019

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Golf terms are as varied as the game itself. Knowing commonly used words and phrases makes for a more intimate understanding of the sport.

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These golf terms are par for the course Golf is a game of sport and skill that can be played at any age. Millions of people in North America participate in golf as a recreational endeavor or a professional pursuit. As of the spring 2016, 25.13 million people in the United States played golf over the previous 12 months, according to Statistica. People may immediately think Canada’s sports-based loyalty favors hockey. However, on the recreational side, golf is king in the country. Canada has the fourth most golf courses of any country in the world, says the National Golf Foundation. Plus, one out of every 10 Canadians play golf – a participation rate that is more than double that of the United States.

Storied golf history

Although golf can be traced back to the Netherlands during the Middle

Ages, many people concur that the modern game of golf – played over 18 holes – is a Scottish invention. The popularity of the sport began to spread throughout the world from Great Britain. The first permanent golf club in North America was founded in 1873 and was named Canada’s Royal Montreal Club. The first 18-hole course in the United States was The Chicago Golf Club.

Golf lingo

Understanding the terminology is key to becoming a full-fledged golf fanatic. While golf lingo is extensive, here is a sampling of some of the more popular terms to get novices started, courtesy of the PGA. Approach – A shot hit towards the green.

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Golf is played all over the globe. Golf is one of the world’s oldest sports, boasting a rich history. Golf is a sport of skill that can involve not only athletic prowess, but also brainpower. Here are some interesting facts about the game: • To this date, golf is only one of two games to be played on the moon. The other is a javelin throw; • Long before the advent of tees, golfers played off of hand-built sand piles; • In 1889, Ab Smith inadvertently coined the phrase “birdie,” when he hit a shot he defined as a “bird of a shot;” • Making a hole-in-one during a round of golf is quite a challenge. However, the odds of making two are incredibly low, at one in 64 million; • Only around 20 percent of golfers have a handicap below 18. The U.S. Golf Teachers Federation defines handicap as “a measure of a player’s current ability over an entire round of golf, signified by a number. The lower the number, the better the golfer is;” • The word “caddy” comes from “cadet,” the French word for “student;” and • A regulation golf ball contains 336 dimples. (METRO CREATIVE)

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Attack – The relative angle at which the clubhead approaches the ball at impact. Backswing – The motion that involves the club and every element of the body in taking the club away from the ball. Birdie – A score of one under par on a hole. Bogey – A score of one over par on a hole. Bunker – A hallow comprised of sand or grass that serves as an obstacle. Carry – The distance a ball will fly in the air. Chip – A short approach with a low trajectory. Chunk – A poor shot caused by hitting the turf. Divot – The turf displaced when the club strikes the ball. Downswing – The swing forward from the top of the backswing. Eagle – A score of two under par on a hole. Golf range – A facility where people can practice golf swings. Grip – The positioning of hands on the club. Hole – A round receptacle on the green that the ball is aimed into. Lie – As it relates to the golf ball, the position when it has come to rest. Links – Specific term for a course built on linksland, which is land reclaimed from the ocean. Mulligan – An extra shot taken on a poor first shot. Par – The score an accomplished player is expected to make on a hole, either a three, four or five. Putt – A shot on the green. Stance – The position of the feet.

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September may enjoy the title of National Wilderness Month, but any time of year is a good time to enjoy the great outdoors. One of the ways to immerse oneself in nature is to enjoy a day hike or overnight backpacking excursion. Millions of people take to trails or create their own paths all across the world each and every year. Hiking is a great way to enjoy the beauty of nature, but it also has other benefits. The American Hiking Society notes that research has consistently shown that hiking as regular exercise can improve overall health and fitness. It also may lengthen and improve quality of life. Hiking as a form of low-impact walking can reduce risk for heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, obesity, and anxiety. Preparing for a hike involves packing accordingly for the trip. These items should be brought along on hiking trips to ensure such excursions are comfortable, safe and successful. • Water – Bring along water whether you’re hiking in warm or cool temperatures. Water can be heavy, so some experienced

hikers prefer to bring a filtration device or purifying tablets so they can rely on natural water sources for their drinks. • Proper footwear – Trail shoes may be adequate for shorter hikes or when you are not carrying much gear. Otherwise, opt for sturdy hiking boots with plenty of sole and ankle support. • Nutrition – Bring along lightweight food to keep you well fed. Any number of situations, including difficult trails and getting lost, can prolong hiking trips. Nutritious snacks can help hikers maintain their energy levels. • Rain gear/extra clothing – Dressing in layers and having a change of clothes enables you to adjust your attire according to the weather conditions. Wear waterrepellant materials that wick away sweat. • Sun protection – Sun protection encompasses sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat. • Illumination – Pack a headlamp or flashlight, and don’t forget the batteries. Light will help you navigate if you are out after sundown. Flashlights also can be used to signal others if you’re lost.

• Navigational tools – A compass and map will help keep you on course. Remember, cell phones may not work in remote areas. • Fire starter – A night spent in the wilderness may not be on the itinerary, but chemical fire starters, matches or even dryer lint can help start fires in emergency situations. • Multipurpose tool – A multipurpose tool can be used to cut items, open cans and much more. • First aid kit – Don’t forget a prepackaged first aid kit to treat minor or major injuries. Taking a first aid course is also helpful. • Toilet paper – When nature calls in nature, a roll of toilet paper can make things much easier. • Emergency shelter – Tarps, tents or even reflective blankets can be put to use if a day trip needs to be turned into an overnight stay. Hiking is a fun way to enjoy the wilderness. Hikers must pack accordingly for every trip. (METRO CREATIVE)

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The rise of adult sports leagues Fitness comes in many forms, and for a growing number of people, sports is one of the most appealing ways to stay in shape. Health and socialization are the driving forces behind the growing popularity of adult recreational sports leagues, particularly among millennials. According to Sports Marketing Surveys USA, a research company that provides data for the Sports and Fitness Industry Association, millennials are twice as likely as their Generation X counterparts to participate in team sports as adults. However, adult leagues attract people of all ages and from both genders. Adults who played sports as children may be particularly drawn to adult sports leagues, which offer a way for them to maintain connections to sports they love. And Eric Willin, COO of EZFacility, a sports business software provider in Woodbury, NY, offers that adult leagues are the ideal fit for communities and especially appealing to millennials who grew up playing sports. “Members of the millennial generation tend to have grown up with schedules packed with extracurricular sports,”

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Enjoy the great outdoors WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE GOING CAMPING

omedian Jim Gaffigan often jokes that camping is a tradition in his wife’s family, but he’s what people would consider “indoorsy.” Gaffigan notes that the idea of burning a couple of vacation days sleeping on the ground outside isn’t his idea of fun. But the comic may be in the minority. Camping is one of the most popular outdoor recreational activities in North America. The statistics resource Statistica says the revenue of campgrounds and RV parks was estimated at $5.8 billion in 2015. More than $2.5 billion was relegated to camping equipment spending. In Canada, National Park attendance is typically indicative of camping stays. Parks Canada said there was a 4 percent increase in overall visitation between 2009 and 2014. Camping takes many forms. Some purists equate camping to minimalist survival — eking out an existence for a few days with nothing more than a tent, a single roll of toilet paper and a fishing pole. Others enjoy the creature comforts of home and would readily consider camping something done from their climate controlled RV. Camping ranges between sleeping under the open stars and glamping — a style of camping with amenities and potentially resort-style services. No matter how one defines camping, information is the key to becoming the proverbial “happy camper.” The following list is a general starting off point for planning a camping adventure.

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When choosing a campsite, seek an area that offers the amenities you desire. Popular places like lakeside spots or those close to trails tend to book up early. Also, consider proximity to bathrooms, showers and ingress/egress spots. People who desire solitude will pick different campsites than those who want to be near the family action.

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Camping is one of the most popular outdoor activities in the country. The key to being a “happy camper” is to plan and prepare for the trip.

Supplies will differ depending on the temperatures when you plan to camp. Select a tent with a sun-protection sealant to prolong its longevity. Opt for a location with partial afternoon shade to keep the campsite and tent cool. Face the tent door into the wind for a breeze (and also

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to keep mosquitoes from camping alongside you). Speak with a camping supply retailer about your camping needs.

If this is your first time camping, schedule the night out to coincide with a full moon. There will be extra light at night to chase away any fears and make navigating a bit easier.

Pack healthy food

Be an early bird

Bring along low-salt, high-protein snacks. Low-salt, highprotein snacks will keep you fueled for day trips along the trails without making you thirsty. Dried berries and high-fiber trail mixes also can keep energy levels up.

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Invest in an insulating pad. A good insulating pad will keep you comfortable when sleeping on the ground. Such a pad also will serve as an extra moisture barrier and will help keep you warm or cool.

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Willin says. “It’s no surprise that this group is enthusiastic about competing in adult recreation leagues, and the supply is developing to meet the demand.” In addition to leagues sponsored by local governments, the YMCA offers a number of adult programs across the country. The YMCA says that their sports leagues provide a perfect opportunity to be active and social and to reconnect or start fresh with a sport. Some of the organization’s most popular adult sports leagues include basketball, soccer, hockey, tennis, volleyball, and golf. Many community centers, churches and even local businesses sponsor adult sports leagues, which help build a sense of community among residents and often connect players with local businesses and charitable or goodwill organizations. Although some recreational leagues are free to join, many are for-profit businesses. Costs for players can run anywhere from $50 to $90 per person for a season. These fees help cover the costs associated with setting up teams and the fees necessary to compensate referees and rent facilities where games will be played. (METRO CREATIVE)

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Spring is here and it’s time to break out the bikes and hit the open road. Cycling is a great way to get in shape and enjoy nature’s beauty.

warm temperatures return, many people renew their interest in spending time outdoors. Spring and summer are peak times of year to enjoy the great outdoors. A popular activity in spring, summer and fall, cycling benefits the mind and body in various ways.

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Mind

One of the more common mental health benefits of exercise is that working up a sweat can help alleviate physical and mental stress. Reducing stress is important for overall health and can reduce a person’s risk of developing certain illnesses. Cycling is a great way to get outdoors, meet people and see the scenery. Getting outside to exercise also can reduce anxiety and depression. A study conducted in 2007 by researcher Charles Hillman indicated that exercise boosts brainpower and may be able to stave off Alzheimer’s disease in the elderly. Dr. Phil Tomporowski has studied how children

with ADHD may be positively affected by bike riding, and how control issues were improved without the use of medication.

Body

The Victoria State Department Better Health Channel says that cycling for health and fitness is a good idea. Riding a bicycle is a low-impact form of exercise for people of all ages. Cycling can be fun and doesn’t require expensive equipment. Cycling generally causes less strain on joints and other areas of the body because it is low-impact. However, cycling provides enough resistance to be an effective muscle workout. People who want to improve their cardiovascular health and manage their weight can turn to cycling to achieve their goals. Cycling raises one’s metabolic rate to help the body burn fat when combined with a healthy diet. Cycling Weekly says cycling burns between 400 and 1,000 calories an hour, depending on the intensity of a ride and the rider’s weight. Individuals can modify the

distance and intensity of a cycling workout to suit their fitness goals. Disease risk and adverse health outcomes can be reduced by hopping on a bike. A study conducted by researchers at the University of Glasgow examined more than 260,000 individuals over the course of five years. The study found that cycling to work can cut a rider’s risk of developing heart disease or cancer in half. Those eager to get started on cycling are encouraged to begin slowly, especially if it has been awhile since they last exercised. It’s also important to find the right-sized bicycle to reduce strain and injury. A fullservice bike shop can help bike shoppers find one that is the right height and frame size for the rider’s body. The height of the handlebars and the seat also can be adjusted for comfort. Always consult with a physician prior to exercise to ensure that the regimen is safe. Those with prior injuries or health problems should be doubly careful, though cycling is generally safe for beginners. (METRO CREATIVE)

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Brush up on your skills Off-road driving is a fun hobby for many drivers. Such driving requires more than turning the wheel and seeking adventure. Knowledge of how to traverse unpaved roadways and having the proper equipment can help off-roading enthusiasts avoid pitfalls. Anyone new to off-roading should know the basics, but even experienced off-roading enthusiasts can benefit from brushing up on their skills.

Equipment

A vehicle equipped to traverse unpaved roads is a necessity. Although many SUVs and trucks are promoted for outdoor living, many need some modifications to handle the rigor of off-roading. While aftermarket experts can help motorists prepare their vehicles for off-road excursions, drivers should know that the wheelbase and clearance of their vehicles may need to be adjusted. Modifying traction control, choosing the right tires (and possibly lowering the

air pressure for more grip) and determining if axle strength is sufficient are additional considerations. Engines might need to be tuned for slower speeds. In addition, vulnerable parts under the hood and under the vehicle may need to be treated for muddy or especially dusty conditions.

Skills

Choosing the right off-road route is key, especially for novices. This means avoiding obstacles such as trees or rocks. The presence of existing tire tracks may help, but drivers should still anticipate muddy ruts or slippery conditions in areas that might already have been traversed. Climbing hills can be tricky, and crossing deep water, descending hills and crossing ditches is also challenging. Knowing to cross ditches at an angle, avoid braking when descending hills and skip fast-moving water until you are more experienced comes with time and probably some trial and error.

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Important tips for off-road driving Speed

One thing that can take some time to adjust to when off-road driving is slowing down. Navigating tricky terrain means slowing down considerably. Speed can be the enemy because reaction time is greatly diminished when off-roading. Slowing down means being able to guage obstacles and focus on surroundings – including wildlife – more readily. According to Popular Mechanics, much of off-roading takes place in low gear. Use four-wheel drive or, for AWD vehicles, lock the center differential early on for maximum control.

Extra gear

Off-roaders are bound to get stuck from time to time. Recovery gear, such as towing straps, mats to place under stuck tires, hiking survival gear, and flares, can help in emergency situations. A day off-roading on trails or in rural terrain can be an enjoyable way to spend time, but such driving requires skill and practice.

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Safety is a consideration anytime bikers decide to go for a ride. Technology can help bikers reduce their risk of accident or injury.

Once the winter snow melts, motorcycle enthusiasts prepare to take out their rides for another season of wind-in-yourhair adventures. Whether touring iconic roads or making quick jaunts around the neighborhood, bikers of all ages enjoy climbing onto their rides and hitting the open road. When the weather warms, motorists are bound to see an influx of motorcycles on the road. So it’s only natural that, come spring, many motorists’ thoughts turn to motorcycle safety. Statistics indicate that motorcycles are more dangerous than cars. According to Wired, people on motorcycles are nearly 30 times more likely to die in a crash than people in cars, due in part to motorcycles’

Bikes that talk

Vehicle-to-vehicle communications technology can help reduce motorcycle accidents and injuries. Using short-range Wi-Fi-based communication, motorcycles can track vehicles in the vicinity; assess speed, braking, and other elements; and alert riders with enough time to avoid a crash. The hardware produced by Autotalks and Bosch is scheduled to be tested on Ducati motorcycles. Bosch’s initial research suggests it could prevent one-third of all motorcycle accidents in Germany, where the company is headquartered and will conduct the study.

Modern head protection

Motorcycle helmets protect one of the most important parts of the body that can be injured in motorcycle accidents. Seemingly a simple piece of equipment, helmets are continually evolving to prevent injuries. Some new technologies include using airbag systems with helmet designs to provide neck and spinal protection immediately on impact. Sensors built into the helmets can record speeds and inflate if a crash seems imminent.

Wear leather

Apart from looking the biker part, there are other advantages to wearing leather when riding. Leather is resistant to abrasion, which protects riders against cuts. Leather also is good at insulating, so riders can stay comfortable when the wind is chilly. In addition to leather jackets and pants, leather gloves and boots are suggested.

Self-driving vehicles

People may wonder just what selfdriving cars will have to do with motorcycle safety, but putting driving into the virtual hands of a computer can eliminate driver error. That means cars will be able to sense an oncoming bike and assess its speed. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has said biker deaths have waned thanks to safety features like blind-spot monitoring. Self-driving cars can bring accident numbers down even more because they will eliminate distracted drivers, impaired drivers and factors that comprise driver error.

Autonomous features

Although self-driving motorcycles are unlikely to be available anytime soon, certain features that can map the road ahead and warn of terrain or curves may be in the works. BMW envisions systems that can do just this, warning bikers to slow down or making navigation changes. (METRO CREATIVE)

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lack of airbags, crumple zones and seat belts. Upon the return of warm weather, motorcycle enthusiasts should revisit safety protocols and even explore the technological innovations that are helping to make motorcycling safer.

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