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Volume 11, Issue 2

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24 | WheelsOfGrace.com | Issue 48 HANDLEBAR NEWS Biker Caught On VideO kiCking BaCk & riding With nO hands ORLANDO, FL - A motorcyclist gave at least one family quite the scare in Orlando, FL, as he kicked back with his hands behind his head for a few moments while cruising down I-4 on his motorcycle. Eric Medeiros-Rice was heading home from Disney World when he looked up and no ced a motorcycle weaving between cars. Medeiros- Rice grabbed his phone and managed to record some video as the motorcyclist repeated the stunt a couple mes before dar ng off. Medeiros-Rice said he didn't manage to get the license plate, otherwise he would have reported the man's stunt to the authori es. geOrge ClOOney says his Wife has Banned him frOm riding mOtOrCyCles George Clooney claims his wife, Amal, has forbidden him from riding a motorcycle ever again following a crash in Italy. The star 57 was tossed over the top of his motorbike while riding on a highway in July. The star was traveling at a high speed when another car unexpectedly pulled in front of him. The ensuing collision sent Clooney flying roughly 20 feet in the air and required a visit to a hospital in Olbia. "I'm not allowed to ride motorcycles," Clooney joked during a panel for "Catch-22". "I got into a really bad accident. I hit a guy at 70 miles an hour on my bike. Got launched. And so that's it, I'm off of bikes." So much for Ride to Live and Live to Ride George! illinOis mOtOrCyClist killed after grass Clippings left On rOad UREAU COUNTY, Ill. (KWQC) – This me of year we see the posts on Social Media. People – inconsiderate and obnoxious people that don't care about anyone but themselves like to cut their grass and blow the cut grass onto the road. Well, a motorcyclist was killed in an accident caused by grass clippings le in the road, according to WMBD-TV in IL. 59-year-old Cheryl Zeglen of Canton, Illinois, was riding with her husband and other motorcyclists on County Highway Route 6 in Bureau County when the accident occurred. When the group came upon fresh grass clippings le on the road, the lead rider, Zeglen's husband, Thomas Zeglen, began to lose control, according to WEEK-TV. When Thomas Zeglen slowed down, Cheryl Zeglen crashed into him and was ejected from her motorcycle. Zeglen died at the hospital two days later. Zeglen was a waitress at Joe's Place in Norris, Illinois, and worked previously as a paralegal, according to her obituary. harley reCalled 46,000 Bikes fOr leaky Oil linked tO tWO Crashes Harley-Davidson (NYSE:HOG) recalled approximately 46,000 motorcycles in the U.S., ci ng a poten al oil leak that has been linked to two crashes. The recall includes certain 2017 Electra Glide, Road Glide, Road King and Street Glide bikes. The affected motorcycles were built between July 2, 2016 and May 9, 2017. The bike maker said an oil line may come loose, causing oil to leak onto the rear re's path. There have been nine reports of displaced oil lines. Harley is aware of two crashes and one minor injury due to the issue. Dealers will repair a clamp on the engine oil cooler line at no extra cost to owners. Hmmm… how about a new bike when you crash? let mOtOrCyCles driVe BetWeen lanes, and giVe them rOOm, CalifOrnia highWay patrOl says By C H A R L E S F L E M I N G Lane spli ng by motorcycles has been allowed by California law for nearly two years. Now the California Highway Patrol has issued safety guidelines on the topic — guidelines that apply not only to motorcyclists but also to drivers of cars and trucks. The law enforcement agency also said for the first me that interfering with lane spli ng is illegal. State legisla on explicitly allowing lane spli ng — in which motorcycles drive in the space between traffic lanes on public roads and freeways — took effect in January 2017 and s pulated that the CHP could issue safety ps on the topic. "Every rider has the ul mate responsibility for their own decision making and safety," CHP Commissioner Warren Stanley said in a statement. Drivers of cars and trucks have responsibili es too. "it's illegal to inten onally block or impede a motorcyclist, including by opening a vehicle door" the CHP p sheet says. It also says vehicles in the far le lane should move to the le part of the lane so motorcycles have room to pass on their right. In years past, the CHP in partnership with the Department of Motor Vehicles published similar guidelines for lane spli ng. Those were more specific, indica ng that the prac ce was least dangerous at certain speeds. Motorcycle safety studies have said that lane spli ng, though unnerving to some drivers and appren ce motorcyclists, is safer than not spli ng when done intelligently — principally because it reduces the risk of a rider being hit from behind while stopped in freeway traffic. epa issues prOpOsed 2020 reneWaBle fuel mandate The U.S. Environmental Protec on Agency issued its 2020 proposal for renewable fuel volume obliga ons recommending that the amount of conven onal biofuels, like ethanol, would remain unchanged from 2019 at 15 billion gallons. The proposed rule, part of the federal Renewable Fuel Standard, sets the levels of ethanol to be blended into the na on's fuel supply next year. It also includes 2021 standards for biomass-based diesel. "We are glad that the EPA is not proposing an increase for 2020 in the ethanol content for our na on's fuel supply," AMA Vice President of Government Rela ons Wayne Allard said. "We believe the levels are already too high because higher ethanol fuels, like E15, can harm motorcycle and all-terrain vehicle engines and fuels systems." The EPA proposed that total renewable volume obliga ons

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