BMW factory rider explains motorcycle safety, techniques to service members
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FORT BRAGG, N.C. — Whether you’re a motorcycle rider or not, there is no limit to learning more about a two-wheeled vehicle, improvement on riding skills and keeping yourself safer on the road.

Service members on Fort Bragg were given the unique opportunity to receive expert advice from professional motorcycle and BMW factory rider Nate Kern, who held a two-session motorcycle workshop seminar for riders Jan. 17 at York Theater.

“Once those training wheels come off and you go out of the parking lot into the road, reality sets in,” said Kern. “Winning to me is keeping all riders safe.”

Throughout the seminar, Kern emphasized on the importance of safety, the fundamentals of body positioning as well as mental strengthening while riding. He also gave members of the audience an opportunity to demonstrate their body positioning on motorcycle displays provided by Capital BMW from Raleigh, N.C., in which he gave them critiques and recommendations on how to position themselves better.

“I wanted to give them a genuine understanding of my personal experience and slow them down mentally to get them to understand and comprehend the fundamentals,” he said. “These are people who have served our country valiantly, and I want them to drive these machines not only safe, but smart.”

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ST. CROIX – Balancing the weight of her CBR 600 Motorcycle, Cherene Williams-Walters eyes the road, leans her chest into her 375-pound muscled steel chariot and rolls into a steady flow down Melvin Evans Highway.

Her ponytail blows from under her protective helmet as she cuts through the wind.

She is one with the road.

Williams-Walters has loved motorcycles for more than half of her life, but she has been riding independently for about five years. She said she has always been drawn to motorcycles since she rode with her brothers as a child and into her teenage years.

Riding has always given Williams-Walters a sense of peace that can compare to nothing else, she said.

“When I jump on my bike, I feel free,” she said. “I don’t have to be speeding. I just have to ride, and I can let go of anything that has been bothering me.”

Williams-Walters said she loves to hear the rev of the bike, and just the sound of a motorcycle engine excites her, so she rides every chance that she gets.

Williams-Walters said she began riding with her husband Thaddeus Walters in 2002, and they rode together on the same bike or on separate bikes often until he was killed while they rode one evening in September 2007.

“I was riding behind him on my bike that night when he crashed by Sunny Isle,” she said. “It was something…………… continues on Virgin Islands Daily News

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