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The Insurance Specialist Blog: 7_2016

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One of our most precious gifts is vision.  We use our eyes continuously from when we wake in the morning until we turn off the lights at bedtime.  Healthy eyesight is so much a part of life that we might not give it a thought until something goes wrong. READ MORE >>

As we began to reflect on 50 years of protecting motorcycle riders and their bikes, we felt it was important to give back in some way. The Dairyland Cycle staff put their thinking caps on, as opposed to our riding helmets, and came up with the idea of a National Motorcycle Day™. READ MORE >>

The Blue Ridge Parkway near Asheville, N.C., is annually, with a few exceptions, the most visited component of the National Park System, though technically it is not a National Park. It is a park-to-park connector road between the Shenandoah National Park to the north, where it joins the Skyline Drive, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to the south. READ MORE >>

Dairyland celebrates insuring riders and their bikes for 50 years, while Sentry celebrates writing auto insurance for 100 years. READ MORE >>

When teens learn how to drive a car, everything is new and things as simple as starting the ignition, operating the windshield wipers and using the gas pedal have to be learned. Teaching teens how to drive properly and safely takes time and patience, but will help them be better prepared for their future on the road. READ MORE >>

It’s often said that you can learn a great deal about where you are headed by looking back at where you came from. That’s why it’s so important to stop from time to time and take a look at history. And there’s no better place to look at motorcycle history than the Wheels Through Time Museum – a true motorcycle gem. READ MORE >>

Surface hazards are one of the many hazards motorcycle riders learn to be aware of during a motorcycle safety course. Grooved pavement is one of those hazards, but there are actually several types of pavement grooves that riders will encounter. Let’s take a look at the various kinds of grooves, their purpose and some thoughts on dealing with them. READ MORE >>

No motorcycle rider wants to be the subject of this infamous expression, “Officer I did not see the motorcycle.” As riders, we all focus on seeing road hazards and trying to be seen by our fellow motorists. The skills involved with seeing hazards can be improved through rider education and experience. READ MORE >>

North Carolina Highway 80 (NC80) is one of a growing number of excellent motorcycle roads that have gained a moniker and national awareness in the motorcycle community. Known as the “Devil’s Whip,” it has long been a favorite of local riders. READ MORE >>

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