Spring is in the Air

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(Judy Hagerott)
(Judy Hagerott)

Robins chirping, creeks thawing, geese returning home and mud everywhere, all signs of spring. Today is the first day of Spring and with the warmer temps, another Spring-time tradition is hitting the streets...motorcycle riding. Sheridan Media's Judy Hagerott has this story.

The other day I saw this fat little robin looking in the door at me just chirping away and I thought, spring is right around the corner. Seeing that little fellow was like a shot in the arm knowing that this Wyoming winter is soon to be over.

The warm temperatures are giving everyone a little bit of spring fever and for some, it's time to get the motorcycles out and ready to go. Mark Geiss tells us why he rides.

Another rider Kerrie Bohler agrees.

It's all about freedom and for the riders I talked to, it's also about safety. Walt Bohler says there's a lot to watch out for when riding.

After being off all winter, you have to get your motorcycle legs back underneath you and as Mark Geiss says, it's all about being careful.

Careful driving is an absolute must, especially in spring-time conditions, but as Geiss also explains, motorcycle safety has a lot to do with defensive driving.

Bohler says folks need to be aware of the bike riders out there.

Michael Sutphin has been riding for four years and still has a bit of fear in him when he rides.

Geiss tells us where a new rider should start.

Bohler adds these tips.

He also adds this piece of advice.

The Wyoming Department of Transportation offers a Basic and Experienced Riders Course. The next class for Sheridan begins on June 1st.For more information call 307-777-4874.

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