That Girl’s Blog: Look Twice!

See that motorcycle? It’s mine. Please be aware there are a lot of riders on the Cape. Some of us are just going back and forth to work like you. Please drive carefully and look twice!

I am not sure what else to say.

I used to wait eagerly for warmer weather so I could ride my motorcycle to work during the week, but this year I have been a little nervous to take her out.

Several of my riding friends have been in accidents over that past year or two. I need both hands to count how many of my friends have been hit from behind by drivers who simply weren’t paying attention at stop signs and exit ramps and intersections.

Several more of my friends have been hit by cars while drivers were “allegedly” under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

I know there is a perception that people who ride motorcycles are big bad dudes and chicks with tattoos and club patches who enjoy a good-old knock-down-drag-out fight… But please take a look at me. Actually, take a look around the next time you are out and about.

Bikers are moms and dads. Bikers are doctors, lawyers and nurses. Bikers are veterans and athletes. We are business owners and town employees. We are police officers and students. We care about the environment and we dedicate a lot of time to local charities like “Big Nick’s Ride For The Cape Cod Fallen”, “Toys for Tots”, Cancer Awareness as well as local families in need.

Our bikes are flashy and most of the time loud so that you will know we are near you when we ride to and from work every day, or when we are out enjoying the sunny weather, just like you.

One big difference: You will almost NEVER see a biker texting or scrolling through our social media pages while we are riding. It’s just not safe.

Here is something to think about the next time you are in your car on Rte 28: If you are driving at 35 mph, your car will travel approximately 250 feet in 5 seconds. Looking at your phone for 5 seconds is the same as driving blindfolded for 250 feet.

Please put your phone down while you are driving. Please look twice before you turn left or pull out of a parking lot. PLEASE don’t make a sudden stop or surprise U-turn. There is always a safer place to turn around up the road.

We ALL want to get home tonight.

Please feel free to contact me: CatWilson@CCB-Media.com

About Cat Wilson

Cat Wilson is "That Girl" on Cape Country 104 – a Cape Cod native and longtime Cape radio personality. She is a passionate supporter of Military and Veteran causes on the Cape and also hosts local music spotlight program, “The Cheap Seats” on Ocean 104.7.