#ScootinAmerica Making a Difference
Meet Adam Sandoval
We are here at Route 66 Biker Gear with Adam Sandoval discussing his cause ScootinAmerica. Adam and his dog Scoot are breaking two Guinness Book World Records. One for the longest charity ride trip and the second is the most miles in one country on a consecutive trip. Adam is traveling over 100,000 miles in 24 months across 696 Harley Davidson dealerships to raise money for children who have lost their parents in active duty.
Adam choose this cause because he wanted to support the military. He said, “I have a saying if you’ve never severed in the military find time to serve those who have and that is what we are doing helping the men and women who fought to give us the freedom to ride.”
What Are Your Thoughts on Motorcycle Safety?
“It’s dangerous out there. I’ve been riding my bike for over two years nonstop. There is a lack of awareness of people watching for motorcycles and too many distractions for four-wheel drivers these days. Which makes us as motorcyclists have to be that much more alert.”
What Advice Would Your Give Four-Wheel Drivers?
“Scanning, watching the road; we as riders have a much smaller footprint so you can’t just glance over and trust your peripheral vision before you change a lane. You need to get a good solid look of where you are going and what is behind you before you change that lane because just with a glance there is a good chance you are not going to see me out there.”
On Your Way to 100,000 Miles Any Near Misses?
“No incidences, lots of near misses; luckily I was attentive enough to put myself in a position to escape. I went up on one guy who was reading a novel. He had a novel open on his steering wheel driving down the highway as he cut me off, so I came up beside him and was shocked to see him reading a novel driving down the highway.
I have also witnessed a lot of tired drivers or drivers driving vehicles that are a little to big for them, big vehicles, with big blind spots and maybe the drivers are a little older and have lost some mobility in the neck, these are all bad combinations for riders.
I do 75% of my riding in broad daylight. My biggest miss came with a semi truck right at dawn. I assume the truckers was driving through the night, he ran me into the shoulder, but we were able to keep it up and stay safe.”
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