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Casual Shoes For Motorcycle Riding

Protective gear while riding is imperative for a riders safety. From leather jackets, mesh jackets, V2 protection jackets, gloves, helmets and of course shoes/boots. Although some will argue the facts, foot protection matters! All too often while working in the emergency room trauma victims were brought in from a motorcycle accident with little to no foot protection. Flip-Flops are not proper footwear to be on a motorcycle with. The CDC did a study and found that 30% of all non fatal motorcycle injuries were to the legs and feet.

Proper and comfortable shoes should provide comfort, toe protection, heal and ankle support and an anti -slip rubber sole for good gripping. They should keep your feet warm and dry. Thanks to the manufacturers which are bridging the gap brining new and innovative riding apparel technology to the forefront of motorcycle safety.

Choosing the right shoe

You need to know there is a difference between motorcycle riding shoes and riding boots. If you are new to riding then finding the comfort, style and safety is important. If you are already an avid rider then you probably have a high standard for performance, safety and function while shifting gears.

Number Five TCX Street Ace WP Womens Shoe comes in just under $200.00.

Important features include:

  • Waterproof lining

  • High wear-resistant rubber sole

  • CFS Comfort Fit System

  • Comes in sizes 4 to 9.5

  • Only come in gray

Reviews from Cyclegear.com stated; “Very comfortable for riding in and walking in. Love the baked in heel, allows me to flat foot when stopped. Been caught in the rain twice with the, kept me feet nice and dry. Obviously they don’t have much air flow since they are waterproof, but I have no complaints there. Have worn these shoes allay at work with no problems. Would recommend these shoes”.

Number Four Harley Davidson’s Mackey Performance Shoes For The Ladies sells for $150.00.

Important features Include:

  • Waterproof

  • Made by Wolverine for the performance factors one expects from Harley Davidson

  • 3MTM Reflective Material and reflective laces to improve your chances of being seen in low visibility conditions

  • Rubber Outsole

  • Abrasion-Resistant, Slip-Resistant and Oil- Resistant

  • Comes in Black and Gray

  • Sizes 5 – 11

The downside would be from the reviews off of the Harley Davidson’s reviews website. One reviewer stated; “Not good for summer riding. My feet got really hot in 94 degree weather versus using my other leather harley boots which are too heavy but they keep my feet neutral. Not too hot and not too cold”.

Number Three Speed and Strength Black Nine Moto Shoe by the Speed and Strength company. Sells for just under $100.00 and it’s a bargain for sure.

Important Features Include:

  • Features ankle support

  • Comes in wide

  • Rubber sole for griping pavement

  • Leather Upper with an undercover lacing system

  • Comes in Black, Grey and Charcoal

  • Sizes 6 -11.5

★★★★★★★★★★5 out of 5 stars.

GREAT WATERPROOF BOOTS “I purchased these boots from the Harley on-line store through my dealership and had them delivered to my house. I usually buy wide or extra wide boots because of a problem I have with my little toe rubbing. I usually wear a 9 to a 9 ½ but because these only come in a medium length I went with a 10 to see how they fit. As it turned out I had about 1⁄2 inch room at the end but I wore them around the house a couple of days and they are quite comfortable. There is a very small composite safety toe but doesn’t cover the toes. Good if you accidentally kick something hard by accident. I wear them all day and my feet don’t hurt. And they are waterproof. Another plus. I really like these boots and would recommend them”.

Number Two Daily Shoes Womens Lace Up Buckle Combat Boots Ankle High sells anywhere from $15.00 to $80.00. These boots have an unusual stylish feature. With the Susan 01 Wallet Pocket a girl can carry her wallet necessities instead of an over the shoulder carry purse or zipping up in a jacket. (I may have to get me a pair of these just to try them out)

Important Features Include:

  • Patent- Leather

  • Rubber sole

  • Slip resistant durable synthetic soles

  • Come in a variety of colors from black to hot pink

  • Sizes 5 – 12

Downside according to the reviews on Amazon, a few reviewers stated that the soles fell apart after wearing the boots for around three to four months

3.0 out of 5 stars, “After only 2 months of own these boots the right sole has split apart. I got them April 4th and they started falling apart 2 weeks ago June 7th. I am disappointed in the craftsmanship of the boots. They SHOULD last longer for the price“.

Before I get to number one I want to take this opportunity to say, “Thank You” to Mr. Tim Kraai owner of Motor Gear Expert.com for asking me to be a guest blogger on his website. Stop by and check out the website. There is a lot of helpful information and great reading.

Number One Harley Davidson the Eagleson sells for $140.00.

Important Features Include:

  • A sneaker that is “street” ready and can handle the road

  • Waterproof full grain leather and breathable hydro-guard waterproof lining

  • Rubber outsole

  • Only come in black

  • Sizes 7 – 13 in a medium or wide width

This particular shoe is a really new product for Harley Davidson. As for a downside only the price seemed to be an issue according to the reviews on the Harley Davidson website most gave it either four or five stars.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Awesome shoes. I usually never spend more than $50 on shoes but these are well worth the price, great product“.

These are just a few casual shoes one could wear while riding. If you are a new rider, let me encourage you to always wear safety gear. Be aware of your surroundings at all times and “look twice, save a life”!

Gain The Advantage,

Alicia Osmera

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Daylight Saving Time 2019: A Guide to the When, Why, What and How|Live Science

I don’t know about you, but I lothe daylight savings time. I live in the wonderful state of Colorado and we still are stuck in daylight savings.

I came across this article and thought I’d share it with you all.

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https://channelthreesixfive.com/daylight-saving-time-2019-a-guide-to-the-when-why-what-and-howlive-science/

Please leave a comment.

Gain The Advantage,

Alicia Osmera

Watch “UNITED NATIONS HIRING DISARMAMENT OFFICERS TO TAKE AMERICAN FIREARMS” on YouTube

If you don’t think that the New World Order is not in the United States, think again.

I don’t usually write about political agendas and I don’t claim to be an expert at politics.

However with that said, what I do know is that the United States Of America is under attack. Yes you read that right! We are under attack from the Democratic party.

They want to get rid of ALL guns!!

If you are a believer in Christ then hear this. Revelations is unfolding before our very eyes every day. Watch this video and decide for yourself.

From 1960s: The United States Program for General and Complete Disarmament In A Peaceful World

Published on Jul 14, 2014
UNITED NATIONS HIRING DISARMAMENT OFFICERS TO TAKE AMERICAN FIREARMS

This did happen and will probably happen again. WATCH THIS VIDEO!

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Did you watch it? Scary isn’t it? Get ready America because they want you in complete control to their agenda. PERIOD!

I believe in Jesus Christ and that he died for all and paid for our sins. He rose from the grave three days later so that we who accept him as their saviour, would be forgiven of our sins and enter into heaven when we die.

John 3:16 (KJV) For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

If you have never accepted Jesus Christ into your heart and asked him to forgive you of your sins simply pray this prayer; “Heavenly Father I come before you in the name of Jesus Christ your son. I ask you to forgive me of my sins, wash me clean in your blood and save my soul”.

If you just prayed that prayer Congratulations you are now my brother or sister in Christ Jesus.

I urge you to get into a faith based church for fellowship and guidance. If you need a bible you can download the King James Bible App for free from Google Play or one of these free bible resources.

Comments are welcome.

Gain The Advantage,

Alicia Osmera

PARENTS, GRANDPARENTS BE AWARE. THEME PARK ABDUCTIONS CAN HAPPEN.

My friend and actress Christi Baus posted this on her page.
Pay attention parents! This could happen at Elitches, Lakeside, Water World or anywhere.

THEME PARK ABDUCTIONS.
CALL the police first, then get security at the park. GET THE POLICE INVOLVED right away!

July 3, 2019
“I’ve not talked about my more-than-the-normal-crazy day at Hersheypark this past Wednesday because it involved a child belonging to close friends… a child who was almost abducted on my watch.

I wanted to respect their family’s privacy. They have now put it out there so I feel comfortable sharing the email I sent to Hershey this morning because it is important for parents to understand the dangers and their rights as parents. After watching the young man’s dad, a police chief, handle the situation, I can assure you that I would handle things much differently if a similar situation occurred in the future.

I honestly did not protect my daughter as well as I should have from those in authority and allowed her to be questioned 8 times. Her words were “Did they all think I was lying?? Were they trying to see if my story would change?” As soon as she told me what had happened, my gut screamed human trafficking, which she and I were immediately on the same page with (my kids have heard that lecture way too many times!). As you’ll read in the letter I sent to Hershey I had to be very firm to get any kind of result.

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Here is the letter:

Dear Ms. McGraw,

My name is Sherry Webb. For many years my family has enjoyed Hersheypark as season passholders. Every summer we look forward to weekly trips to the park with my daughters and a carload of their friends!

I am writing to you today because I am very concerned about an incident that happened on our last group trip to the park on Wednesday, July 3, and I would like to discuss it further.

On Wednesday, a little before 12noon, a woman attempted to befriend one of the children in our group while waiting to go down a slide in the Water Works area. She even offered to let him go in front of her, which would have broken up our group. I firmly said no. (Our safety rule for slides is adult or oldest teenager, kids, then adult. This helps to keep us together as a group.) She was waiting for the boy when he came down the slide and then attempted to walk away with him telling him that he would have fun on the slide in another area of the water park. My daughter told her “no, he needs to stay with our group” and a second later the woman grabbed his arm and tried to walk off with him. My teenage daughter yanked him away from the woman. When I came down the slide last, I was greeted by 5 scared young people. This is without a doubt the one of the scariest things that can happen to a child, to a teenager that has to step up to protect younger children and to a group parent.

When the young people explained what happened, I immediately approached the staff person at the Water Works entrance. She literally just stared at me and did not respond at all. I finally asked her if we could talk to security. She replied that “yes, you could find security” but never offered to use the radio on her shoulder to call them! I then approached a woman who appeared to be from the maintenance/cleaning department. She took me seriously but stated that she didn’t know how to get a hold of security and directed us to speak with a manager at Nathan’s. I approached an employee at Nathan’s and asked him to please have a manager page security as a child was almost abducted. The manager came out 5 minutes later and asked me what I needed, I told him but still no security person surfaced. I finally took the five young people to the First Aid building and unfortunately, I had to speak very strongly with the staff on the need for immediate action to get security called.

It took talking to FOUR employees, NOT counting the staff in the First Aid building, and thirty minutes for me to talk to someone in security. THIRTY MINUTES!!! That is absurd!

I am extremely disappointed in the staff in the First Aid building. When the children wanted to change out of their swimsuits, the staff directed them to the changing rooms in the park. After an attempted abduction with a child in our group they told my group of young people that the bathroom in their building was for staff only and that they could leave the adult in the group to go change in the changing rooms!?!

Kyle and the other full-time security staff person were helpful and seemed to take the situation more seriously. I did firmly state that I needed to contact the young man’s father before I would complete the written statement. I then found it quite disturbing that they were not going to call the Derry Township Police because they had not found the woman that had grabbed the child. Thankfully I had contacted the boy’s father, who is a local police chief, as he talked me through working with the Hersheypark security and finally got on the phone with them when they informed me that they could not call the police unless the parent was there. I’m not sure I understand that because the police talked to the young man before the parents arrived at the park. (The Hersheypark security team only took statements from my daughter and I.) I don’t understand the reluctance to call the Derry Township Police as it seems to me that when a crime is attempted the logical thing to do would be to involve the local police.

I was SHOCKED that the security staff wanted to take the young man to the security office WITHOUT the rest of the group. They wanted to take him down and the parents could meet him there. Why on earth would anyone think that taking a child that just went through such an ordeal away from the adult he knows and trusts is a good idea??? I had to refuse to allow our group to be split up several times during this ordeal. I even had to refuse to allow my 17-year-old daughter and the young boy to be taken to a conference room without me!!

The staff at Hersheypark completely dropped the ball and let us down on Wednesday. My group of young people stepped up and showed incredible strength and leadership. But many young people would not have known what to do. Had the young person that was grabbed not been the son of my friend, who is a police chief, I would not have known to push for a call to the local police. I heard of MANY attempted child abductions at Hersheypark last summer and was shocked to hear that the Derry Township Police was not aware of them.

Thank you for your time. I would appreciate if someone would contact me as I would like to know what steps Hersheypark will take to ensure proper staff training for future crisis/emergency situations.”

Thank you,
Sherry Webb

To the Hershey Park Management as a Grandparent and Health Care provider I am appalled at how your staff handled this extreme situation.

Your specialty is families and fun. I would hope that your management team would take this opportunity as a training experience to prevent anything like this from happening again.

Now this has been made public. How will your park handle this in the future?

Personally if I was visiting your state and knowing what has almost happened, I would shout from the roof tops “Don’t take your kids to Hersey Theme Park”!

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How do we stop human trafficking and children from being taken from us?

The Catholic Relief Services published an article about this exact issue. You may want to read it and share with others.

Be aware of your surroundings. Watch people around your group. If someone approaches your children in the group, stop them immediately and tell them to leave the area.

Teach your children how to be aware of strangers. Teach them what to do in case of an emergency situation.

The teenagers in this letter must have been so scared . Acting with bravery and strength, I applaud their parents for raising such great kids.

My prayer is for every child in this world to be safe and that angles would around them and protect them always.

Gain The Advantage,

Alicia Osmera

Spring And Asthma

SPRING IS HERE!
Most people love spring, unless they have allergies or asthma and allergies. Plants are blooming, most people look forward to the temperature is rising . Unless one has allergies or asthma that presents another issue.

According to the Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America

  • More than 50 million Americans have experienced various types  of allergies each year.13
  • Allergies are the 6th leading cause of chronic illness in the U.S.1
  • According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 13 people have asthma.1

Pollen is one of the most common triggers of  seasonal allergies.  Every spring and summer plants release tiny pollen grains to fertilize other plants of the same species. This pollen is carried by the wind to other plants which causes humans and animals to breathe it into their nose leading to the respiratory system.  More than 2 million emergency room visits  each year are related to asthma.  

Keeping Pollen At Bay

In an article on  WebMD  titled Spring Asthma the author Kara Mayer Robinson outlines 7 ways to keep pollen at bay.  

I suggest you read it when you have a chance.  Remember to avoid the outdoors from 5:00 am to 10:00 am when the pollen counts are highest.  

Know Your Asthma Triggers

People with asthma have inflamed airways which are sensitive to things which may not bother other people. These things are “triggers”.  Avoiding your triggers is the best way to reduce your need for medicines and to prevent costly asthma episodes.  

If you don’t know what triggers  your asthma this article titled; ” What Triggers or Causes Asthma” maybe helpful.

Have An Allergy and Asthma Management Plan

Having both an allergy and asthma management plan is the key to preventing allergic reactions and asthma symptoms.  I also recommend that you work with your doctor to help you create an easy plan for you to manage.  

  • Take any medications as prescribed
  • Know which medication to take and when to take it
  • Know when to call your doctor
  • Know when to seek emergency medical care

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AH SPRING!  May the sunshine upon your face and you take time to smell the flowers along the way.  

Here’s to having a healthy and happy spring.

Gain The Advantage!

Alicia Osmera

 

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7 Fun Manifestation Games

Have you ever played the Manifestation Game?

I found this today and I wanted to share with my readers.

Every Monday on my Instagram account I feature Manifestation Monday’s.

I was so excited to find this game, I just had to share it with all of you.

This game is brought to you by Modern Day Manifestation.

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Click this link to read the article.

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Gain The Advantage,

Alicia Osmera

Three Ways To Making Winning Connections

Your business is built on networking and connecting with the right people.

Network marketing events are a great way to connect with other like minded people. However just handing out a business card and hoping to get results is not going to get you very far.

First

One must decide what it is they want to achieve from meeting new people. For example, if you are in a health and wellness company and are looking for new people to join your organization, then it would benefit you to go to meetings about nutrition and fitness.

Second

Developing personal relationships is the greatest key factor to making a winning connection.

Recently I read an article by Martin Zwillining titled 5 Stratagies For Making Winning Business Connections he states, “Learn to work with people and build strong relationships “.

Building relationships helps others to trust in you. Trust in your belief system and your company.

Third

1. Write down your goals.

2. A great source I’ve used is the website meetup .com. Just plug in your area and what your interested in and a whole list of meetings will come up.

3. Be open minded. Connections can come from anywhere if you are looking in the right places.

I’ve found being friendly to others, showing caring, being concerned about another person helps make that connection work.

Leave your thoughts in the comments.

Gain The Advantage,

Alicia Osmera