RN: Real Nurses - Barbara Riff

Parking difficulties inspired Barbara Riff to take motorcycle lessons with her son. Now she commutes to work via motorcycle and frequently takes motorcycle trips for fun.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Written by Stephen L. Garrett for UNC Health Care

Barbara Riff, RN, works with inpatients at the North Carolina Cancer Hospital. Anyone who works at UNC Hospitals can attest that parking can be a bit of an issue for staff. If Barbara misses the bus, it can take up to two hours for her to get home! She discovered that motorcycles have a much easier time with parking on campus.

So she decided to take motorcycle lessons with her son. She loved riding motorcycles so much that, in addition to her regular commuting, she frequently goes on joyrides and camping trips across the U.S.

But Barbara is fully aware that the freedom of riding a motorcycle comes with risks. Enjoy this episode of RN: Real Nurses and please be sure to pay attention to Barbara's suggestions about how to share the road with motorcycles.

If you're like me and hearing Barbara's story inspires you to ride, strongly consider taking a motorcycle safety course so that you can learn how to enjoy this hobby with safety in mind. Check out the Motorcycle Safety Foundation's website to find a course near you: http://online2.msf-usa.org/msf/Default.aspx.

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