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...... 2 Working on the basic skills of riding a MC until they are done at a subconscious level allowing the conscious brain to focus on traffic and conditions is important . Clutch , throttle , and brake functions should require very little conscious thought .....
Just completed a very interesting discussion with a really smart guy (yes , a member here) re motorcycle safety . Now , I make no claims to being capable of keeping up , but most of it makes sense , and his assertions on this subject jibe completely with practices I have employed for at least 40 years and ?00,000 miles with no real accidents or tickets .
"Behave like all the other dwellers of the road are a bunch of drunken, blind and deaf monkeys".
8. When in doubt, gas it....
8. When in doubt, gas it.
As always, following too closely behind a can can get you in trouble. A car can straddle something in the road and you might not see the obstruction.
......WEAR A WHITE HELMET AS YOU WILL GIVE THE APPEARANCE OF A MOTOR COP.Bravo on that one! I discovered this a few years back and it sure seems to work as people conditioned to watch for a police motor guy and they wear white!!It works!!Yes! That is a good tip! Never owned a helmet that wasn't white. Hey, they're cheaper too! (Guzzi content)BTW.." gassing it", on pavement is not always a good choice!
Dan , we are all learning here Of course the "smart" guy mentioned in the heading has yet to reveal himself , but if he keeps posting wise comments you will figure out who it is Dusty
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