Frosty Rider

Turbocharged
Joined
Nov 24, 2016
Messages
630
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Ride
2010 Rocket III Touring, 2020 Rocket 3GT
yeah the instructor suggested I come back with my bike and take the advanced course... he said just that you'll be scraping pegs in the parking lot. I think I'll go and do it ... don't really want to drop my beautiful new rocket though.. but it won't stop me from doing it.
you will want to be careful with the newer bike, the mirrors will be the first thing to go, followed possibly by turn signals
 

freshprince

Livin'
Joined
Feb 13, 2020
Messages
80
Location
Castro Valley CA
Ride
2020 Rocket 3 GT, 1978 T140V
you will want to be careful with the newer bike, the mirrors will be the first thing to go, followed possibly by turn signals
btw your analogy to the "rubber band" is excellent and describes it perfectly. I can't remember where I picked it up, but once I started playing with it -- can't go back. These days I challenge myself to not put my foot down unless it's a red light or total gridlock. That technique is exactly like stretching a rubber band. Adds a whole new dimension to riding.
 

Stillserving

LET'S GO BRANDON
Joined
Jun 15, 2016
Messages
1,357
Location
Southern MD
Ride
86' Magna, 2017 R3R
I grew up in the dirt. On the first street bike I was riding, I went into a roundabout a little too hot and started drifting towards the outer curb, being worried about colliding with it I kept looking at it to make sure I wasn't getting too close - No No #1 (target fixation). I tried to correct by leaning harder away and the rear started to step out a little. Having ridden exclusively in the dirt, I instinctively stuck out my foot - No No #2. When that foot hit the pavement, I almost flew over the high side of the bike - it literally picked me up off the seat and tossed me to the other side of the bike. I think the only thing that saved me was years of learning to recover and keep the bike from going down in rocks and such...Oh, and the grace of God!
I LOVE playing around with slow sped maneuvering and balance and get to do it everyday I go to work waiting in the long line of traffic to get on the base! You should see the look on peoples faces when you are almost stopped and aren't putting your feet down!
 
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