Resident Smart Ass!
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: 27.1 miles from Laguna Seca
I used to suck at turns, always take them below the posted speed limit. Too scared I guess. Slowly I would get faster, I can take them no problem now, but not like 85 for a blind turn or anyhting like that. Usually on a new road that I have never been on I take it slow so I can get used to it. Usually after about 5 times on that road I get faster.
I did drift over the line on a turn once, I leaned over more and managed to pull back in to my lane in time before a truck came around the bend. Scared me a little.
Usually, I will not think of anything except for what is in front of me, distractions suck when riding. Not to mention the worst thing you can do is ride pissed off over something. I had a friend that did that, his speedo was stuck at 160 when the cops picked his bike up off the road, needless to say he did not make it.
Ride safe and within your abilities, otherwise you are asking for trouble!
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"it's not the smart ass behavior that gets to me... it's the dumb ass behavior that is a problem..." -Quote from my Aunt.
Only motorcycle riders understand why dogs stick their head out of car windows.