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It's not really a riding leason, but it's defiantly a leason... Never let anyone ride your bike.

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What is the most important riding lesson you have learned?

This question was contributed by photobug. Thanks for the great question!

I have learned SO many important lessons about riding, so I'll just pick the one that sticks out in my mind the most.

You go where you look. I learned this when my MSF instructor was guiding me through some maneuvers and I was looking at him and almost hit him! They had told us if we look at things, we will hit them, but it didn't really hit home until that happened.

And I'm still learning to this day. Each time something out of the ordinary happens to me on the bike, I try to learn from it.

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Look 4-5 cars ahead not directly in front of you.

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There is no such thing as going into a turn to slow.

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the most important lesson--gee, so many.

i think the 12 second rule (looking 12 seconds ahead) is a big one.

then there's one i learned yesterday--"ride your own race, if you're faster, you'll get around them".

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I'd have to go with "You go where you look". Only within the last 6 months have I truly learned to trust my peripheral vision enough to keep looking in the direction I want to go. I found it a little unnerving to be going through a corner, and looking about 100ft or more ahead and to the right or left of where I am....in a car, you tend to focus directly in front of you, and that was pretty well emblazened in my head.

Now...it's becoming second nature even in the car to look where I'm going not where I'm at.

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Target fixation re-infornced yet again.
Look where you want to go not at want you
don't want to hit!!! Still learning this
one after ten years - it's too easy to look
at the wrong thing and it only takes 1 second to get into trouble. It seems to take
some serious mental discipline to LEARN this
and track time wouldn't hurt either.



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Leave a safe following distance when behind a car--especially if it's your wife ahead of you . You never know when a big piece of shag might be headed your way.

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Always wear proper riding gear cause you never know when you will go down.

Also ride your own pace cause trying to keep up with others that are faster then you is when accidents can happen.

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