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post #1 of 113 (permalink) Old 03-30-2017, 01:12 PM Thread Starter
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Worst riding habit?

What is your worst riding habit? How does that effect your overall riding?
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Not looking far enough ahead and target fixation. Have to continue to work at this because it is easy to get lazy with your eyes.

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Treating the world as MY racetrack !
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Not looking far enough ahead and target fixation. Have to continue to work at this because it is easy to get lazy with your eyes.

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Yup, that can catch you out for sure. How do you plan on working on it so that you don't become lazy with your eyes? What can you do to practice?
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Treating the world as MY racetrack !
That one can get you killed. I used to do that until I actually went to the racetrack to race. Changed my perspective. Ride safe out there!!
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That one can get you killed. I used to do that until I actually went to the racetrack to race. Changed my perspective. Ride safe out there!!
I do . In my teens I didn't expect to see 25 , by 30 I figured I was on borrowed time . I've shared tracks with other riders over the years who've gone on to the very top levels and some who have paid the ultimate price . At 56 I have quite a few years to go to catch up with my Dad who at 84 has now downsized to a 300 ninja . And his worst habit is late braking .
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Too much rear brake. Hold over from my dirtbike and dualsports. I constantly have to remind myself not to stab the rear. The huge brake pedal on the bonnie doesnt help me...
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Listening to music through the Bluetooth helmet , I actually think it helps me zone in to what I'm doing but probably not
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Too much rear brake. Hold over from my dirtbike and dualsports. I constantly have to remind myself not to stab the rear. The huge brake pedal on the bonnie doesnt help me...
you're not wrong

at least you probably know exactly what to do when you lock up the rear wheel
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