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    Question What is the "one" skill that you are going to work on this year?

    This year I am going to conscientiously work on anticipating traffic flow, traffic patterns, and spacing.
    Yours?
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    Improve my power slides and make tighter circles or figure 8's at very low speeds on my GS.

    In summary improve throttle and brake controls.
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    Cornering. I have a big, top-heavy bike that challenges my confidence. My goal for this year is to master the beast.

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    Goals 2010

    Tight circles and slow riding in confined spaces...

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    ...very interesting...

    So far, we have a majority of respondents who in effect want to master slower riding skills with top heavy or just heavy bikes.

    There is an ERC that covers that.
    But I wonder if we are making our bikes unnecessarily heavy with all the side cases, tail bags, tank bags, and more for just daily or an afternoon ride.
    This very interesting stuff.
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    Mind-reading....so to better anticipate the cars that change lanes without
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    Heel clicks.... reversed...
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    Heel clicks.
    OK, I'll bite.
    Explain, please.
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    I had the oppurtunity to get this advice from Eddie Lawson probably 20 years ago.

    If you are uncomfortable, look twice as far ahead.

    Absolutely amazing, settles me right down, but easy to forget. I seem to want to watch too close, not leaving myself enough time to react comfortably.
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    Look further down the road and through corners. I used to do more riding at night than in the daytime. I got in the habit of looking at the pavement where the headlight shone. I still catch myself looking way to close to the bike in the twisties.
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    Riding on gravel and tighter pavement U turns.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ultracyclist View Post
    Heel clicks.
    OK, I'll bite.
    Explain, please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    Look further down the road and through corners.
    looking *where* i want to go... not where i *don't* want to go.

    just took a ride over the weekend and fell *twice* in sand by looking at the damned sand.

    and, oh yeah, practice riding in sand.

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