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Old 12-05-2009, 08:47 AM   #128
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Originally Posted by jfurf
The part where she's talking about "trusting the bike" is interesting. On one hand, you do need to learn to trust the bike's ability to maintain traction, but on the other hand I find that kind of disturbing because it's like she's ceding control of the vehicle to the vehicle itself rather than trying to be "one with the machine."
Isn't that all Harley Riders? I don't like to generalize, but most - not all - Harley riders ride their bikes like they drive a car. They steer instead of lean and counter-steer. They go left of center when possible on curves and for good measure brake in the apex. They do the inside / outside technique completely backwards.

We live close to some great twisties and I HATE getting behind them!
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