if you see some motorcops running drills, go ask to join, they might say yes...anyway
wow, thats alot of tips there guys, I cant read them all but some nice helpful stuff. here is my contribution, hope its not a repeat & some folks can put this to practice.
I spend 99% of my time in the city in traffic & shit goes bad fast.
Here is the drill, its called the brake & escape you can find it on youtube etc. ...
get your speed up to 40mph & then SLAM on the brakes, come to a complete stop turn bars full lock left or right & get the heck outta there.
This drill trains you for the very common MC sandwich where traffic has stopped & you must make a emergency stop & keeping your feet up make your escape so the next car wont rear end you. itsa basic drill but also easy to practice & gets you in tune with your 90degree turnouts....an emergency swerve can be added in the beginning followed by the brake & escape....the keyhole & other drills cops hit will help you master low speed full lock turns
and I know it was said before .... laying it down is a crash .. read the conditions , adjust speed & you'll be more ready to ride right through danger
in conclusion new or old bikers ..party on
edit.. here are a couple quotes from the MSF http://www.msf-usa.org/CurriculumMat...71_noprint.pdf
"Good riders consciously reduce crash-producing factors they contribute into the traffic mix"
"Swerving to avoid a crash may be appropriate if stopping isn't a solution. Research has shown that at speeds above about 18mph, a motorcycle can swerve to avoid a car-sized obstacle in less distance than it takes to stop."
"Dogs sometimes chase motorcycles."
and since alot of us will be riding at night this summer I liked this also..
"Overriding the headlight -- riding at a speed for which total stopping distance exceeds sight distance available"