Originally Posted by btblueskies
I'd sure like to get an official answer on this. I just took the the MSF course this summer and several of the exercises were to stand up and use your knees as shock absorbers on rough roads or when encountering obstacles.
In addition, it was taught in the Adv Riding Course to 'STAND UP' as it increases ability and visibility and stability.
I standup often to just see over cars or to let my pants go back down when they creep up, or just to stretch for a moment.
In any-case, please let us know what you find out.
There you go. Get your hands on some MSF teaching material that shows it as a valid technique or even better if you could get an MSF instructor in as a witness.