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Old Today, 08:47 AM   #1
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Mistakes Street Riders Make.

Mistakes Street Riders Make.

from Revzilla - Common Treads.

Some of the best comments I've read on the subject.

"It's totally about vision. But it's specifically about what they look at and how they look. To be vague and say, "Look as far ahead as you can," isn't meaningful. What Eric does is give them specific things to look at. On the race track, it's the same thing. I work with racers that are actually faster than I am. I can get them even faster by using that same concept. Look at your reference point. Great, well where's your next reference point? Look at it well before you get to the previous one. Your eyes are always going ahead.
And then to bring it back to the street rider, we give them the meaning. What's my motivation to do what you're saying? It slows down the landscape. It gives them many fewer "Oh shit!" moments, because it's not a surprise. They saw it coming. So you give them the strategy of seeing, then you show them what they're looking for, which is really the strength of the Stayin' Safe program today. You tell them how to look and you tell them what to look for. It minimizes the times situations sneak up on them. That almost goes away."

It's a great topic for discussion, but the participants need to act mature.
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Old Today, 08:54 AM   #2
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Mistakes Street Riders Make: they ride like vest wearing assh0!es
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Old Today, 09:13 AM   #3
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Sometimes the changes that require speed corrections are unnerving to street riders. They go miles at one speed and try to carry that over to off pavement riding.

But what fun is that?
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controlled speed variation is essential to ANY urban riding.
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Old Today, 10:03 AM   #5
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Vision is huge and so is situational awareness.
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Old Today, 12:31 PM   #7
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To actually understand what the article said, you need to read all of it.
The small portion quoted does not express the entire meat or meaning of the conversation.
There's good stuff in it.
keep your word, no excuses
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Very good stuff. And Eric, besides being an very good rider, is also an excellent teacher. I've taken the course twice in SoCal, and it really realigned how I ride.
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