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Your bike won't just fall into a corner, you need to be an active participant.


The conventional advice is to head out to an empty parking lot and practice low speed slaloms to get familiar with the feel of counter steering. For those of us that have spent years on bicycles this concept should be very familiar :D
 

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best to fall in a parking lot at low speeds than on the road going with the flow of traffic. this is a must.
 

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they teach you this stuff in the learners course

probably better to learn in a safe closed environment than out in the wild.
 

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they teach you this stuff in the learners course

probably better to learn in a safe closed environment than out in the wild.
Practice makes perfect bud. They taught me to write in elementary school, doesn't mean i stopped there....
 

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Good video for people to learn if they are looking for some lessons online. Nothing beats actually trying it yourself though, in a safe environment. It looks so weird to me having him drive on the other side of the road though.

I guess these videos are good for people who don't yet have a bike but are looking to learn about riding before they actually get to practice.
 

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Good video for people to learn if they are looking for some lessons online. Nothing beats actually trying it yourself though, in a safe environment. It looks so weird to me having him drive on the other side of the road though.

I guess these videos are good for people who don't yet have a bike but are looking to learn about riding before they actually get to practice.
Indeed, it seems a good chunk of us (if not all of us) are new riders. Any advantage helps. Mentally rehearsing a concept helps a whole lot more than just expecting to be able to do something.

you think about it do it, think about it some more, do it some more and then all of a sudden you don't have to think about it, it becomes habit. An ingrained mental function.

And that is not exclusive to riding, you can do (nearly) anything like that.
 

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Another good thing about being a rider is that when you go back to driving a car, you're much more aware of things, more than most drivers, giving you the advantage, since your riding habits stick with you.
 
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