BobA (Old Timer) View all posts in this topic  
Sat Mar 17, 2012 3:20 pm
Reflex actions        

I agree with you 100% about reactions in a situation like this. They happen automatically. you don't have time to think. One seconds you're riding along and the next second your body has done something to try to protect itself and you don't even remember consciously doing it. It's happened to me more than once and I suspect that in the situation you were in I'd probably have done the same thing.

I guess that's why safety experts recommend regular practice. Your body does what instinct tells it to do, what it's evolved to do and unfortunately it didn't evolve while riding a motorcycle!

I've seen some suggest that it's a good idea to actively brake for every corner, even when you could just as easily roll off the throttle to slow down. The reasoning is that if you're conditioned to braking, then you'll be ready if anything out of the ordinary happens. Don't know how true this is, but it makes some sense/

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