Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: western Massachusetts
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Hi. One suggestion I have is to get a copy of David Hough's book "Proficient Motorcycling" and then perhaps "More Proficient Motorcycling." These books are well written, funny in their own way, and full of useful information which, if you internalize and execute, will help you enjoy riding more and may well keep you alive.
If I can offer advice from personal experience it is to do what you can to be VISIBLE because to far too many drivers you are INVISIBLE. Even after you do things like position yourself so you're not in a driver's blind spot and wear high viz gear and put some extra see-me lights on your bike, assume that no one sees you and, on the off chance they do see you, assume they plan to run you over.
Practice low-speed maneuvers and smooth braking in an empty parking lot.
Look where you want to go and you'll go there.
Don't look where you don't want to go (i.e., avoid target fixation).
Have fun...that's what it's all about, really.
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