Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Takoma Park, MD (DC)
Noob rider technique question
I'm at a stop light behind several cars. The light turns green, I let the clutch out smoothly, start moving, and lean into the turn. Then I realize I need to slow down a bit for the cars in front of me. I try to ease off the throttle gently, but even a slight turn of my wrist seems to close it completely. I pitch forward, try to add a little throttle, give it too much and pitch backward, and then I'm doing a back-and-forth pogo all the way through the intersection.
(a) use the clutch instead of the throttle to adjust my speed
(b) drag the rear brake
(c) shift into 2nd gear much earlier
(d) keep practicing and learn better throttle technique