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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-27-2020, 08:13 PM
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I don't go to the extent the OP does, but when I got my Goldwing for two up riding, I forced myself to learn some of the basic skills for low speed maneuvers. One of the best benefits for me is that for the past 15 years I've always owned two or three bikes that I alternate riding. They all vary in weight and handling traits quite a bit. Understanding and being proficient in proper riding skills made it easier for me to ride a 700 or 900lb bike one day, then get on a 400-500 lb bike the next and vice-versa and quickly adapt to what I am on.

Almost 40 years ago I took a basic training course for road racing, then I competitively raced for a few years. I practice those maneuvers on a regular basis. There are things I learned there that have definitely made me a better rider, and not just for fast riding.
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Put a 110lb weight set (boxed of course) in the passenger seat too.
Now that's real world thinking: Bet there are a lot of "110" pound passengers out there!😁

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I got a tiny bit of riding in today. I set up some cones at the high school nearby but forgot the tape measure, so I used myself to measure 6 feet. Not sure if I was accurate. It was hot so I didn't last long. Come on, fall!

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I sure hope you meant "autumn".
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OMG, you’re so correct! I should choose my words carefully!

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