Originally Posted By: NORMBATES
Hey Paul - nothing is set in stone, yet - countersteering and better use of the brakes would have done the job - when I go into "reflex/self-preservation" mode, my years spent on my old Harley take over, still, rear brake - and brakes were never a strong point with that bike - more an avoidance ploy than depending on stopping power - plus, I was into a relaxed/casual riding mode - my biggest mistake - the sudden lack of the assisted braking I'd become accustomed to caught me off guard - a lesson learned, I hope ...

Two suggestions:

1. Sign up for a MSF "Experienced Riders" course. Even if you've been riding forever (and perhaps especially if you've been riding forever) it's a good refresher.

2. Buy and study a copy of Keith Code's Twist of the Wrist II. Code spends a lot of time on how our survival instincts can work against our interests. His ideas are sound; it's the putting them into practice that is difficult. In fact, PM me with your postal address, and I'll mail you my copy as a loan.

Don't fix it if it ain't broke, don't break it if you can't fix it.