Pick your own line.
I like that, too. But take it a bit further: It's always up to you, and never someone else's fault if you run out of traction, space, braking distance, physical stamina, visual or mental acuity.
Otherwise, when you crash because it was the stupid driver, the deer, the gravel in the road, or whatever, it'll be just as painful but you'll never learn.
My favorite practical tip is "always aim the front wheel for somewhere you want it to go." We get to feeling pretty invincible, driving over stuff in a car that will get you killed on a bike...
I just want to ride my motorcycle and not be hassled by The Man.
oldairhd screwed with this post 03-30-2010 at 10:03 PM