Originally Posted by wiseblood
No, it's not something you "consciously and deliberately do" most of the time. Certainly not at legal road speeds. However, if you do it "consciously and deliberately" you will see that it does exactly what you would expect it to do, and promptly.
I think counter steering is very deliberate in all forms of high performance riding and on all surfaces. Physical even. If you enter a turn too hot, there is only one thing to do if you don't want to run off, and that is push harder on that inside bar. Most of the time you make it with ease. Sometimes you don't. Even setting up for a turn can be quite forceful since most are going point to point rather than sweeping all over the width of the course.