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Old 08-31-2013, 07:13 AM   #940
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Originally Posted by hippiebrian View Post
I just have a hard time with people who teach new people how to ride filling their head with unnecessary information. There is enough for a new person to concentrate on when they are out there riding and practicing. Adding more information than necessary makes it not only more confusing and difficult but potentially more dangerous. Countersteering is a "nice to know" for those who have been riding for a while just to learn the physics, but unnecessary for a new rider.
I don't think anyone here is saying you need to teach the physics of why a m.c. needs to countersteer to initiate a turn.
however,explaining that a bike has to lean in order to turn,and further explaining that in order to get the bike to lean you have to countersteer.
just saying look where you want to go and having a new rider figure it out from there borders on the criminal.
if it works for you,great. but please,please don't be teaching anyone else how to ride.

you don't know what you don't know. imagine a person born blind. sight can be described to them be any number of sighted people. but they can never really know what it is to see.

now we're off to Wisconsin for the weekend. hope you have a great labor day weekend as well!
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