Originally Posted by joexr
The intercom sounds like a VERY god idea. You can point out road debris , tell where you're going or tell what you're doing and why , while you're doing it. Not to mention critiqueing.
I don't think it's a bad idea and we have considered one but never gotten around to doing it. OTOH, I don't go riding to talk while I'm doing it!
I don't think it would have made any difference here. It's not that she didn't know I was turning, she saw me turn. If she had done what I did, brake more on the pavement and then turn, she would have completed the maneuver the same as I did. Instead she crossed onto the dirt while still in the midst of braking. It's not like I could possibly anticipate everything another rider could possibly do wrong and tell them not to before they do it.
As for critiquing, I dunno, aren't I not supposed to try to "teach her to ride"?