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post #1 of 66 (permalink) Old 01-29-2019, 09:36 AM Thread Starter
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Biggest cause of FEAR?

When you really really boil it down, what is the biggest cause of fear when riding?
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Re: Biggest cause of FEAR?

The biggest cause of fear? Lack of knowledge and experience.
Like getting into a corner too fast and knowing not to fixate on the edge of the road, and to look way ahead without even thinking about it. Like knowing that you can trust your tires beyond your comfort zone. If it scares you to brake hard, lean over, run through some gravel, ride in the rain, or other things that happen on almost every ride, it is not the the things causing fear. It is lack of knowledge and experience.

When is the last time you practiced a panic stop? If the answer is not almost every ride, then you are guilty.
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add ego to the above post. Ive tried countless times to get "leader bike heros" to show me what theyve got on minibikes.
Not a single taker of my offer. Most retort "I ride 1000ccs...what will a 100cc bike show you?"
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self-preservation....

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add ego to the above post. Ive tried countless times to get "leader bike heros" to show me what theyve got on minibikes.
Not a single taker of my offer. Most retort "I ride 1000ccs...what will a 100cc bike show you?"
leave alone 100cc, I still cant outride a kx65
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self-preservation....
this is the correct answer.

its the core goal of the human brain to seek self preservation
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this is the correct answer.

its the core goal of the human brain to seek self preservation
Ok, I agree with this. Self preservation is at the root of fear but it doesn't always cause us to react in the correct ways. Keith Code calls it "survival reactions" involuntary reactions our bodies create in the hope of self preservation but that actually cause more harm than good. Can you think of some examples of this?

Here is one. Target fixation, its our mind's way of focusing on the danger in hopes of not encountering it but it has the opposite effect when we are riding a motorcycle....we target fixate and then actually go towards the danger!

What are some other examples of survival reactions and what can we do about them?

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add ego to the above post. Ive tried countless times to get "leader bike heros" to show me what theyve got on minibikes.
Not a single taker of my offer. Most retort "I ride 1000ccs...what will a 100cc bike show you?"
I want to get a xr100/150 or kx65/85 to ride at Herrins!!!

My biggest fear when riding on the street is other drivers.
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Fear of winning every race
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I don't fear.
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