yeah, I started motorbiking pretty much on an RC nitro bike. I learned how it should look like then applied it to real-life. When it starts to wheelie immediately get off the throttle or it will loop and tumble 50 times. If I didn't learn this and learned it in real-life it would be different today.Well, I have a hard time really understanding much of what you write in your posts but the above sentence I can grasp and agree with. Practice as much as possible, learn the fundamental skills in a safe environment because when you are suddenly required to make and emergency evasive maneuver or emergency brake to avoid something you want to make sure that you have trained those reactions into you. Doesn't do any good if you panic in the most critical moments. Practice makes perfect and the more you practice something the better chance that you will react correctly in that moment.
Here is an example. I took the California Superbike School as a student before I became a coach and did all four levels of rider training. I had the chance to ride the slide bike which teaches you what to do if the rear end starts to slide. (Prior to riding this I had had 3 or 4 nasty race high sides and no concept of exactly why or what had caused them). After learning how to slide the bike safely and NOT chop the throttle I felt more confident in my overall riding. THEN, I was in another race and got on the gas too hard exiting a corner, the rear end started to slide and instead of panicking and chopping the gas like I would have in the past, I kept the gas steady and calmly let off a little bit until the bike regained traction and off I went again. It was the coolest feeling to actually MAKE a riding decision that I knew prevented a serious crash. The more skills you can arm yourself with, the better your chances are that you will react correctly when needed.
Anyone else have any stories like this? How you learned an important riding skill that you used later on to prevent a crash or incident?
I can't maybe ride like I used to because I braked too hard and endoed on my e-bike. Right wrist is still kind of bust. I had a situation where I leaned over at least 45 degrees by accident but I kept on the gas. If I had a superbike at the time w/ no TCS I would have already went down at 140+!