Proceeding through an Intersection...Question
(Gander, NL, Canada)
Hi everyone...when I took my course, one of the instructors said that when you have stopped at an intersection and you then proceed to go through the intersection or you had to slow down into first gear and then proceed was to just keep it in first and get through the intersection and then proceed to shift gears as needed. His reasoning was that anything can happen and you want to be in first should you need to immediately stop and move again, etc. It is something I have been doing, but my bike is screaming to be put in second. Of course if I am cruising in 3rd gear and it is a green light, I am just alert of all the potential scenarios, but I don't gear down.
Do you follow this way in intersections? Just curious and would love to hear from others.