Look where you want to go!

by Barbz

First time out in the big bad backroads I kept hitting every piece of roadkill. Yep no dead possum or bird was safe from my front wheel...see it hit it..... until someone told me to look where you want to go and not at what you don't want to hit. It worked. It also works on corners.

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Jul 06, 2013
Look where you want to go!
by: Kristen

This was one of the hardest lessons to learn for me, yet it's so simple. I was trying to make a sharp left hand turn down a hill. I thought, at least there's a gas station there. If I take the turn too wide, I can "escape" into the parking lot. So I'm looking at the parking lot the whole time I'm turning "just in case", and of course my bike goes straight into the parking lot. I stopped and filled my tank then, even thought I didn't need to. I had to make it look like I pulled into the gas station on purpose! I tried the turn again, nervously, looking where I want to go this time, and nailed it.

Jul 13, 2011
Look Up and Look Where You Want to Go
by: Joanne

I took a motorcycle course this past weekend. I am a complete "newby" to riding. My instructor was amazing and taught us how to use our clutch, first gear and rear brake to ride at extremely slow speeds while going around in circles. He called it using the "friction zone" (where your clutch just starts to catch) to ride slowly while keeping tension by gently applying the rear brake. I was having a hard time keeping my circle tight until he stood in the middle of the circle and put his hand up in the air. He said, "Keep your head up, and keep your eyes on my hand!" Amazing how it worked.

Jul 02, 2011
by: Donna

It's crazy how it works and I'm not sure HOW it does work. You and your bike are one and he or she can tell what you want to do. If you look where you want to go your bike will go.

My son laughed at me the other day and said "It's like your riding Eragon the Dragon and not your bike, she can tell what you want." Well OK I guess he kinda of hit it. Maybe I should do a custom paint job of dragon scales...HA

May 23, 2011
Hitting Road Kill
by: jp

If you look at it, you'll hit it. I've learned that the hard way.

Look where you 'want' to go not at what you want to miss...it's like magic.

May 23, 2011
So true!!
by: Anonymous

You hit the nail on the head! One way to build confidence in this is to do figure 8's in a parking lot. The farther you look over your shoulder, through the turn, the tighter your figure 8's will be. Its amazing. If you're not looking through, you'll swing really wide, with no way to correct it except snapping your head over. Really quite amazing. :)

May 23, 2011
Look Elsewhere
by: Lynn - FL

That is so true! When I rode dirt bikes we called them magnetic rocks. If you looked at them, you would be sure to run over them.

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