How to improve your riding...Most important riding skill?

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How to improve your riding...Most important riding skill?

Post by Misti » Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:28 pm

What do you guys think is the most important skill for improving your overall riding? Is it vision, throttle control, braking, body position? Can you break it down to one technique or skill that would create the most change in your riding? Thoughts?

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Re: How to improve your riding...Most important riding skill?

Post by Sanqhar » Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:04 am

Confidence.

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Re: How to improve your riding...Most important riding skill?

Post by mechanic » Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:55 am

Being at one with the bike.

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Re: How to improve your riding...Most important riding skill?

Post by Richard Simpson Mark II » Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:37 am

After over 4 decades of riding, I'd say the most important skill is not falling off.

It's one I still hope to master!

(although on my 950 I always opt to let the thing fall gently, rather then fight it and have it win!)

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Re: How to improve your riding...Most important riding skill?

Post by Yoyo » Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:03 pm

Improve your observations.

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Re: How to improve your riding...Most important riding skill?

Post by Chunkychops » Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:03 pm

A willingness to learn and practice

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Re: How to improve your riding...Most important riding skill?

Post by Asgard » Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:07 pm

Avoiding getting deaded by some prat in a range rover doing 50 on the school run whilst texting her bestie
Its a trick............get an Axe

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Re: How to improve your riding...Most important riding skill?

Post by Billy Bananahead » Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:18 pm

Answering the controller via the walkie talkie to pick up yet another EC4 while negotiating West End traffic with 7 jobs on board and altering route mid course while doing a U-ey on Regent Street.
Well it was my most important riding skill. :lol:

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Re: How to improve your riding...Most important riding skill?

Post by bardley » Sat Sep 26, 2020 5:31 am

Misti wrote:What do you guys think is the most important skill for improving your overall riding? Is it vision, throttle control, braking, body position? Can you break it down to one technique or skill that would create the most change in your riding? Thoughts?
There's not just one that is a fix all, but I'm a firm believer in
Planning..
Try a ride, just a usual trip like to work, without stopping or putting a foot down.
Pre emptive hazard perception are key.

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Re: How to improve your riding...Most important riding skill?

Post by bardley » Sat Sep 26, 2020 5:33 am

Billy Bananahead wrote:Answering the controller via the walkie talkie to pick up yet another EC4 while negotiating West End traffic with 7 jobs on board and altering route mid course while doing a U-ey on Regent Street.
Well it was my most important riding skill. Image
Yes!! I can relate to that..rode in London for 25yrs..

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