Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Gateway to Death Valley!
Everybody is giving good advice especially about practicing panic stops (BTW you stop faster using both brakes with the clutch in). Practice from the speed you ride at, if you ride at 65 mph stop from 65. Work up to it!
When in traffic you have to always give yourself an escape route. A bike can't out brake a car (especially a KLR!) but you can be in postion to avoid the collision.
Don't ride in the center of the road, be in position to see what's going on ahead. Don't stay in blind spots, move through quickly. Don't be stopped directly behind a car, stop to the side and leave enough room that you can move up between cars if while watching you mirrors (always) you see something coming up fast.
No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him. 1 Cor 2:9
Last edited by Spec; 04-13-2011 at 02:35 PM.