After gearing my bike lower I finally feel comfortable locking it up. I'm far from good at it, but I'm having a blast. Strangely, even though my right leg is stronger it feels more comfortable to keep that leg forward. I guess I just need more practice alternating. The back tire seems to be holding up well so far though.
One thing I've noticed since picking this up is the ugly looks I get from people. I was on my way to work today and came up on a light that had just turned yellow. I did a little mini skid well in front of the crosswalk and waited out the light in a trackstand well behind the crosswalk. This one woman crossing the street gave me the most evil look I'd seen in a long time.
What gives? Does this look really out of control to people (I'm sure a little when I do it.) or is there some other reason it annoys them?