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Old 08-31-11, 12:15 PM
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arej00dazed
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do zig zags and such in the parking lot. get comfortable leaning your bike. feel how your bike reacts to imperfections in the pavement. hell do stupid things on it while in said parking lot. I do this with my vehicles in the winter. I purposes loose traction (when no one is around) so I can get reaccustomed to how it reacts so when it happens unexpectantly, I don't freak out and loose complete control. I've also been doin the same thing with my bike. After a pretty bad wreck a few years ago, it took me the longest time to get used to turns again with out putting my foot down incase I loose control. Now, partial thanks to my improved tires, I feel fine leaning the bike to where my pedals nearly grind the pavement.
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