I almost gave up on motorcycling, a culmination of struggles led to a single moment that had me ready to hang up my helmet and taking up knitting instead. What happened? What did I learn from this experience? It’s story time on this episode of moto-philosophy.
I remember the corner like it was yesterday. It was a gentle, downhill, slightly off-camber, or fallaway corner to the right. I set up on the yellow line, slowed way down and tipped in. But the corner was steeper downhill than I thought and more off-camber than I thought. So I did what I was taught. I added counter-steer and stayed on the gas. The bike started running wider and wider, I added more and more lean, but it didn’t help and soon I was coming face to face with a silver Honda Accord.
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