Training Wheel Hero
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada
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Glad she's OK! Seemed like quite an impact!
One of my riding instructors (who used to be a racer) told me that when inexperienced riders take one or both feet off the foot pegs, it often lands them in trouble. Feet on the pegs allow the lower body security needed to ensure that your upper body is loose and you're smooth to counter steer and roll on the throttle. When an inexperienced rider start putting feet down, they teeter side to side on the seat and become ineffective at the controls. Not to mention they usually look down towards their feet to see how far off the ground they are. Feet up, chin up, etc. Just what he said.
Also, I don't mean to sound critical, given that I am a relatively new rider, but is it such a good idea to remain so close to (and sometimes straddle) the median, particularly coming up to and through left curves? Particularly when you add lean into the equation? All it takes is one boy racer or a driver with little experience/cold tires/excessive speed/FWD under steer/all of the above to run wide around one of those. Just a thought.
Happy to see her walk it off. It could've gone a lot worse.