Riding Style

The Litas on Guardsman's Pass, Utah. Photo by  Jun Song

The Litas on Guardsman’s Pass, Utah. Photo by Jun Song

This summer I have spent a significant amount of time on my bike. I have met an incredible amount of people and have integrated myself into the “moto-scene” here in Salt Lake. It has truly been an amazing and fun summer.

I have become a “better” if not more aggressive rider. Riding with larger groups of mostly Harley riders has forced me to alter my riding style and to push my limits. I have noticed that I shift at higher speeds, and have started scraping my pegs on turns, something I haven’t done since my first season. I have also done a fair amount of off-roading this year, both intentionally and not, and have become more comfortable handling bumps and dips than I was. I feel confident and powerful when riding down the road. I find that this feeling makes riding more enjoyable. I’m happy I’m finally so confident, but I know that this feeling is what breeds careless mistakes. Still taking necessary precautions, and keeping my eyes open for hazards, but loving the feeling of flying.

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