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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-05-2018, 11:34 AM
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Welcome back! I returned to riding after a 27 year hiatus and really questioned myself when I got back in the saddle, feeling a real lack of confidence and questioning myself. I took the BRC course and that was a major turning point. Then it’s practice, practice, practice. Nothing beats time in the saddle.

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The motorcycle course is very helpful. It might have saved you from that first wreck had you waited to take the course before riding out and about.

With the gravel, you don't say how much gravel. On a 50cc moped, you probably weren't going too fast. Likely, you overreacted to the gravel or tried to correct the vehicle once you hit it. Of course, if it was a significant amount of gravel and you were leaned over, it happens. I have a rode I love to ride when I have time and there is a corner that always has some amount of gravel on it. I take it easy on many of the curves until I see they are clear on my return trip through.

You have to watch every vehicle like it is out to hit you and end your day of riding. While not the "coolest" looking gear, high visibility gear can help you. You will see in the course the difference it makes when someone is in all black on a black bike and riding in traffic versus wearing more visible stuff.

You didn't saw how many wrecks over how much time.

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