Favorite Rides & Destinations

Fall 2017

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PAGE 47 FALL 2017 ISSUE 02 / VOL. 02 the guardrail. Or—if it's just a drop-off—this far from nothing." He also suggested looking exactly where you want your wheels to go. In hairpins that means turning your head around over your shoulder to trace your exit line. "If you are looking where the bike is pointing, you will run wide. Look where you want to go." Boy, it works. I started doing all of my turning going in, and exiting on the far inside. This let me predict exactly when I could stand the bike up and blast out with full traction, setting up for a wide entrance to the next corner. It felt faster, safer and much more precise. I was riding pretty well at the beginning of the trip. I got better every day. Thanks, Christian. The Alps are littered with abandoned motorcycles, but like old American farm equipment they soon turn from junk to charming relics of a bygone era.

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