Front / Back Brake Bias

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The Canada Safety Council course teaches us that 70% of the braking power should come from the front brakes and 30% should come from the rear brake. However, this % can vary depending on the traction available and the type … Continued

ABS Brakes

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Maximum braking force is achieved just before ABS is activated. When ABS becomes active it releases brake pressure to prevent the locking of the wheel and skidding of the tire. If ABS releases brake pressure it extends the distance required … Continued

Eyes Part III

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EYES (Part 3) Eyes part 1 talked about understanding and training the riders eyes to perceive potential dangerous situations. Part 2 talked about how others might or might not see you. In Part 3 we will talk about how to … Continued

Eyes Part II

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You might think that your eyes take a steady video to analyse what’s going on. In fact, your brain processes action as a series of still shots. Your brain is also programmed to identify familiar objects and possible disregard unfamiliar … Continued

Eyes Part I

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Eyes are the windows to your brain. They control what you see and how you react. You have probably heard of target fixation or, conversely, “to look where you want to go”. The first is a must not and the … Continued

STAND OUT IN A CROWD

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Do you know that certain person that always needs to be the center-of-attention? They dress brilliantly, they dance around the party and command your attention. If the road was a party and you’re a motorcycle rider you need to be … Continued

BRAKING NOT BREAKING

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Braking is the art of slowing down. Breaking is misjudging the process and breaking something on you or your bike. The key to hard braking is to do it when the bike has zero lean angle and to react quickly … Continued

THE FIGHT FOR TRACTION

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There are three main forces fighting for traction. Braking, cornering and accelerating. You can’t slow down and speed up at the same time so braking and accelerating should never fight for available traction. However there can be a fight for … Continued