Better Riding: Speech Therapy
Talking to yourself isn’t nuts. Inside a helmet, it focusses thought and forces you to notice things and make decisions consciously
For most of us, when we have spent enough hours on a motorcycle, riding becomes an activity that is second nature to us. It’s sort of automatic, right? As we have often noted here, riding a motorcycle is not one of those activities that should become involuntary "" the risk is too great and the need to perceive and make decisions is too urgent.
When I am trying to learn or hone a new skill or idea at the racetrack, or in a complicated situation in traffic, I find that I start talking to myself. This takes of the form of spoken...
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