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Thanks for more excellent information and advice Jerry. I have your DVD, Ride Like A Pro, and have learned a great deal from you. Many thanks!

Robert Rich
South Burlington, VT
Monday, July 10, 2017
"Now it's changed it to right foot down so you can shift quicker when necessary."

I have never heard right foot down, just shift while you are stopping so that you are ready to go again. If you stop in fourth gear and then do a check behind you to discover a truck barrelling toward you, it will take much longer for you to get going again than if you had stopped in first gear, regardless of which foot was down.

Hill starts are also made much easier with the left foot down, so that you can still use the back brake.

If someone is talking about low siding in a corner, they are talking about cornering at speed, where you would generally want to use both brakes. For low speed maneuvering i.e. first gear, riding the rear brake to help keep things stable works great.

Taylor Mountain
Regina, SK, Canada
Sunday, July 9, 2017
Well written article. Thanks for sharing.
Another hazard to avoid is fresh cut grass that has been thrown onto the road by a lawn mower.

Steve Tranchell
Swartz Creek, MI
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Two more slippery spots that can surprise you are:
1. Toll booths: Some cars stopping at a toll booth drip some oil. All of the drops of oil gang up waiting for you to put your foot down at the toll both. Then the oil drops move your foot three feet to the left.

2. Parking areas and pull-offs along mountain roads. These areas can look perfectly level until you put your sidestand down and suddenly discover a 10-percent slope!

Mike Greenwood
IL
Saturday, May 6, 2017
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