Bicycle/Motorcycle Skills Crossover
I come from a lifetime of bicycle riding, racing, touring, commuting,on road , off road.
My feeling is that my cycling has given me much greater bike handling skills than anything else I’ve done and although the motorcycle can get hairy, nothing in my experience is hairier than going balls out down a mountain road at High speed, ass to tea kettle, elbow to elbow on racing bikes. A motorcycle feels downright safe and slow mo in comparison. Some of the cat 2 and pros I’d ride with on training rides were two wheel drifting their bikes through high speed hairpins. That was when I got left behind, just a level of bike handling above where I was comfortable. To the point though I think all riders and especially newer riders, can maybe benefit from at least mountain biking, maybe renting downhill mountain bikes at a ski area and getting familiar with how bikes behave on loose surfaces minus the throttle, clutch aspect.
Anyone else feel the same way?
Last edited by Rides; 08-20-2019 at 07:09 PM.