Or maybe just comfortable? The other day I scraped my floorboard for the first time. Not on purpose, kinda startled me. Just thought it was kinda funny, never pictured myself as a knee dragger. :redface:
Sounds like you're right on track. It was around the end of my first riding season ( aka the end of summer 2008 ) that I started scraping pegs, and sometimes the lower pipe like Redneckryder mentioned. There was definitely a point where one day I hopped on the bike and took off for a ride and realized that I just felt completely relaxed and fluid on the bike. I was no longer really thinking/focusing on riding the bike.. it was just like the bike was an extension of my body. My conscious mind was no longer concerned with lean angle, trying to find the correct line through corners, etc. It had at that point become all become muscle memory and thoughtless maneuvering. Its much like learning to tow a boat or trailer. At first you're very focused on keeping the trailer within the lines on the roadway, turning corners without clipping the curb, etc. At first you focus on it a lot, but after you get used to it, it becomes second nature.
Its great when you get to that point on the bike, because then instead of some of your focus being placed on riding the bike, it can mostly be focused on watching out for the crazy folks in cars trying to kill you. :lol:
I remember dragging my heel on the Mean Streak for the first time...then got used to using it as a "guide". Then I remember dragging the floorboard on the V2K the first time....scared the squiffle out of me. Then I got used to it.
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