Windrider, that is great advice, thanks. I talk myself through things all the time when I am riding. My husband says to relax and practice and like you said, when I get more comfortable with my bike and with riding, then maybe it will slow down for me as well and the relaxation will truely come. The what if's though, I dont think I ever want to loose. Scanning is something I even do when I am driving my van now, since the MSF course.lolwindrider18 said:I still talk my way through turns and such. I think it's part of being a new rider. I remember doing it when learning to drive. I think that the "talking to myself" stuff will go away as I ride more and get more comfortable with my bike. There is the possibility of "thinking too much" but it doesn't get quite that far for me. I too ask myself "what ifs"...what if that car pulls out? what if that person steps out in front of me? etc. They're important to do until you get the hang of riding and even after
So don't feel bad and don't let anyone else make you feel bad about doing it.