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I was writing about better riding skills even before I became a motorcycle rider coach in 1995, based on what I'd learned as a courier. These articles were largely written between 1999 and 2006 but have been updated. Many were published on online motorcycle forums, some featured in my column in 'The Road' or other publications, and the rest appeared on the old website.
I'm sure you must have noticed that there are thousands of videos and written articles about riding technique to be found on the internet. It's good that so many riders are taking an interest in improving their skills but the quality of some sources leaves much to be desired. Whilst promoting positive benefits from riding techniques, these articles rarely come with 'buyer beware' warnings and rarely mention the pitfalls and traps that can await the unwary reader.
My Survival Skills tips are not just a re-hash of what you might find elsewhere but instead written with the insight of an experienced rider as well as the perspective of an experienced rider coach. Just like my practical riding courses, the tips focus less on skills-based 'perfect riding' and rather more on fixing riding problems and understanding the benefits AND potential risks of any particular technique.
As a result, these free riding skills tips often go off at a bit of tangent to conventional 'better riding' articles. Rather than give you simple answers, I try to help you understand the questions too. That way you'll think differently about motorcycling and that way you'll be in a good position to make better riding decisions and know whether any particular skill or technique is something to be added to your own skills toolbox.
Finally, always remember any riding technique can only increase our safety and reduce the risk of an accident if they are supported by positive attitudes, critical self-awareness and above all, by self-control. It might sound a bit preachy, but our safety and the safety of those we share the road with must remain our primary and overriding concern at all times. Ultimately, riding is a lot more enjoyable if we're not scaring ourselves.
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