Fighting the bike, over-correcting, and freezing into a rigid posture are sure ways to take a tumble off road and in life. As the Serenity Prayer reminds us, there are things we can change, things we can't and knowing the difference is the key to success.
An experienced biker, my brother's been telling me to try the BMW 650 and I’ve hesitated because of its height. I’m a new rider with a 28? inseam and I WANT MY FEET ON THE GROUND! He, like other experienced riders, poo-poos this preference, saying, “If you get both feet on the ground you’ll develop bad riding habits that require both feet on the ground…if you can ride dirt bike style and stop with one foot you can ride anything.”