- Published: Friday, 08 May 2015 06:33
- Written by Super User
Dancing in leathers
Up until now we have been talking about how you use the controls to control the bike. Twiddling the bits so that the wobbly bits are choreographed the way we want.
But of course we have been missing the biggest and nastiest part of the whole equation to control, you the rider. In a car you sit pretty still and are held by a seat. Your movements are insulated from the chassis of the car and you weight about 1/20th of the cars weight.
Basically you can throw yourself around all over the place and the only thing you will affect is your cool factor, certainly not the cars.
On a bike though, if you are like me you probably make up nearly half the static weight of the bike and sit right up on the top of it. If you move your arm to wave at someone the bike notices.
My track bike is based on a very sharp handling road bike, its great on the track at race speeds, but I have ridden the same model on the road and you can literally change lanes by turning around to look over your shoulder!!!