Seat's arrived. Belt is ordered. I may have someone lined up to help me wrench the bike. Everything in the world would be good....
except for it's raining. Very, very hard.
I can't wait.
I've done some riding since picking up Proficient Motorcycling and have been trying to apply many of the technique's that are mentioned in the book I realize that my basic licensing class I took so long ago applies nearly everything this book does. With one glaring exception; using the front brake in curves. I was taught to always roll off the throttle and apply just the brake. To apply both seems strange to me and has taken a little getting used to. Sadly most of the turns I ride are gentle sweepers and I've not had the chance yet to apply this technique to sharper turning back roads yet.
The other thing I find interesting is my perception that the author wants us to cover the front brake at all times? Something I was doing before and was told it's a bad habit....so I made myself brake that habit. Now am I supposed to do that? Again I see the logic, but it just seems a little odd that I have recieved conflicting advice.
Such is life, such is riding.