Originally Posted by Geepers
Almost. You just forgot to preface it with “I prefer to...”
we already know what "You prefer to" push the limits and the boundaries.. until, you cross the line.
I wrote an Essay, it didn't require any response or even rebuttal unless you think that there is Error in my writing or you have additional Truth to add to it. but no, you prefer to write drivel about me personally and not about what I had to say.. this shows shallowness. It is fine to have fun with each other , reasonably, in context. You wrote your head was like a loaf of bread. I described a loaf of bread and asked, Like this?
What I wrote, in simple terms is, the ONLY way to scrub off speed is to convert your Speed to Heat. there are only 2 processes available to you on your bike to achieve this. the Brakes Systems (designed specifically for this) and Engine Compression (not designed specifically for this). either of these methods are dependent upon the Weakest Link in the process chain, TRACTION of the tires at the Pavement.. you don't have control of this Variable, it can change at any moment and you can go from being in control (illusion) to being Not in control (reality). Engine compression aka downshifting is ripe that the motor can easily overcome the driveline right down to the tires traction on the pavement. It is not the best method of scrubbing off speed and should only be used to supplement your brakes when it is safe to do so.
I wrote that we become the product of our habits. what we practice, what we do, is what we automatically do even under Poor Operating Conditions. aka Rain, Sand, loose gravel, etc. if you train yourself to use Engine Compression as your Go To method of converting speed into heat, you will reap what you sow. one day the piper will call and make you pay for your errors. you will becoming intimate with the pavement. Its not a matter of IF but When.
Good Energy Management, aka good riding habits are about staying in control. Knowing what your machine can do and requires and developing motor skills to "color inside the lines".
"I prefer to" utilize Good Energy Management and get the most out of my machines and riding experiences. I share my experiences with you all that you "might" pick up on something of value and put it in your portfolio. if you choose to either ignore or dismiss , that is your prerogative.. life is full of lessons. we don't all learn at the same rate. or should I say curve. poncho