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Balance – Or “The Newbie Shuffle”

I’m sure you’ve all seen it. A hesitant rider waddles their way round a parking lot, or shuffles their way through a slow manoeuvre – all the time pecking at the ground with their toes, or doing a fair impression of a penguin walk.

This is the Newbie Shuffle™ (in certain circles also known as “the Harley Shuffle”, but I won’t go there).
It stems from the rider’s lack of faith in their ability to balance the machine.

But here’s the thing: it’s a self-fulfilling prophecy. Continue reading Balance – Or “The Newbie Shuffle”