Work in progress 🙂
There’s this parking lot right next to my job that I’ve eyed for a while now. A massive, cracked square of pavement covered in a thick layer of gravel. A few cones placed haphazardly. Large potholes full of water. And most importantly... No parked cars! Perfect for shenanigans!
Finished up at work and decided to finally play around a bit. The goal was to get the back end kicked out without putting a foot down or dropping the bike—thus changing direction in a very tight radius—then continue riding in the new direction. An hour of tearing the parking lot up later....
Feeling confident! Even on the (empty) paved streets it was pretty easy to slide around corners in 1st gear. New goal is to do a tight 180° slide at 15-20mph and ride out of it. I think I just need to go faster, lean the bike down lower, and make sure not to over-compensate too much when I stop rotating so I avoid high-siding myself off the scoot lol.
I’m very glad I bought this scooter before jumping onto a big super-naked. Similar to the Miata, the lack of power (and weight) is letting me figure out the driving (riding?) dynamics and work on all these little skills that would probably get me killed instantly on a Monster 1200 or similar.
So when do I start rolling in endorsement monies..?