DRILL 15: Slow Riding Roundabout large only rear brake
- Prepare your speed with throttle control prior or gear down using slight front brake to smooth out the transition of gears.
- Indicate, scan for vehicles, if safe to proceed
- Engage rear brake when the bike is upright early as you take the roundabout you may want slightly more rear brake, with throttle control to ride the circle with balance.
- Be mindful of not cutting the corner entering the roundabout, start wide and finish centre. The rear brake will control the speed so you can successfully make the roundabout.
- First and fore most incorporate TURNING YOUR CHIN WHERE YOU WANT TO GO. As you know if you are turning your chin early it will make a huge difference to your line, balance and smooth movement.
- Keep the upper body central and quiet, EYES TO THE HORIZON. Looking down will only unbalance you and the bike.
- Scanning eyes and if you have to stop suddenly, check mirrors, bring the bike upright first clutch in and set up and squeeze the front brake to stop.