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Letter to the editor: Apply countersteering techniques when operating motorcycle

Motorcycle owners should Google “Motorcycle countersteering” and understand it before going out on the road.

Countersteering is not a race technique; it’s a riding technique that many riders have never heard of. Understanding it and using it will save lives.

Riding a motorcycle is the opposite of driving a car. If you slightly steer to the right on a motorcycle, you will go left. Steer left, and you go right.

That is the basic principle in countersteering. Practice this in a big, empty parking lot and you’ll find it’s true. Don’t find this out when you take your first ride and end up in oncoming traffic or sliding along the guardrails.

John LaVanish