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do any of you do this or did you when you were new? I'm thinking of going out today purely to get some more hours under my belt in wet conditions.


Planning on the obvious slow steady and relaxed and want to tackle this one roundabout that my head just won't let me do!


Since I've came off twice already and the biggest one was a low side on the right side, my mind just won't let my body lean right to go right on a roundabout which means I'm going way too slow which means I can't counter steer either.

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Yup. I went out to practise everything. Big roundabouts, small roundabouts, ones with weird cambers, roundabouts on steep hills... There are loads of roundabouts here!

Also went out to practise hill starts and stopping on uneven road.

Practise, practise, practise and you'll gradually feel better about it. Don't rush it. :-)

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There is no substitute for mileage to help you learn


But I have never just gone out to practice!


At the end of the day regardless of the speed if you are getting around corners then it will all come with time!


would I recommend going out in the wet on greasy roundabouts just to practice? nope!


IMO you are better off practising when its dry and grippy then you have less chance of it going wrong then when you go out in the wet just slow things down a bit


I would stop worrying too much about it and just ride your bike the rest will come with time

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Liam it sounds to me like you've a confidence problem on the bike. I personally don't think getting out on wet roads whilst feeling like that will help at all. Let your confidence grow on dry roads as Stu says first, then progress. Rome wasn't built in a day mate, you'll get there. Just dont try and force anything, that will make it worse. Anyone your way that can go out with you?

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I wouldn't go out in wet conditions now, ok if you go out and get caught in a shower so be it, thats is part and parcel of riding ,

Rider slower not so heaving on the throttle, just take it more steady , common sense will get you home .

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I ended up coming home anyway, the sun is absolutely blazing down right now but it's so windy, definitely the most wind of the year so far and I just couldn't hack it.

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