Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Canberra, Australia
Head on a swivel vs target
As my last comments turned out to be so incredibly controversial I just thought I’d ask for a little more opinion.
For some, a glance at the GPS was noted as a concern as it distracted from an ‘eyes on the road’ approach. This was seen as the priority when in the tight mountain twisties. The greater focus being on the road surface, conditions, obstacles, animals, etc. The postulation was that this is the safer approach.
In contrast, my comments were that whilst a focus on the road was an obvious priority, it is far from the only priority. I also keep a focus on mirrors, dash, over left and right shoulder, GPS (if applicable), road signs, oncoming traffic, sun position, etc... I see no difference in the value that these information sources provide regardless of the difficulty or skill level the road may present. I also implicitly trust my ‘spider sense’...
What is the consensus? I’d love to hear the opinion. I’m off the bike for a few months after surgery so I’ve plenty of time.
(It’s all fun until I break a nail!)
Pink and Black K1600B
Last edited by Donna; 09-09-2019 at 03:14 AM.