chipset Posted March 8, 2012 Report Share Posted March 8, 2012 I have been reviewing a lot of TotW II, again. And it struck me that the survival reactions can actually be grouped into two categories. They are somewhat linked but one category deals with physical actions (or reactions) whereas the other group is more mental. Both can be mental, but the mental group will not cause an action in and of itself ont he motorcycle. SR 1 Rolling off the throttle is a severe action on the motorcycle. Street riding may treat this more as a benefit, unless you really need it. In which case, not rolling off the throttle will cause a crash. SR2 Being stiff in the bar causes additional forces to be added to the chasis and makes it harder to control. SR7 Braking, both over and under, causes all sorts of issues. Those are direct physical actions on the motorcycle that have a direct input. The others, frantically looking, target fixation, and freezing in place, are less physical in terms of actions on the motorcycle but tend to be more mental. The last one, running into the item you are looking at, seems to be both, as you can move directly into something but it is caused by mentally. I certainly have suffered from all of the SRs. Generally speaking, the physical SRs are caused by visual SRs. At least for me, they are. There are defined exercises to try to work through the visual SRs, such as wide vision, the two step/three step and whatnot. And the exercises can be practiced while driving, walking, sitting in your office. SR7 can be worked on by braking drills. You can practice braking, over and over. SR2 can be worked out by focusing on body position and recognizing when your body is tense and doing things to relax (such as chicken winging, etc). SR1, which tends to be the one that strikes me more often, is harder. Without having a slide bike to practice on, how do you practice not rolling off the throttle when the rear tire gets loose? How do you practice for the activities that seem to be more panic related regarding SR1? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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