Track Day Winner
Join Date: May 2013
Motorcycle: 2001 GSXR 600
Re: Why does 40mph seem so damn fast?
I'm in the same position you are in. I just started riding about 3 weeks ago, and I'm still learning. My first time on the highway was I was definitely scared, but it is getting a little better now. But the one thing I have learned is DO NOT LEAN ON THE HANDLEBARS, squeeze that gas tank to support your body. One time i was coming to a stop light, and was leaning on the throttle, and thank god I Had my clutch pulled in, because i think i red lined the engine, that would of been really bad. And now my arms and forearms are not sore. But listen to these people, they have great advice. And, one more thing, watch that video on YouTube, twist of the wrist 2,i learned a lot from that video.