Mark-B· Premium Member
Yup.. Parking lot practice.. Preferably Lots of it... Hours of slow speed practice in a parking lot adds up to weeks and months of doing the same things on the road.Lots more advice in the thread Old Dad posted. It's worth it for EVERYBODY to read through it every once in a while.
To your point, NorTex, doing slow speed figure-8's in a parking garage is great practice. Riding fast isn't that difficult. Riding slow....IS. Someone who can ride slow can always ride fast. Someone who can ride fast may- or may-not be able to ride slow.
Practice cornering, dodging around little rocks on the surface of the parking lot, braking, stopping and starting with one foot down, super slow riding and balancing maneuvers.. Do a little of all that before hitting the road to any great extent and you will be doing yourself a solid.