So I got some new shoes on my yamaha raider this week so after about 20 miles of in town riding I was ready to through the wife on the back and hit the canyons up. I was still riding slow cause of the new tires and even more so with the wife on the back. I followed an unknown rider on a cbr 1000rr to my favorite road shortly after it gets windy I found myself wanting to pass him, keep in mind new tire and + 1 on a cruiser. This is proof that no chicken strips does not mean your fast. To the guys out there if your riding like this your wrong and putting your bike at its limits way way way before needed. Nuts on tank arches of feet on the pegs lower body off the bike sticking knee way out upper body counter balancing head pointed into the turn chest pointed way out. The proper way to start riding any street going mororcycle aggressively and fast through the turns is 1 sit as far back in the front seat as you can your rear tire is your driving tire and you wan your weight over it. 2 balls of the feet go on the pegs 3 upper body stays loose 4 keep elbows in 5 out side leg stiff inside loose 6 position your body prior to enterning turn 7 head over wrist chest into turn 8 head down looking through the turn. You should be like a charging bull 9 shadow front break and clutch with 2 fingers at all time 10 use rear break while on throttle to slow in corner or to keep slowing down when entering a corner it helps keep the suspension set. Theses 10 things are basic riding techniques for the canyons and will make you much faster while feeling more in control and keeping the bike further from its limits. Also if riding like this on a sport bike even a 250 or 300 you should be able to ride faster than any cruiser which in turn makes both of us happier cause the only people I should have to slow down for are cage drivers. Remember no chicken strips only means your pushing your bike to its limits not th at your riding right. Use your knee as a reference saftey margin once it touches your running out of contact patch on your tire. If you ride correctly you only need to ride at 90 skill level and bike ability to be the fastest guy on the canyon leaving you going alot faster and having more room for error it might just save your life out there. Again these techniques fallow all street going motorcycles besides tight stuff on sumos.