I was seeing this after reading some people comment "go up a gear" for certain conditions...so say you're going along in 3rd, and you go through a sharp corner or something you have to slow way down for, should you shift down to 2nd or lug it/get the revs up then let the clutch out(sorry don't know what that's called). Is there benefits to being in a higher gear than you think you should be? If you're in between is it better to lug a little than be screaming in a lower gear? Please explain further the benefits of what you get in being in a higher gear(I think it involved turns, mud, sand, baby heads I'm using 2, 3, 4 with my bike, hardly ever 1st(like really hardly ever), on the trail I usually start it in 2nd and go (is this a bad thing, do I always need to find neutral first,it seems it takes me forever to find it on purpose). I have seen how muddy steep hills are better if my bike's in 2nd, 1st is terrible--I mean with tracking if you are stopped and have to start up again, in first the back tire likes to go sideways. (though this may be better now that we've done mods) If you think of anything else on this topic, please comment, thanks!!! I'd like to pick gears better, I mean I seem to do alright, but if there are tricks to get better traction, tracking, etc, with choosing a higher gear let me know!!!