Yes, it was a big psychological milestone for me as well. Now I’m not going to want to ride around on base because I’ll just be bored haha.
Counter-steering…I’ve heard that term thrown out a lot on Cpt. Crash’s videos but I’m still unsure what it is or how you even do it or how I can practice it. And as for leaning, yeah I should have done that as well. I’m still having issues trusting the bike lol. I need to get out in that parking lot and just focus on leaning. Even though riding there on the freeway there was a point with a pretty good turn and it kind of caught me off guard and I ended up leaning a good bit and it felt pretty cool…idk it just spooks me a little. I’m taking the MSF course next month around this time. Do they teach leaning and counter-steering as well?
And yeah I usually try to avoid that junction. From now on this one will be one I refuse to use while riding a motorcycle.
Thanks for all of the advice!