Rider fear isn’t biased. Men and women can have rider fear, as can young riders and old riders, beginning riders and experienced riders.
Do all riders experience rider fear? No. But based on the number of emails I’ve received, many do—some to the point of doubting everything (including their decision to ride).
Here’s how one rider described rider fear:
The good news is that for most riders, rider fear gets less intense as your riding skills improve. But that’s certainly not always the case. I’ll unpack that in the articles below.
* This article is an excerpt from my book Motorcycle Smarts.