I graduated from my second class in motorcycle maintenance. One of the key things I learned was the function and importance of a great suspension. In fact, I decided I needed to upgrade Hazel's shocks and front springs because the stock Honda equipment did not fit my needs and use.
The suspension needs to fit the rider and what the rider will do with the bike. For me, I will be hauling a loaded bike (and I am no twig) and over long distances. Safety and stability in cornering and handling are critical.
The purpose of the suspension is to keep my two wheels on the ground and give me a smooth enough ride that I can safety respond to changes.
And now the segue into breakthroughs....
Having a great suspension is critical for everything we do, really. Suspension is our underpinning - it's what keeps us on solid ground when we encounter life's twists and pot holes. If we spend a bi more time on developing the suspension, we can explore more effectively.
- Our ability to be nimble - our flexible mindset and our willingness to zig and zag
- Our support systems that encourage and enable changes in direction
- Our smart planning that provides a compass without being too restrictive
- Our grounding regimens - those daily habits that bring meaning to our life
- Our stress management techniques for recovering from life's pot holes
I take Hazel in next week to get her new suspension and I am eager to feel the difference. They say that upgrading the suspension and brakes are the two most important modifications to a bike for safety and handling.
Taking care of our supportive underpinnings ranks right up there too. How well can you recover from bumpy roads and tight turns?