Glad you're OK -- and if it's any consolation, leathers & MC gear aren't the weirdest outfit to parade through Grand Central Station. Not even close.tommys67 said:I also learned that walking through Grand Central Station in the middle of mid-town Manhattan is a wee bit embarrassing if you're wearing full leathers and carrying other gear [cheeky] [laugh]
One good technique for avoiding target fixation -- and one you can consciously practice -- is to look where you want the bike to go, not at what you want to avoid. Looking through the turn is a big part of that, but it takes on extra meaning when you throw obstacles into the mix. In the leaf example you list above, I'd try a different approach -- instead of staring at the leaves and then avoiding them, practice focusing on the line you want to take between the leaves and letting the leaves (obstacles) remain in your peripheral perception.EvilSteve said:I'm no expert on training on these things but I actually try to train myself by looking at things and then looking away. I also try to stare at things like leaves on the road and then miss them. Target fixation is something you can reduce the effects of IMO but it can also be used to your advantage by looking through the corner.
I think it's easier to control your target fixation if you're scanning ahead and not riding beyond your limits. Of course, knowing where your limits are is a really difficult question.
Has anyone seen any material regarding controlling target fixation?
Yes. Progressive has been an awesome company to deal with. The handled my claim with no issues, and are going to cover $25k (over a year after the wreck) after already paying for the first 5k of hospital bills AND paying for my bike. I of course bought the bike back from them and restored itYou better get some! Anyone out there have an insurance company that is reasonably priced with a good standing that you can recommend?