12) Learn to go slow to be consistently fast. I've written it before and I'll write it again: Riders who go fast everywhere will be hurt. Racers who can't slow down for cold tires or in the rain or for the hairpin or to learn a new track, will not win championships. Street riders who can't slow down in town, for intersections, for blind rises and corners, for road work or for heavy traffic will be hurt or killed. For those who truly enjoy speed, we must respect the areas where speed adds huge problems. I think of these slow areas as a place to breathe, relax, regroup, look at the scenery, give the Highway Patrol a big thumbs up, wave to the Sheriff, enjoy your great life, praise your bike, look forward to the next set of corners.