Your throttle is pinned and your rear tire is shoveling moist clay all over the losers that you out-braked coming into the flat left-hand sweeper. As you rocket past the apex of the
turn, you catch sight of the monster double on the front straight.
Brimming with confidence, you fan the clutch and wick the throttle
to the stops. Suddenly, the rear starts to drift. Instinctively, you
flick the handlebars in the direction of the slide to arrest its
development. But, the bike’s rear end is still coming around.
In desperation, you chop the throttle. Whammo! The rear
tire grabs traction and the bike starts to high-side. You
are about to be catapulted into lunar orbit. “This
is going to hurt,” you slur through your helmet
just before lift-off. Congratulations, you just