After months of planning, John Ciribassi headed out on his first Backcountry Discovery Route (BDR) adventure in Colorado with three riding buddies. The journey took an unexpected turn on day one when inexperienced in pavement riding, a distracted John misjudged a fast-approaching corner, panicked and locked up the front brake. He collided with the corner of a horse trailer being pulled by a semi-truck. Miraculously escaping with only mild road rash, the incident served as a wake-up call about the importance of skills like counter-steering. And to explain counter-steering, we asked MSF Coach, Jon DelVecchio, to shed light on this essential skill that can make a significant difference in navigating corners safely and efficiently. Photos and links related to this episode can be found on our website adventureriderradio.com. Adventure Rider Radio is the longest-running adventure motorcycle and travel podcast and we remain committed to bringing you new and exciting episodes. If you can, we’d love to get your support, please visit the Support page on our website. Thank you!