Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Kamloops, BC, Canada
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I like the right turns, and I always thought most people were like that because most on- and off-ramps are right-handers. You can scrape your right peg on a cloverleaf anywhere in the Prairies, but good luck finding a 270-degree, decreasing-radius left-hander. I live in the mountains, so there are plenty of good left and right handers, but the highway exits are still where I scrape my right peg every day.
The person who talked about surfing/skateboarding/snowboarding was onto something... I am goofy-footed, and backside turns are definitely a bit more comfortable on snowboard, which corresponds to a right turn for me. Are the left-turners regular-footed, and the right-turners goofy?
From a physics point of view, there's a good reason it's easier to charge into an uphill corner than a downhill corner - when you are going downhill, a slight mistake can mean more corner speed and skidding off the downhill side of the corner; going uphill, a slight hesitation mistake just means a bit less corner speed.