Join Date: May 2019
Location: Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Over the 2 months I've been riding, my tension level has steadily dropped, so it's weird that this new thing has developed. Currently, I'm way more comfortable on the bike and my fear level is well in check. It's like a twitch in your eye that just suddenly appears.
Gripping the tank my with legs is something I starting doing earlier. It was a big help with reducing arm fatigue - especially when coming to a stop - but that's a great suggestion in general for anyone that hasn't figured that out.
I found some ideas online that I'm going to try. For example, keeping a loose grip, deep breathing, wiggle the arms, and saying "relax" out loud I'm also going to do some static practice as Robble10 suggests - sit on the bike with it off and practice doing the shifting motions while trying to be as loose as possible.