I went to GMR for the first time yesterday. The weather was awesome. There were a lot more tight turns than I expected. I rode most of the ride in 2nd gear. It's tough not to let off the throttle completely, and was focusing on throttle control. I think I just need more practice there. Not being familiar with the road, I took it a little slow- there's lots of blind curves, and there was some dirt on the road from last week's rain. I was going especially slow when another bike came up behind me and I slowed and signaled for him to pass. I planned to follow him but he was too fast. When I'm going fast and tuck down, my chest is near the handlebars and so my hands are pretty close to my shoulders- not out in front like is more comfortable. I have stock handlebars. Is it possible to learn good control in this position with hands so close to shoulders? Also, part of the two way road doesn't have a middle line and some idiots in cars were going around a blind turn, and had swung wide to get a better angle- I was coming out of the turn. They left me about 4-5 feet between their cars and the side of the road.