First of all, read the terrain. "If it goes from pavement to gravel, there's obviously less traction, so you have to change the way you're riding. The main thing is slow down. When you're going slow on a gravel road or in a dirt situation, you don't have to look much farther than 10 or 20 feet in front of you. The faster you go and the more predictable the road is, the farther ahead you need to look. You have to be really careful about leaning—you have only a few degrees that you can lean before the tires start to slip. If you're making a turn at slow speed, shift your hip toward the outside of the turn to counterbalance the bike."