Practice makes perfect, according to the old saying, but it’s not strictly true. Practice makes permanent, and if you’ve been doing the same wrong thing over and over it’s tough to break the habit. The best way to avoid developing bad riding habits is not to acquire them in the first place. But over time little errors can creep in and corrupt your skill set, like a virus in software. (Finally, something you can’t blame on the NSA.) That’s why it’s smart to try a track school or one of the Motorcycle Safety Foundation’s experienced-rider programs: to reboot your skills regularly to keep them up to date. Here are a few other reasons.