jzeiler said:I practice a half U turn every time I leave my parking spot at work.
What is a "half U" John?
Wouldn't that be a J or a L? =-}
I, too, do a U turn leaving my parking spot at the the homebrew store. I've never really thought about what I do, but it is up hill - which may help. I release the clutch to get enough momentum to pick my feet up and go about 10 feet. I then make a right lock with the bars. I really don't lean but do a slow upright turn (the road is sloping downhill from my position). Turning the head helps. The momentum holds me up as I come over the apex and then head down the slope which gives me a little more speed. Unfortunately, I generally have to brake before entering the street which sucks after making such a pretty turn.
I'm generally better to the left than the right, but (nearly) daily practice makes perfect.