I tend to switch gears mentally depending on up vs. down. For up, I'd forget about the rear brake entirely. For down, once I've more or less resolved on a gear then it's more about braking, so I'd make that adjustment. At least that was my experience with riding Marco's...
You ever ride with someone who was driving an automatic for the first time? Man the first couple times they slam in the clutch is an eye opener...
I had a couple of those "shifts" the first time I rode Far's bike.
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