Start by telling the neophyte that, once they’ve laid it down, they’ve successfully crashed and ceded any control they might have to keep a bad situation from getting worse. Remind your friend that once sliding on their butt, the laws of physics will take over and repeat that any control they once had is lost. And let them know that a motorcycle bleeds off speed and energy much more rapidly with brakes than by the friction of metal and leather or jeans against pavement. Then, guide the discussion to braking techniques, how and when to swerve, and then recommend a motorcycle safety class where other accident avoidance techniques are taught.