It’s human nature to think that we are better at doing things than we are. We become overconfident in our braking ability, which can lead to tailgating. We are certain that there is not going to be any debris in the road, and if there is, we believe we can handle it. This leads to entering blind corners too quickly. Or how about pushing personal performance limits on the street? The stakes are too high to let overconfidence suck you in over your head when riding out on public roads. (Get ye to the track, young riders!)