Not sure if this is a bad habit: In the pre-learners course, we were told to keep our feet under the gear lever/resting on the rearbrake so that we could change easily. This may have been specific to the situation - riding around a small course at low speeds, changing gears every 5 seconds. But to this day, I've always kept my left foot under the gear lever, ready to shift, and my right resting on the rear brake. As such, my heel is on the footpegs, both sides. The advantages are: very quick gear changes when needed rear braking is never stomped, always smooth Lately though, I've had the pegs dragging on some LH turns, which is not at all good. Firstly, you get the joy of feeling your boots drag on the tarmac, which is disconcerting. Secondly if the movement is sharp enough, you shift up halfway through the turn, no clutch involved. Since have started placing my feet so the balls of them are on the pegs. Peg weighting works a lot better, but I fear that you increase the chance of over-braking the back, locking up etc. Hence, the question, what is the best way to place your feet when riding generally/corners/in traffic?