Dirt riding is a great way to become comfortable with a sliding slipping bike in relatively safety helping to avoid panic when non-threatening slides occur on the street. A street bike may attempt avoid dirt but come a time a section of road may be torn up for replacement, one may be interested in going through the winding path/peak where the tarmac ends or out to the campsite/water off the road. Worst case scenario an emergency (weather/threat) may shutdown a main route and redirect traffic for miles down a logging/fire road.
Any advise on techniques, mods or focus shifts to navigate questionable terrain safely? If an unexpected event requires a long period of traveling off-road what should one do on a street bike. Feel free to comment on how dirt bikes have effected your road riding/racing, the beneficial cross-technique applications one can learn and negative techniques that should not cross over.