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Old 01-14-2013, 07:16 AM   #178
shaddix
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Originally Posted by hippiebrian View Post
If you can't negotiate a curve without thinking about how you are countersteering, you are screwed when there's no time to think...
I don't think he was saying you have to think about it during a curve. Only that it is silly to not try and understand what is going on and how it works.

Advice such as move the bike quickly is silly. Most of the time you don't approach the lean angle the bike is capable of. If you don't know to deliberately push the grip and instead just think to yourself "turn harder!!" you may run wide one day and it may have some terrible consequences. If you had taken the time to understand how it works, you might have a little poo stain when you are leaned over further than you are used to, but you're less likely to be in the trees.

There may be some folks that will lean the bike to its limits without having to consciously push the inside grip, but there's no one that knows to keep pushing the inside grip that will run wide before they lowside.

shaddix screwed with this post 01-14-2013 at 07:23 AM
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