Originally Posted by TheWall
Watch the video again, and notice the difference in turn radius with the bike perpendicular to the ground and with the bike leaning into the turn. You *CANNOT* get a max performance turn without leaning the bike into the turn (which explains why you will often see the really good riders counter-balancing, but don't see the really good riders dragging their knees in the tight corners very often).
ahhh, ok, he's demonstrating lean angle for faster turns. got it.
still, why not just ride the bike at different speeds ? it will show the angle wether you're pushing it with a pumpkin or actually riding the bike. and it's easier :)