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Cornering - You Know You're Doing It Right When...

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I guess this raises the bar for all those people who like to show off by dragging a hand along the ground through a corner. :P

 

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But how did he get into the corner without using his hands? Must have been that "body steering" I keep hearing about... :rolleyes:

(I kid, I kid.)

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Haha, I dunno... backing it in one handed still counts for a lot.

 

I wonder what other cool cornering photos there are floating around the 'net?

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Ah yes, Ghilli Man! Honestly I would never have believed it was possible if not for that vid...

 

Makes me wonder though - how many times has he crashed (is he the type of person who just keeps pushing and pushing and crashes alot) or is he the type who thinks things through a lot more and manages to stay mostly upright?

 

Maybe he wasn't the first though:

 

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Personally I look at it and just think that his vision is compromised. :P

 

Removing hands from the 'bars is a time honoured tradition.

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There is also a picture out there of a pillion trying to get her head down... can't find it though!

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Interesting... so how much rider input is actually needed once the turn-in is complete? ;)

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Exactly! Even stunt masters like Christian Pfeiffer prove the super-natural stability of motorcycles when rider input is decisive and precise!

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b4/Chris_Pfeiffer_stunt_BMW_F800R.jpg

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Interesting... so how much rider input is actually needed once the turn-in is complete? ;)

 

hmm... none on the handlebars? (throttle is another thing, smooth roll on baby)

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Haha - I probably shouldn't laugh though, poor #77 just had an expensive moment. :o But it does look funny and is it just me or does he seem not the slightest bit surprised about his current situation? :P

 

ktk_ace, even throttle depends on the desired outcome... for example I often ride certain types of corners with no handlebar input, no throttle input either. ;) (Remember this is about the actual cornering part, not the corner exit.)

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Haha - I probably shouldn't laugh though, poor #77 just had an expensive moment. :o But it does look funny and is it just me or does he seem not the slightest bit surprised about his current situation? :P

 

 

 

Considering the fact that #77 is Michael Schumacher he is probably thinking to himself, I should have stuck to Formula 1! :)

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Oh poor Michael. I am very upset about his current predicament. It is a funny picture though, and his racing experience explains the "ho-hum" expression on his face. Panic management...

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Oh poor Michael. I am very upset about his current predicament. It is a funny picture though, and his racing experience explains the "ho-hum" expression on his face. Panic management...

 

Current predicament? I haven't watched a race for sometime now... Last I knew he retired, then heard a rumor he was coming back, so whats happened since?

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Ouch! Apologies to anyone who thinks me posting that picture is a little insensitive, I honestly didn't know about that.

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I thought it might have been Schumi after I posted that reply. Don't worry Darth Peachy, his coma-related accident wasn't motorsport related. I keep forgetting about it until someone reminds me, you always expect a motorsport star like him to be hurt on the track if anywhere!

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