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  1. This video is very interesting (prolly partly because it goes along with my own non-scientific view 😜 but see for yourself)
  2. Thanks for purring this to my attention, s I missed it the first time!
  3. Thank you for the discussions, hope there will be more! I used a time stamped link, but apparently that did not work - sorry for that!
  4. Thank you for taking the time to explain, Mr Code! It appears clear to me that I likely use the brake as my crutch to cover for lack of other skills and/or fear, depending on the situation. I do taper it off, anything else will upset the bike, but as long as I am braking, or at least slowing, I have confidence in the front end as well as the way the bike will behave. (By maintenance throttle, I mean enough throttle to maintain the speed I have, stopping the slowing process, but not yet accelerating.) Probably of absolutely no interest, but this is me riding down a winding road with an 11% decline. No sign of quick turning or early throttle application.
  5. Trivia: Kenny Roberts Sr relied on early braking, early throttle. Barry Sheene relied on braking deep and hard, squaring off the corner. Roberts always meant Sheene's style was high risk, because it is easier to lose the front.
  6. I never learned anything about how to ride when I first took my license in 1980. We had to master tight figure 8s, turn around feet up in a "garage", stop within a certain distance, do a slow and a fast slalom set with cones, plus show we could operate safely in traffic. We were basically told to practice until we mastered everything, but hardly any advice about how to operate the bike. Personally, I used trail braking from the word go without thinking about it, or even knowing it was a term or technique; It just felt natural. Eight years ago, after joining this forum, I set about learning to set my cornering speed early, and it took me nearly two seasons to feel safe doing it. However, I still feel far more comfortable turning in on the brakes, or at least trailing throttle. Even riding slowly. As such, I would much rather brake long, even past the apex, than getting very early on the throttle. Especially around tight bends, where early throttle application tend to make me run wide.
  7. It does seem like Lawson panic and stand the bike up, but perhaps Schwantz leaned on Lawson's front wheel?
  8. Been there, done that. In 1990, I had a CB1100F, the most stable and predictable bike I have ridden. Which was an anomaly for these bikes, as they typically loved to wobble and weave dangerously. Anyway, I soon grew over-confident well above my personal ability, and going around a bend doing about 55 mph, peg and stands scraping, I gave it full throttle in 2nd gear. Unsurprisingly, the rear stepped out to more and less full lock. I shut the throttle, tire bit, suspension compressed and released, catapulting me into the air as the bike began to come back in line. I managed to hang onto the bars, fully upside-down, bike going over the center and back a few times. By shear luck, the seat was right underneath my bum when I came down, allowing me to continue unhurt. That made me do what I had been thinking about for quite some time already; sell it before I hurt somebody. Most likely me.
  9. That puts me in the spot as I am at level 0 😔
  10. If you do all, or the absolute majority of, your braking upright, would that not in most instances require some coasting off the throttle? Or can you go still go directly to maintenance throttle as you initiate, or at least finish, turning in?
  11. Very interesting observations, thanks you for sharing them 😎
  12. There is a 7th group IMHO, and that would be the determined thinkers and innovaters like Mr. Code himself and å number of great racers. They are few and far between, relatively speaking, but they are the ones bringing clarification and taking knowledge to the next level. Good for the rest of us.
  13. A totally different take on weighing the pegs
  14. The brain is not typically wired to be bothered with words like "don't" and for most will only react to "fixate". If your kid has ice cream running down the chin and you tell the kid "do not look down", the child will definitely look down. If you instead say "look up", you can wipe the chin before the kid ruin the shirt.
  15. That helped a lot for an old and slow man 👌
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