dcougar2u Posted January 14, 2010 Report Share Posted January 14, 2010 I ride the same road (Ortega Hwy) every weekend. The last couple weeks, I've been getting the feeling that my front end is slipping a little bit and have had a couple of wide exits. My tires (Michelin Power Ones) seem to have sufficient tread front and rear and I am disciplined about checking the pressure. I tried letting a pound out of the front but the feeling is still there. I am having new tires installed (same type) because I have lost confidence in these. I discussed the feeling with a faster rider, who told me to wait just a little longer before I get back on the throttle. He explained that I need to keep the front end loaded up to the apex by staying off the throttle and, only upon reaching the apex, get back on the throttle. I've take Levels 1-3 and read TOFW more times than I can remember (honestly, I use it as the "gospel"). I must admit that I've been experimenting with "earlier" (and a little tighter) entry points that allow me to get on the throttle a little bit before the apex, where I used to go "deeper" and quick turn, which caused me to get back on the throttle about at the apex. Could I be unloading the front too soon? I haven't tried the new tires yet (must wait for the weekend). I'd appreciate anyone's thoughts on this. My faster friend's logic makes sense to me but I remember Keith saying "no one ever loses the front end by getting on the throttle" (admittedly an oversimplification of what Keith really means). Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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