warthog1984 Posted July 8, 2012 Report Share Posted July 8, 2012 What is the best way to "save" a blown corner? I've read TOTW2 and am gradually working through it while riding (mostly around the Mulholland area). Most of the time I'll do OK, sometimes I'll do very good. Occasionally, I'll miss and apex too soon, mostly on slight hills in tighter corners. What I usually end up in is: 1) Line running wide (natural end ~5ft outside the lane) 2) Modest lean angle left "in reserve" ( some cornering clearance to the kickstand , probably near the limit for the tires & Gs I have available without falling over) 3) Rock wall on the outside edge of the lane 4) 3-6s reaction time available before I go "out" 5) throttle rolling on 6) bike balanced front/back What is the best way to handle this? I don't feel comfortable rolling on the throttle much more, and I don't want to hit the wall. Currently what I'm doing is focusing on the exit of the turn where I want to go, breathing & loosening up, standing the bike up enough to gain more traction, scrubbing speed with both brakes, then leaning back down while trying to keep the line tight. Is there a better way to handle this? I don't mind scrapping the kickstand as long as it doesn't throw the bike out of control. Thanks! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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