You’re not being attacked. Moreover, the thread wasn’t sidetracked at all. You wanted a discussion about thinking ahead and preparing for turns, introduced some suggested techniques, and got discussion in return. Believe it or not, when I nitpick you for stuff, it’s not me trying to be a douche. It’s that, much like you said yourself, I don’t want our site pushing “beginner advice” that isn’t for beginners, and that leaves out crucial details. A technique is not just a technique. Applied incorrectly or in the wrong context its a mistake, and not a technique. If you re-read my posts, you’ll find that all I’m trying to bring about is greater understanding of the trade-offs involved. Feel free to disagree all you want, but let’s not make this a fight.
My worrying about going too fast and “the scary lean angle thing” came about because your original posts implied to me a view of the street that I felt was unsafe. For instance, you said “It takes time to build up the confidence to lean hard into a scary corner.” I took this to be an indication of over-riding, as if a corner was scary, I’d slow down and not “lean hard.” You then said I read you wrong, and I didn’t bring it up again. End of story.
Seriously. Not tryin’ to be a dick.