High speed maneuvers – be ahead of yourself
February 18, 2010 at 4:59 am #24572Gary856Participant
eternal, if you read my first two posts, all I meant to talk about was “pre-position” the body. I only used the words “even hang off” to emphasize a point. Then you started with the worrying about going fast into blind corners and the scary lean angle thing, which couldn’t be farther from what I started. At this point I don’t even know how I got dragged into this “hang off” definition and track riding discussion. Again, a technique is just a technique. How fast or slow you want to ride is a separate issue.
Finally, I’m really never interested in a point by point debate on the internet. I try to keep my points and response as general as possible in an effort to clarify, and only hope everyone can extract the essence of it.February 18, 2010 at 6:24 am #24573eternal05Participant
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.
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