RoadBikeReview.com's Forum Archives - Racing


Archive Home >> Racing(1 2 3 )


World's worst at cornering(3 posts)

World's worst at corneringAndy
Aug 22, 2002 11:17 AM
I must be the world's worst cyclist when it comes to cornering. I am REALLY new to racing and I can't corner like the seasoned riders. They take those corners really tight and I end up taking a wide line and have to play catch up every time. Is there a book with pictures that shows you the proper technique?
re: World's worst at corneringbisiklet
Aug 22, 2002 11:37 AM
Arnie Baker, Smart Cycling.. Not to worry..All of us have been there.
Try to ride with people have more experience than you do.
You will be ok.

Cheers

.bisiklet.
Must ride out of comfort zone, if you want to win.Canidraftyou
Aug 22, 2002 6:15 PM
I train on cornering when I work on form sprints in neighbor hoods, so that I can hit true 90 deg. turns. For me learning cornering was not so much about technique, for gravity and momentum puts you and the bike in the right position (PHYSICS 101). Its the confedence in your bike, fellow riders, racers and most of all your "tires". Until you learn the breaking point at which your tires start to slide you'll never really know what you can do on your bike ref. to turning. The apex only plays as a factor if your the lead rider. I very rarely hit a true apex. Most of all, learn to hold your line in the turn. Meaning dont carry to much momentum so that your hitting the turn early but forced outside on the back side of the turn, this would only cause wrecks and alot of people will shy away from you.

Pratice baby!!!

Peace.