When cornering your outside foot should be

forward, with pedals level
6
15%
back, with pedals level
1
2%
at the bottom of the pedal stroke
19
46%
you should ride with your favorite foot forward no matter which way the corner is going
3
7%
depends on what sort of corner it is
12
29%
 
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Re: Cornering Question

Postby danose on Fri 6/Mar/09 3:02pm

istepinyards wrote:I use the Danose technique of coming to a complete stop, unclipping then planting the inside foot on the ground.
Once this is done rotate the bike around foot before proceeding down the hill.
Seems to work well :thumbsup:


I was about to suggest a pole option of "both feet safely on the ground, walking the bike around the corner"

actually to fully describe my spectrum of skills it'd also need "both feet (and bike) above head, nose cutting furrow thru corner" :blush:
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Re: Cornering Question

Postby RussS on Fri 6/Mar/09 3:05pm

Outside pedal down. It is not a preference, but is a fact that when the outside pedal is down the weight distribution on the tyre gives better traction.

This I know because I was told by a tyre engineer. Plus when I was an instructor at a motocross school many eons ago we actually spent a lot of time studying this and did a videotape analysis ... well, OK - it was Super8 film back then :blush:
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Re: Cornering Question

Postby danose on Fri 6/Mar/09 3:10pm

RussS wrote:This I know because I was told by a tyre engineer. Plus when I was an instructor at a motocross school many eons ago we actually spent a lot of time studying this and did a videotape analysis ... well, OK - it was Super8 film back then :blush:


it must have been a long time ago if your MX bike had pedals! :crazy:
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Re: Cornering Question

Postby Henry Dorset Case on Fri 6/Mar/09 3:15pm

danose wrote:
RussS wrote:This I know because I was told by a tyre engineer. Plus when I was an instructor at a motocross school many eons ago we actually spent a lot of time studying this and did a videotape analysis ... well, OK - it was Super8 film back then :blush:


it must have been a long time ago if your MX bike had pedals! :crazy:


PWND!!!!
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Re: Cornering Question

Postby danose on Fri 6/Mar/09 3:17pm

Henry Dorset Case wrote:
danose wrote:
RussS wrote:This I know because I was told by a tyre engineer. Plus when I was an instructor at a motocross school many eons ago we actually spent a lot of time studying this and did a videotape analysis ... well, OK - it was Super8 film back then :blush:


it must have been a long time ago if your MX bike had pedals! :crazy:


PWND!!!!


Solex MXing? :D :satan:
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Re: Cornering Question

Postby RussS on Fri 6/Mar/09 3:19pm

Image

Yamaha BMX :p
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Re: Cornering Question

Postby Henry Dorset Case on Fri 6/Mar/09 3:24pm

bugger that, how cool is the freakin' sidecar????!??!?!!?

and the one with the cantilever seat??!??!

WANT!
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Re: Cornering Question

Postby Henry Dorset Case on Fri 6/Mar/09 3:28pm

a google search has revealed many interesting iterations of same.

WANT ALL!

I have the bike part of this hanging in my garage (basicallY)
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Re: Cornering Question

Postby dented on Fri 6/Mar/09 4:27pm

Henry Dorset Case wrote:a google search has revealed many interesting iterations of same.

WANT ALL!

I have the bike part of this hanging in my garage (basicallY)

Now that is cool.
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Re: Cornering Question

Postby Henry Dorset Case on Fri 6/Mar/09 5:33pm

check out the site
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Re: Cornering Question

Postby Paul_Bags on Wed 8/Apr/09 10:20pm

According to the LTSA, your not allowed to have a sidecar on your bicycle :(. Makes sense I guess. Was going to look up the law, but http://www.legislation.govt.nz appears to be down :crazy:.
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Re: Cornering Question

Postby ThingOne on Thu 9/Apr/09 8:02am

Paul_Bags wrote:According to the LTSA, your not allowed to have a sidecar on your bicycle :(. Makes sense I guess. Was going to look up the law, but http://www.legislation.govt.nz appears to be down :crazy:.



Isnt it just a tricycle?
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