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Old 05-24-2012, 12:24 PM   #1
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So maybe ill get ripped open for this but ive noticed i go a lot slower around corners while going downhill?? is this normal, im not new at riding but also wouldnt say im fast, Any tricks tips?

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Old 05-24-2012, 12:27 PM   #2
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Normal for me...

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Old 05-24-2012, 12:28 PM   #3
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Drop a gear and use that engine grip and look lean believe!

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Old 05-24-2012, 12:28 PM   #4
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It's just a matter of feel. Most newer riders - and it seems like you are not - have a problem with them and it's mainly that you don't encounter a lot of them.

A tip that you already know is, look where you are going, maintenance throttle, and relax.

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Old 05-24-2012, 12:30 PM   #5
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Right or wrong, I'm always afraid of overloading the front tire. I typically try and keep my weight a little further back on the bike as I go around.

I don't like them either. For whatever reason, I'd rather go uphill.

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Old 05-24-2012, 12:51 PM   #6
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Just add more gas. Gotta get that weight transfer to the proper 40/60 front/rear. It's a little unnatural feeling at first but once you understand what you are doing it gets easier and easier.

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Old 05-24-2012, 12:59 PM   #7
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Have to have a slight dip, then crash in 6.5 miles

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Old 05-24-2012, 01:08 PM   #8
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So maybe ill get ripped open for this but ive noticed i go a lot slower around corners while going downhill?? is this normal, im not new at riding but also wouldnt say im fast, Any tricks tips?
It's simple physics, and it's normal.

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Old 05-24-2012, 01:14 PM   #9
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Ride how you are comfortable, don't try and outthink yourself.

Confidence is key in my opinion.

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Old 05-24-2012, 01:31 PM   #10
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Go do a track day at PR and practice T3. When you get it right you'll be still on the front brake with your knee on the ground.

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Old 05-24-2012, 01:34 PM   #11
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Ride how you are comfortable, don't try and outthink yourself.

Confidence is key in my opinion.

i think your right about that

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Old 05-24-2012, 01:36 PM   #12
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Go do a track day at PR and practice T3. When you get it right you'll be still on the front brake with your knee on the ground.
I'm getting more comfortable in T-3, it's the drop at T-Hill or The Ridge that still get me... Fun, but hard for me to really be on the gas...

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Old 05-24-2012, 01:43 PM   #13
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You can't be on the gas in a decreasing radius, downhill turn.

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Old 05-24-2012, 01:55 PM   #14
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Go do a track day at PR and practice T3. When you get it right you'll be still on the front brake with your knee on the ground.
Think I'm still a leeeetle ways from getting it right.

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Old 05-24-2012, 01:59 PM   #15
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Just add more gas. Gotta get that weight transfer to the proper 40/60 front/rear. It's a little unnatural feeling at first but once you understand what you are doing it gets easier and easier.
What about...

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You can't be on the gas in a decreasing radius, downhill turn.

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Old 05-24-2012, 02:15 PM   #16
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You can't be on the gas in a decreasing radius, downhill turn.
Oh, then I guess I'm doing it right..... :D

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Old 05-24-2012, 02:15 PM   #17
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Anyone that rips you up or belittles you for bringing this up needs to put down the technique books and go put some miles behind them.
I am slower and more cautious downhill too, especially if I am thinking about it.
Going uphill is like having a spoiler pushing down on you. A little extra grip. Super confidence inspiring.
Downhill feels just the opposite.

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Old 05-24-2012, 02:29 PM   #18
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Going uphill is like having a spoiler pushing down on you. A little extra grip. Super confidence inspiring.
Not T3 at the Ridge! It is uphill, but is flattening off just as you tip in, which un-weights the bike and can start slides. A lot of people found this out last Friday!

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Old 05-24-2012, 02:39 PM   #19
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Not T3 at the Ridge! It is uphill, but is flattening off just as you tip in, which un-weights the bike and can start slides. A lot of people found this out last Friday!
Yeesh!
Bummer about the crashes.
No injuries I hope.

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Old 05-24-2012, 02:52 PM   #20
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Downhill right handers are the absolute worst corners for me. I don't think anyone will rip you for saying that downhill is more of a challenge, because I think it's true for most everyone. I just trust my bike, look where I want to go, and relax. Try concentrating on your breathing maybe? I've found that helps me relax when things are starting to get sketchy.

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