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John Westlake  says:

Riding skills: What is the vanishing point?

It's a technique that could revolutionise your road riding. Honestly ­it's that useful. Its based on the idea that you can tell whether a corner is going to tighten up or open up based on the movement of just one point called the vanishing point. This is where, as you look into the corner, the two sides of the road (or...

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gmangnall

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gmangnall says:

Vanishing Point

In my opinion trying to do this in the real world will have you dead or riding at 20mph. The vanishing point is a huge distraction and a very minor indicator as to where the road goes. You can normally see many other clues way before there is any significant change in the vanishing point. Trees, houses, other cars etc. A hairpin and a sweeper all look the same from 100m away. Even midcorner there are so many things happening that keeping track on where the vanishing point is, is next to impossible and is nothing but a distraction form actually looking ahead PAST the vanishing point.

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