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Guy Procter  says:

Riding skills: Decreasing radius bends

Also known in-helmet as the shit-shit-shit-shit-shit bend, the decreasing radius corner isn’t a problem to be tackled in isolation – it’s a test of the fundamentals of your riding skills, namely looking ahead, reading the vanishing point and steering a planned line. If you get a scare from a turn that tightens up, don’t worry about making a special effort to...

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TheWookie

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TheWookie says:

I laughed my ass off at the opening line of this article....

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stevedeejay

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stevedeejay says:

Aye mate

me too...describes the feelin perfectly :lol::lol::lol:

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Andyvfr1

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Andyvfr1 says:

Scarey corners

Everyone has had a shit shit shit shit shit corner, usualy happens when you get brave and decide to take a corner you dont know fast, only to discover that round that hedge row, the corner suddenly gets alot sharper, and usualy theres a van or a  tractor on the otherside of the road to put some more poo in your pants.

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mattof

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mattof says:

Merd merd merd merd

Yes love that description. I used to love this guy in Joe Bar Team in the 80s in France. http://www.xelopolis.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/joe-bar-team-101.jpg

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kl595

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kl595 says:

subjective

I'm assuming this a one way road and not two lanes. Jeeeesus!

 

 

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Yellowninja600

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Interestingly...

... No mention of the 'lock up the brakes and hope for the best' phenomenom...

 

I've been in this situation a few times and it's more a choice of attempt to get the hell round the corner or lock up and hope your speed vanishes quicker than your stomach.

 

Although locking up the wheels and hoping for the best seems a great idea I would not recommend doing so as it will prop you upright and on a straight path just like the red line. It is something you learn with time but it IS possible to lock up, shave off those miles and then fight your body back of the brakes before dipping into the corner and making it out the other end!

 

Generally this 'issue' pops it's head up towards the end of a ride out where the body is starting to fatigue and the mind is boggled from too much action. If you find yourself loosing concentration then it's time to back off and take it easy. Best to avoid getting into the situation in the first place. It's also mentioned but worth noting, DO NOT DRIVE LIKE AN ASS ON A ROAD YOU DON'T KNOW!

 

Just relax and keep the insanity and scary corner taking for roads you do know. Don't be led astray by mates taking you down 'their roads' at break-neck speeds. If at all unsure SLOW DOWN, best making it for that midday pint a little late rather than not at all!

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