The Cornering Edit – Part 2

Speed and Braking

In this 4 part blog, I will explain all aspects of cornering, for all levels of riding. In this section – part 2, I talk about adjusting speed and braking. However, if you haven’t already, I recommend you read part 1 – Vision and Planning, before you carry on. Part 3, out tomorrow, I will cover counter steering and part 4, I will discuss linking bends together.

 

Too fast or too slow? 

A lot of bikers worry about their speed when going into a bend. Bend assessment is a real skill that requires time and understanding to perfect. However, you’re far less likely to have a problem when you ride the bend at a slower pace. This leaves some riding ability in reserve if things don’t go to plan. It might not feel as smooth as you’d like, but you’re less likely to run wide and be on the other side of the road! 

Slow in, fast out 
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