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Turning wide - October 8, 2007, 07:32 PM

I have found that I keep going wide when turning at intersections and such. I have tried making the turns earlier but it doesn't seem to help. I'm not so wide that i am in on-going traffic or anything like that.
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October 8, 2007, 07:42 PM

look farther into the turn and let your inside knee hang out
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October 8, 2007, 07:47 PM

It could be that you are starting your turn to close to the corner and running wide. Try starting further out in your lane and then crossing the corner tighter. Crappy illustration coming...


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October 8, 2007, 08:27 PM

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It could be that you are starting your turn to close to the corner and running wide. Try starting further out in your lane and then crossing the corner tighter. Crappy illustration coming...
+ think about practicing up in a parking lot
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October 8, 2007, 08:36 PM

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look farther into the turn
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If you physically turn your entire head, as opposed to just looking with your eyes, you'll go where you look. If you look at the outside of the turn, you'll go wide.


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October 8, 2007, 08:56 PM

Turn later rather than earlier. Use bar input to get the bike leaned more quickly. Turn your head. Donít stick your knee out.


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Thanks for the advice. I'll definately do some practice after work.
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hang your ass off the seat to the inside corner and look through the turn.
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Push harder on the bar. Unless you are doing 50 through a turn you can always lean more. Just push where you want to go and look it through.


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October 15, 2007, 08:36 AM

I'm going to guess you're talking about low speed turns, like sharp rights and u-turns. I had a problem with U-turns when I first started riding... I always ran them wide, and could barely do a U-turn at all on a single lane road.

I imagine it just takes experience, but eventually I figured out that I could pull really quick tight U-turns by leaning the bike in the direction of the turn - while my body is still pretty much upright (like counter lean).

Some of the experts here might say I'm doing something wrong, but hey, it works for me and I can pull a damn tight U-turn now without putt putt putting through it.

Then again, you're getting advice to hang off the bike and get a knee out to turn in an intersection here, so I can't imagine my advice is any worse.


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hang your ass off the seat to the inside corner and look through the turn.
I would laugh if I saw a rider doing that around intersection turns.
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October 15, 2007, 04:40 PM

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hang your ass off the seat to the inside corner and look through the turn.
Great idea at 10mph. Right up there with hanging your knee out.
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Eyes on the prize pretty much gets it done. Also don't be afraid to trailbrake with the rear brake. Be gentle with it. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to put on my...
Some of the best advice here.
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