<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Aril, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Blackbird:
Quite a good articles, but I have two queries about stuff it said:
Regarding countersteering. I find that I use it routinely not just to get into corners, but should I want to tighten up the corner. I'm sure that everyone must do this (maybe not consciously) - just a small pressure on the inside bar to keep it in the turn - especially when on the power in the turn.
Secondly - the ball of your foot is you heel right? Going into a corner I most surely don't keep the ball of my foot on the peg. I tranfer the toe of my foot onto the peg for the inside peg of the bike. This from having had my left foot trapped between the road and the gear lever (causing a change up).
the ball of your foot is the part just after your toes (must be an american term).
yes, you do use counter-steering to add more leaan angle, which allows you to turn tighter. there's a lot of discussion on just how counter-steering works.
one school taught that you don't push with the inside hand, but pull with the outside because you have better muscle control that way (saw it on their video, didn't do that school). i ride this way myself, i noticed that i can force the bike down quicker doing it that way.
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[This message has been edited by cbrf2boy (edited August 03, 2000).]