Monday, September 26, 2011
Bike Handling Skills - Primer
Racing in the rain is a serious business.
Tapping on the brakes when you come into a corner at speed is the essence of STUPIDITY! During a recent early morning race in New York City over a wet and slick surface, clowns on bikes bombed into corners on a downhill, hit the white painted line and watched their front wheel wobble horribly as they went flying off the bike into the kerb or across the oncoming field of racers.
BASIC COMMON SENSE BIKE FACTS:
PSI in the rain needs to be adjusted - downward!
No brake tapping - COMMON SENSE!
Carbon Wheels = Cork Brake Blocks/Pads.
It's amazing to me just how many clowns wheels SCREECH when they pull their brakes, again COMMON SENSE.
Of course many TT bikers can't control their super-duper carbon souped up bikes when CORNERING.
TT-ers can't corner that well.
That's enough bike talk for today!