Author Archives: Archetype

Riding Drills: Ridding the Winter Rust…

Welcome to the first article of 2018 in the BrakeSteerTurn (BST© Series) “Ride safe, ride efficient.   Practice now, practice soon, practice every ride!” That is our resolute mantra here at LeanIn Cornering… Our motto of practice your “riding skills” does … Continue reading

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Crash Analysis – De Plus at Il Lombardia

LeanIn Cornering takes a look at the recent crash of pro cyclist Laurens De Plus. In the clip below you will witness the alarming crash of Laurens De Plus during the Giro di Lombardia. As a result of rider error, … Continue reading

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Riding Skills: Corner… stone

Welcome to another article in the BST© (BrakeSteerTurn) Series. In this edition, we are going to focus on very aggressive riding and racing techniques, rather than our usual tact of club, avid and casual riding techniques. If you have been … Continue reading

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Riding Skills: Group Dynamics (utilizing Situational Awareness)

LeanIn Cornering presents another article in the BST© series. One of the typical common tenets of group rides is relying on others to point out obstacles and inform riders whether the lead rider(s) are slowing or stopping. Good idea? Perhaps. … Continue reading

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Corner Entry & Exit-aka Line Building. (Richie Porte’s crash)

Every corner has an entry, an apex and most importantly…an EXIT.  The ability to get the bike slowed enough to match the corner’s radius is paramount to a good, efficient exit. (Remember, radius determines speed) Analyses Approaching a corner, a … Continue reading

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Choosing Your Tires

Originally posted on Off The Beaten Path:
We’ve experienced a profound revolution in road bikes in recent years: It used to be that to go fast, you rode narrow tires and pumped them up to the maximum pressure. If you…

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Tyre and Suspension Basics

Though the video is specifically titled, “MotoGP Basics Tyre & Front Suspension” this short tutorial is a very good dynamic explanation of both the vertical (gravity) and lateral (radial or centripetal) forces acting against tyres and wheels. These same forces … Continue reading

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