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post #1 of 52 Old 08-31-2019, 04:41 PM Thread Starter
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How & Why Delayed Apexes Work for Cornering

I certainly assume I'm not the only one who "practices" and strives to become better every time I ride my bike. While I've yet to make it to a training class, I watch a lot of videos, like this one, to constantly improve my skills. Arrogant as this may sound, I believe a lot of this happens pretty easily, for me, as it's intuitive. I do, however, know my limits and ride within them. Anyway, I thought this was a particularly good video and, therefore, worth sharing.




I thought I'd post these additional videos, by Dave, at Canyon Chasers, as I think they're just as good as the one, above.
Holy crap, notice the front tire at 4:45 in the second video! I also like his comparison to jazz. I've said, for years, that I like syncopation in music and the roads I ride on my bike -- I like to be surprised with what's coming next. Oh, and at 10:21 into the second video, am I the only one who, immediately, thought of the Metzler Z1s?

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Thanks for sharing the video. I also go into each ride with the intention of "riding well". At times during a ride when I don't handle a turn as well as I'd like, I know it (call myself names in my helmet ) and am making adjustments.

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I watch this guy a lot; I agree with almost everything he says.
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That long curve cut through the sandstone that he does visuals on in the video is hwy 12 in southern Utah. Its between Boulder and Escalante. That section of the road also features the famous "hogbacks" its interesting country for sure.
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Very good video. Of course I cheat when I ride on twisty roads. I have my GPS going all the time so there's no surprises on how tight the up coming corners are and I prepare for them accordingly.
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Great video, Thanks for sharing....
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Just a heads up that I've posted a couple of more videos by Canyon Chasers that, I think, are as good as the one about waiting for the apex.

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Thanks for the videos Vandaldog - great lessons for those of us who are lacking in riding skills, myself included. Iím now subscribed to Canyon Chasers videos. By the way, I donít consider myself a ďcanyon riderĒ but the long and winding road is appealing mainly because itís the most enjoyable way to get from A to B. Definitely good skills for dealing with those roads.

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I've always thought of myself as a SO SO rider. The sport riders give me a workout. That was a good explanation of the apex. I never knew what part of the turn it really meant. I'll be paying more attention.
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