Learning To Corner

by Barbie
(Penticton, BC Canada)

I waa helping a friend to learn to ride. She was afraid of the corners, (we all were I suspect).
I took her to a school parking lot on my bike (2003 Shadow Sprit) She got off and I told her to watch me for a second. I directed her to stand behind the bike as I road through the lot. I then began to "corner" as in swerving back and forth, S like this "S" She learned by watching as I exaggerated, for the purpose of learning.
She had been getting very confused on which way to lean. As she was told to lean the opposite of the corner. HUH? She watch as well as I rode back. She got on the bike to try it again and she copied exactley what I had done. She told me that watching from the back and front was just what she needed to get the idea of leaning
She is now a very good rider, and not afraid of the corners.
I hope this helps some of you and it will be much easier for the begining rider.

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Nov 09, 2011
Learning To Corner
by: Anonymous

Hi Katie, Do you have the link to the You Tube Vid that you seen?

Nov 06, 2011
by: Katie

I agree corners can be intimidating. I don't think I really got counter steering though I think we all naturally do it until I watched an amazing video on utube with someone explaining and demonstrating it while riding and I thought WOW. I went out on my own and tried it out and it worked! Now corners are not near as intimidating and I have ridden some great places and done well. I know it is all practice and getting comfortable.

Getting used to the bike leaning in and not toppling is weird and so cool


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