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Old 11-06-2012, 03:34 PM   #11 (permalink)
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just hang off the seat a bit and move your head out to look over the mirror when cornering and youll get much more speed through a corner because the bike sits up more .
Very good advice.
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:04 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Pretty used to it at this point. Rode the Tail of the Dragon summer before last (318 curves in 11 miles) and got past the anxiety after the first dozen or so touchdowns I have gotten into the habit of hanging my heel out a bit so it touches first to let me know when the pegs are about to scrape, seems to take the edge off knowing that it is about to happen...
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:07 AM   #13 (permalink)
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.. I have gotten into the habit of hanging my heel out a bit so it touches first to let me know when the pegs are about to scrape, seems to take the edge off knowing that it is about to happen...
Probably the best advice ...
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Old 11-07-2012, 11:52 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Yeah... I was using this technique (heels first) on the Gap as well... really handy to know before it actually happens.
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:17 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Yeah... I was using this technique (heels first) on the Gap as well... really handy to know before it actually happens.
What does rubbing your heel accomplish? (Other than wearing down your heel). That's what the studs are on the bottom of the pegs for ... to warn you you're over-reaching.

Wear 'em down and replace 'em.
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Old 11-08-2012, 11:19 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Yeah touching the heel tends to lift your boot off the peg when your hard into the corner, and that is a very interesting experience the first time
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:14 AM   #17 (permalink)
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What does rubbing your heel accomplish? (Other than wearing down your heel). That's what the studs are on the bottom of the pegs for ... to warn you you're over-reaching.

Wear 'em down and replace 'em.
I have to agree with the BigGuy on this. Although the 'safety' of the pegs touching the ground was enough to restart my heart again... Just the thought of my foot touching the ground shuts my heart to a sudden stop!!
I think more for me on this topic, is how often all you guys are scraping the pegs. I think I may have to lift my game a bit, take a scoop of cement to harden up a little and the 'sparkles run free!'.
Thanks for your input people.


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Old 11-09-2012, 01:56 PM   #18 (permalink)
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You hang your heal so you are aware that you about to scrape and it donst scare the pants off you . If you dont do it fine dont but for those that are a bit aprehensive about scraping it is an ideal way to get confident and much safer as you feel more in control.

I would have thought a small amount of rubber is preferable to flinching in a corner and standing the bike up into oncoming traffic personaly but hey thats just me.
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You hang your heal so you are aware that you about to scrape and it donst scare the pants off you . If you dont do it fine dont but for those that are a bit aprehensive about scraping it is an ideal way to get confident and much safer as you feel more in control.

I would have thought a small amount of rubber is preferable to flinching in a corner and standing the bike up into oncoming traffic personaly but hey thats just me.
Ditto...well said
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Old 11-12-2012, 05:19 AM   #20 (permalink)
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You hang your heal so you are aware that you about to scrape and it donst scare the pants off you . If you dont do it fine dont but for those that are a bit aprehensive about scraping it is an ideal way to get confident and much safer as you feel more in control.

I would have thought a small amount of rubber is preferable to flinching in a corner and standing the bike up into oncoming traffic personaly but hey thats just me.
Yep, thats my practice also
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