Keep Up in Corners

You're out with the local training bunch and hanging fine on the rolling hills and windy sections. But every time the group goes around a corner, you get gapped by a few feet. Then you need to ride harder to catch up. Cyclists tend to go fast out of corners. Cynics would say it's mob mentality. Some riders are fit enough to sprint away and so they do, simply to dole out some hurt. Well, that's not the only reason, or the best one. There is a benefit -- conserving momentum, which is at risk every time you come to a turn. Cornering scrubs speed. Standing and accelerating smoothly is the way to limit the loss.

at Thursday, May 01, 2008  


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