100 Points of Grip

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bryan.welsh
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100 Points of Grip

Post by bryan.welsh » Sun May 24, 2020 1:08 pm

Happy Bank Holiday Sunday everyone

If you're heading out on your bike, take it easy as there's likely to be a lot of road users intent on taking in the views and not concentrating on the road.

You may have seen this video before called 100 Points of Grip (I thought I might have posted it before but can't see it). It's a good lesson in how to, what I'd call massage your bike, to do what you want it to do in corners, ie be gentle and progressive with your actions. The presenters delivery is quite fast, so it takes a few seconds to dial into him, but it's worth it. He also does podcasts and Peter Hawkes has given me a link, which I'll post in a few days.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fy1AIAc76Qo

So, enjoy and hopefully we can learn some more - never stop learning !!!

Cheers, Bryan

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Re: 100 Points of Grip

Post by robert.weeks » Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:29 pm

Thanks for posting these so far Bryan, I've been diligently working my way through. Some of the stuff I've seen/read before but at least it has been a good refresher and occasionally the resulting suggested YouTube videos have been useful too. If you think that's fast on this subject though, try this presentation here :lol:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSdo2PylE2M

A good exercise you can do with a bicycle to prove this in your head is a similar principle. Lean your bicycle over at a sharp angle and hit the saddle (not even very hard). It'll skip along the ground.

Now reach down and plant your hand on the pedal and start to lean the bike... and you. You can go into a full plank if you have the gumption, shoving the majority of your weight through the tyres via the pedal (which on my road bike has a contact patch of mere millimetres). And it will hold as long as you follow the same principle here of loading the tyre.

Just to cheer everyone up on a Friday, I nipped outside and got one of my kids to take a few pics of me demonstrating.... I can actually get lower usually, but ironically I was losing faith in the traction ability of my slippers :lol: I'm driving my weight sideways here in parallel to the ground, not downwards - enjoy! :D
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Re: 100 Points of Grip

Post by bryan.welsh » Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:58 pm

went straight to the pictures and wondered what was happening - then I read the words !!!!

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Re: 100 Points of Grip

Post by robert.weeks » Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:59 pm

I await for the pictures to be misused in a caption competition :D

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Re: 100 Points of Grip

Post by bob.smith » Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:27 pm

Clearly this must be a fake photo as there is no engine and one couldn’t cycle fast enough at that lean angle to get the forces balanced without falling into the corner.

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