some advice re: downshifting in corner entry

Randy Grein randygrein at
Thu May 12 00:03:02 PDT 2011

Almost everyone does Ernie. Corner entry is more about getting higher  
apex speed than compressing the braking chute, but there is a time to  
bang into the corner. Generally when it generates a block pass. (grin)
Randy Grein

On May 11, 2011, at 5:27 PM, E Montague server wrote:

> I go faster braking longer and softer  than I do less and harshly.
> A lot faster
> On May 11, 2011, at 4:50 PM, pattonme at wrote:
>> Also if you have to "try" to win you're doing it wrong. Winning is  
>> a side-effect of calm, repeatable, consistent execution to  
>> perfection.
>> If you're messing up corner entry trying to pull a 2G stop, toure  
>> simply riding beyond your ability. Back it off, keep both wheels  
>> down and focus on being completely at ease when executing the  
>> corner. Like keith says, you have only so many brain cycles per  
>> second.
>> Case in point. I just did a trackday at summit point main. I could  
>> make T1by braking at marker 1.5 but the "shit will I make it?" And  
>> the business of trying to shift,look and setup meant I blew it  
>> every time and generally was too slow. But when I backed off to  
>> marker 2.5 I had no qualms, I had time to get shifting done and I  
>> even got off the brakes before tip-in and had far better  
>> cornerspeed and a clean exit.
>> 2 different coaches offered unsolicited praise as to how consistent  
>> I was in bike placement and riding much more smoothly than many  
>> others.
>> Don't get me wrong, I'm still damn slow. But it was telling that I  
>> was catching guys on far faster machines by going much better thru  
>> the braking area and curves. And summit main is a HP track.
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