Re: Rotation Sensation
So, I am 1300 miles into my first bike and getting more and more adventurous all the time. Jersey is terrible at designing off and on ramps, but this is good for the two wheeled folk. Every junction of two 4+ lane roads uses ramps to get on and off, and these 'ramps' just end up being long chicanes. So, I have a relatively nice place to zip through at forty and still get some lean action.
Here is my situation. I have about an inch left on each side of the rear tire that does not show some wear, and I would ilke to scrub it before I replace it. I know, I have a couple o' thousand miles, but I'm a slow learner. As I lean farther over, there comes a point where it no longer feels like the bike is steering through the turn so much as it is rotating around itself. Part of this is that it seems like the bike is settled on both wheels, rather than sitting more on the front wheel than the rear. Is this the sensation that I should be having?
Also, at what point before a turn do you stop braking? How much time is there between when you release the brake and turn it in? When you release the brake, do you do it all at once, or do you feather it out? I find that I have brought some of my bad car habits with me, and I brake late and trail like a fiend. This isn't so bad because I am not pressing the limits of traction, but I do think that I want to go to a SchwantzSchool or something like that next year, and I don't want to be the first guy to slide off the track. When you are making right turns, at an intersection for example, what are the events and what is the timeline for you?
OK, that is probably enough questions for now. Thanks for the info.