Cornering

Pedal Through a Criterium Corner

One of the scary things to learn to do in criterium racing is pedaling through a corner.  Here is short video about pedaling through a criterium corner.  If you have speedplays, you have to lean really far to hit your pedal.  I actually hit my shoe before I hit my pedal. Ride Hard Steve  

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Criterium Cornering

I was playing around with iMovie.  Here is a short fun little video about criterium cornering. Ride Hard Steve

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Cornering – Pedaling

You have to be able to pedal through corners to make it as a crit racer.  In the early USCF categories 3/4/5, it is not as critical but to make it as cat 1/2 racer and even as masters racers (which are mainly old pro/1/2 racers) you must be able to pedal through corners or else you [...]

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Cornering – Equipment

Cornering - Equipment Having pedals that provide for a large lean angle when pedaling around a corner is critical.  The pedal below is close to the ground but there is plenty of room. The racer below is pedaling through a corner and is most like right the edge of hitting the ground.  It is important to be [...]

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Cornering Part II – Cornering in a Pack

When you are riding by yourself, it is easy to determine when to start a turn and when to end a turn.  However, when you are in a pack when you start and end a turn is determined by the people around you.  Many times you might not be able to see the corner so your ability [...]

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Cornering – Part 1 Introduction

Cornering is a key skill that must be learned by any new criterium racers.  New crit racers are quickly shelled out the back if they don’t know how to corner.  Even if you have good fitness if you can’t corner, you will not be successful as a crit racer.  There are many other skills but being able corner is [...]

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