Time to stimulate the minds of any fresh riders out there.... So, c'mon Riders - get involved...talk about this stuff and learn... There are a number of fundimental techniques that are required for safe and purposeful riding....Many of us will be coming into the better weather for the first time and start riding regularly...many stayed out of the rain over winter, and could do with some reminding... So here's a list of a few things that you need to understand fully, if you are to be in good control of your bike while cornering. (assuming you already and correctly know how to actually operate the bike in the first place) :wink: 1. Counter Steering. 2. Head Position. 3. Upper Body Position. (and where's your arsk go) 4. Arms. 5. Feet. 5. Throttle/Power. 7. Gearing 8. Braking 9. Lines 10. Turn in points. 11 Apexing. 12 Exiting. Edit - Added some more to the list Who can ellaborate on the above catagories?...What am I talking about?...what's their importance?...Is there more? Don't be shy...or get your ego in a knott....Give it a shot and speak up...the whole point of the excercise is to exchange information...it's for the good of us all if we are to be better riders. If you don't know something or would like some clarification on some aspect of cornering/riding, then feel free to speak up and ask for help about it. I may have left out something that you think is important...ok...add it to the list ...I've just created a starting point to build on. What say you!... :grin: John.