Did everyone have a go at practicing your mid-corner braking this summer as I suggested?...mmm...crickets... Well anyway, with winter upon us, it's a good time to stop it. If you get messed up over winter because you didn't practice it in summer, then hope that you don't need it. If you did, whether you perfected it or not, you should still be fairly aware of how your bike is going to react, which gives you a huge advantage. I started this thread to remind the two of you (were there more!?), that winter means cold tyres, cold road surfaces, possibly wet, moist, or mossy sections of corners...all things not conducive to any reliable grip. Time to put that tool back in the toolbox and leave it there. It's time to slow down, set up early, and if something does happen mid corner, use countersteering to dive into your escape route, to avoid the cow, car, bits of tree down, and your closed throttle to get you through. Of course, I know you've all been practicing your mid-corner quick direction changes ( line adjustments) as well, and that's a good thing when braking mid corner is too risky for the next 5-6 months. Fair warning. Oh btw... You cannot completely disregard having to use the brakes mid corner, I am just saying that wintertime is not the place for it, unless the road happens to be dry and you assume your tyres are not up to temps and therefore grip will be less than you might expect. You'd be pretty dumb to assume that you won't ever have to brake mid corner, but by setting up early, slowing down more to suit conditions and being ahead of the bike, you'll be able to avoid it as much as possible.