Was out riding the hills the other day, tipped in for a corner and came across a tangle of cars. Just thought I’d post this up for learners-new riders, now that the weather’s warm and the twisties are a popular spot , and that this does happen ... can happen anywhere. Was traveling back along the Spur behind a car tapping out SOS with it’s brakes – tap, tap, tap on the straight, same before a corner, middle of the corner, and just after exiting a corner. I’d decided to focus on throttle control while behind them, no brakes, pace till an opportunity presented to pass them. As it disappeared behind a corner its brake light flashed on (again) before disappearing from view. Tipped in for the corner, partially around it and saw a tangle of cars stopped further ahead, not visible from point of tipping bike in. Stand up bike, and brake. Have compiled a rough pic of the tangle below: - Green car stopped – for no apparent reason - Yellow car protruding trying to pull out behind and around green car into oncoming traffic - Blue car stopped, angled into oncoming lane. - Silver car wide in lane, stopped by protruding yellow car. As I drew to a stop, with a view to overtaking tangle in right lane, blue car took advantage of gap in oncoming traffic and swerved out to do just that, so I followed it around. A few tips I thought I’d mention: - Don’t follow cars too closely into corners. They’re notorious for braking mid corner. Give yourself space. - Stand bike up first before applying front brake. Do you yet know what your first reaction would be in similar situation? Have you had to brake in a corner yet? Have you tried it yet (somewhere safe)? - Expect and account for last minute moves – don’t assume that because the cars have stopped they’ll stay stopped and in position till you’re past them. They’ll probably be looking for a way out too. Could be any number of things that block a lane/road round a corner. How do you think you’d fare with the skills you’ve acquired to date in this type of situation? More tips? .