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A lot of this has to do with your hip angles. The rearward foot, with an
extended leg (as you're angling the bike more than your body, that top leg
gets longer - also, the pedal drops a bit). To compensate for this as you fold
into the turn, you tend to hinge at the hips a bit - which leads to a sitting
motion. Stand up and try it out - put one foot forward, then supporting
yourself on a wall or your desk, move your hips and arms like you're leaning
the bike over and cornering.
You'll find that as your hips hinge, you tend to "sit" more with the forward
leg as you bend your knees. This rotates the hips into the turn, which tends
to give you a nice, powerful, weight-on-the-outside-foot turn. You can
exaggerate this by getting into a riding stance (standing on the ground) then
trying to rotate your hips and torso. You'll find it's much easier to
corkscrew towards that forward foot (assuming your feet stay pointed forward -
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