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Feb. 16, 2016, 11:17 p.m. -  jon bond

#!markdown 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 - no cheating!).

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