From the "Tips and Pointers thread" I really like the link of cornering here [quote]Tips from the master - http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Fabien-Barels-videos--how-to-cornering.html [/quote]
I went out on my bike and practiced this stuff until I could do the exercise he suggests and shows on a flat surface in the last few seconds of his video. The second clip in the link on running straight sections was also very helpful as it went into more detail on fore and aft movement and the role of the ankle in creating a dynamic suspension platform. The second clip helped me understand the first clip much better.
I went out yesterday and ran the short trail that I run to gauge improvements as this trail has just about every feature. My question comes up on fore and aft movement because my instincts from skiing tell me I want to move forward when turning down hill. I also think I see this in Fabien's videos and it shows as a movement of the cm to make the bike flow into the turn.
Much of the info that I am seeing on the net suggests moving aft to go down hill. Now when I look at these suggestions the slopes in question are steep and the rider is using the front brake. The force line through the cm still seems to be centered between the wheels.
My question is; Am I interpreting this correctly in feeling the need for forward movement when doing a switchback or any turn downhill? Especially when the second half of the turn is cambered?
Second. Does anyone have any suggestions for good sources of techniques. Either books, sites or vids. It seems like a crap shoot out there looking on my own. I usually click off the vid right away if I cannot understand the kid culture language being used. It appears to me that the BMX crowd has a different language than the english spoken by boomers.
Today I hurt a little as yesterday's run was considerably faster due to my understanding of body suspension and the big increase in speed.