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    cornering on wet bricks, for the win

    See video, ffwd to 5:15. Consider yourself chicked.

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    Surprised Vos didn't win, for once!
    pro-meter: lol

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    What did i just watch? I don't get it.

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    they turned!

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    good lord- that's equal parts confidence and amazing handling, first time through I thought for sure she was going to lose it
    Quote Originally Posted by shovelhd View Post
    If it comes down to a field sprint, you probably won't win, so don't let it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gerundium View Post
    What did i just watch? I don't get it.
    Of course you don't being from The Netherlands.

    Here in America, people panic when there is any moisture on the roads, and if the road is made from any other surface besides concrete or asphalt (example: bricks).

    Therefore, to an American bike racing audience, the thought of taking a turn at significant speed on wet bricks is very similar to the thought of jumping out of an airplane with no parachute.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Creakyknees View Post
    Here in America, people panic when there is any moisture on the roads, and if the road is made from any other surface besides concrete or asphalt (example: bricks).

    Therefore, to an American bike racing audience, the thought of taking a turn at significant speed on wet bricks is very similar to the thought of jumping out of an airplane with no parachute.
    easy there-
    My last addresses have been Denmark and Seattle... pretty sure that there's an entire corner of the USA that is pretty used to cornering on wet surfaces (there are some crits up here that have brick courses w/ metal manhole covers on downhill corners- and we seem to do them pretty well every spring)

    The body control in that outside line is pretty impressive- she set up for it well and held it *just* so.
    Also, they aren't using 120psi in those wheels. It can be done, especially by professionals- but that doesn't make it less impressive to people, some of whom do it pretty frequently.
    Quote Originally Posted by shovelhd View Post
    If it comes down to a field sprint, you probably won't win, so don't let it.

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