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    Tips for Your First Criterium

    Hey guys. I wrote a post recently on some tips for riders looking to race their first criterium.

    Here's the article: http://bit.ly/1euQfiD

    Does anyone else have some first time criterium tips?

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    Cornering

    • High-Low-High. Enter each turn high and then move low to hit the apex of the turn before exiting the turn high again. This will help you carry speed through the turn


    Not only will you carry speed through your turn but you will plow into those around you and cause lots of epic wrecks. Please just hold your line when cornering

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    Quote Originally Posted by thechemist View Post
    Cornering

    • High-Low-High. Enter each turn high and then move low to hit the apex of the turn before exiting the turn high again. This will help you carry speed through the turn


    Not only will you carry speed through your turn but you will plow into those around you and cause lots of epic wrecks. Please just hold your line when cornering
    Yes. If you are off the front or off the back, you may choose your optimal line. Otherwise, follow the wheel in front and hold your line.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thechemist View Post
    Cornering

    • High-Low-High. Enter each turn high and then move low to hit the apex of the turn before exiting the turn high again. This will help you carry speed through the turn


    Not only will you carry speed through your turn but you will plow into those around you and cause lots of epic wrecks. Please just hold your line when cornering
    So follow the tips in the link?

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    • High-Low-High. Enter each turn high and then move low to hit the apex of the turn before exiting the turn high again. This will help you carry speed through the turn.
    • Hold Your Line. This may take some practice but it is very important to hold your line through a turn to avoid moving into the path of other riders.



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    Quote Originally Posted by canam73 View Post
    So follow the tips in the link?

    Cornering


    • High-Low-High. Enter each turn high and then move low to hit the apex of the turn before exiting the turn high again. This will help you carry speed through the turn.
    • Hold Your Line. This may take some practice but it is very important to hold your line through a turn to avoid moving into the path of other riders.


    I admit I am being a bit nitpicky and glossed over it however I do think it should be worded differently. I find it misleading the way it is written

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    Quote Originally Posted by thechemist View Post
    I admit I am being a bit nitpicky and glossed over it however I do think it should be worded differently. I find it misleading the way it is written
    I agree. At the very least he should have had Hold Your Line first, and probably put the HiLo pretty far down the list.

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    Look Before You Move. You can quickly and easily look under your arm to the right or left for other riders. This should become instinct when you’re thinking about moving forward in the pack and help you avoid collisions. You're not the only person on the course, so don't ride like you are.

    Just be aware.

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