Suggestions for cornering on the road?
Any suggestions for faster and safer cornering for road (asphalt)? Although, with an increase in speed, of course, the safety factor declines. Also, would tire pressure affect cornering as well? For example, would one be able to corner faster and safer at 100psi instead of 120psi? Particularly, would the lower pressure allow the tire to flex more, and therefore stick more of its tread on the pavement?
The psychological factor is an obstacle for me as well, because few years ago, when I just started getting back into cycling after a 20-year hiatus, I fractured my left elbow into three pieces and broke my left hip, which were not from cornering; however, the fall has affected my confidence in the techniques for riding faster. Intellectually, I know the cornering techniques. 20 years ago I was even able to push the bike more to the ground, put massive pressure on the opposite pedal and keep my upper body more upright (or leaning less than the bike). I seem to have lost my edge due to age and I hope to race again, but of course this will not happen unless I get some decent bike handling skills back.