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Had a minor heart attack

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Om my way home this afternoon, I almost had a non r heart attack and a seizure at the same time.

I felt like riding and took the loooong way home. I am pretty comfortable with the road and I know all the corners like the back of my hand. So... I just starting to slow down to take this one corner (almost a hairpin bend) and went in a bit hot. As I am leaned over, I start to realise I am starting to go into the opposite lane. There wasn't any cars coming, but being a hairpin, you can't really see if there's one approaching. I gave it everything I had left and leaned like I have never leaned before (I have about 3mm left on my tires, so it can still lean a bit), then something completely unexpected happened...
I SCRAPED MY PEG!!!!! I know that this is something that some of you do on a regular basis, but this was my first time and it was unexpected.

Now let me tell you something: it was f**king terrifying. My first though was "o my god, i'm going down" then that screech and vibrations through the pegs almost made me jump off the bike. I managed to keep my cool (I have no idea how... Mind = blown) and I pulled over on the straight after the corner to calm my nerves.

If you haven't leaned that far yet, be prepared. It will be the most terrifying and exhilarating thing you have ever done!!!

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just for fun or as part of conscious skills training
try cutting an L shape fm a plastic ice cream container [etc]
tape it to your footpegs, adding an inch or so as you like,
then ride thru familiar corners, roundabouts etc..

obviously you now hve a longer more forgiving feeler..
ride with your mind on the corner and good balance etc, etc,
as you would normally, not overly distracted by the plastic feeler,,
just another way to ease into finding your and the bikes
contact points and lean angles etc..

instead of going into the unknown, your brain will know that
you have already been there before, thus no unwanted tension
from potential fear responses from the unknown [plus danger!]..

even if you only take the plastic close to your footpegs,
or from wherever you start, it still gives your brain
something to go by and to learn from..
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