Just wondered how those of you that consistently wear out the edges of your tires first on public roads manage to do that? I get all the stuff about turning your head, looking toward the exit, keeping your eyes level with the road, steering with a quick push, trusting your tires (assuming the road surface is good) and gradually accelerating through the turn while mildly "hanging off." In fact, I practice those things on every ride, though at a pretty modest pace.
Must admit that I really don't understand "trail braking." Am I correct that carrying a little front brake as you start the turn allows the bike to turn quicker? Is this a useful technic for "intermediate" road riders such as myself? A track day is not likely in my future, so confine your advice to lightly travelled back roads.
What I REALLY DON'T GET is what you do when, leaned well over, you are confronted with a deer, boulder, stalled vehicle, etc. in your lane. Or an approaching vehicle that's using a third of your lane. In my experience, 99% of all turns are "blind." In other words, you have only a few seconds to see what is in your land - or APPROACHING in your lane.
Any rider can learn to ride fast through the twisties - and a number of them die every year when their skill level is not up to their speed. I'm inviting those of you who are not just quick but have survived your quickness for a decade or more to share your thoughts. I doubt that I am the only one who has a lot to learn.