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Old 02-13-2011, 04:22 PM   #21
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OH!! so it warms up the mind not the tires. I always wondered about that.. hahaha

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Old 02-13-2011, 04:47 PM   #22
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All you're doing when you go left to right to left and so forth, is cleaning your tires of any loose gravel or whatever.
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Old 02-13-2011, 05:45 PM   #23
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I do it because it is fun and it helps me loosen up and get my mind in the right place. It helps me focus on using my thighs, relaxing my arms and practice countersteering. I also do this to scrub in new tires.

Never really occurred to me that someone behind me would think I was a fool.
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I sometimes do it for a sec. before going through some curves aggressively . I usually only do it after long straights to scrub some off the tires. They are warm by the time I get to the curves. It makes me feel better.
I agree with what the others are saying. Kinda limber up, maybe clean up the tires a bit and scuff the sides. Builds up a bit of confidence and it's fun.


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I think on big group rides it is hard and quite annoying to go fast and grab a handful of brake over and over, specially for the rest of the riders behind you.....
That's the first thing that came to my mind.
Make sure no one's behind you when you decide to brake hard.

I've been told before weaving doesn't heat up your tires though.
Good info Chris, I never knew that about acceleration and hard braking.
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Heating up your tires for street rides

I do it to avoid invisible leprechauns
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I do it to look really cool....also do it in traffic to bring attention to myself so the idiots can see me better....
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OH!! so it warms up the mind not the tires. I always wondered about that.. hahaha
Its kinda like a lion stretching before he attacks a gazelle
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I just do it for fun......
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I do that and it's not to heat the tires. It's more of a mental thing, it gives me confidence like knowing that the bike can lean and be fine. It also kinda makes me feel in control. I've read several articles that support what you say about hard acceleration and braking warming the tires. Good info.




+1 i know it doesnt warm up the tires, its just a feel thing.
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I always thought it helped heat up the tires a litlle more from the flexing caused by the quick side to side. Interesting info fo sho. I also feel like after a long straight ride it helps kinda round the tire of a little again.
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I'm surprised at the number of people who've said it helps them limber up or something similar. I'm baffled at how a few simple bar pushes stretches or limbers anything.
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I'm surprised at the number of people who've said it helps them limber up or something similar. I'm baffled at how a few simple bar pushes stretches or limbers anything.
You're pretty much still sitting in the exact same postion.
I don't think it was meant literally as in jumping jacks and stretching.


Movement of the bike on the road, adjusting lean angle, swerve, contact patch, etc.
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I think many are just using the "Limber up" thing as an excuse to justify being caught doing it..


you didnt know...own up to that..you made a mistake and it's ok.

, i've done it. I didnt know at the time.

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I think many are just using the "Limber up" thing as an excuse to justify being caught doing it..


you didnt know...own up to that..you made a mistake and it's ok.

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i agree!!!!!

pretty much its monkey see monkey do. ive seen alot of the now "racers" do it back in the day. i remember bein on my first 3090 ride. everyone started doing it....so i did too. i thought it was what you do on a back road ride. nothing wrong with it who cares. It was good info chris. at least it gets the debris off your tires.
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Tire flex is tire flex imo. Probably doesn't help near as much as accel/braking but has to help a little right??
I'm still gonna do it....
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Tire flex is tire flex imo. Probably doesn't help near as much as accel/braking but has to help a little right??
I'm still gonna do it....

The tire flexes riding bolt upright. You think that after a 20 minute trip out to the forest that weaving back and forth twice is going to add significant heat?
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