Mastering the art of hairpin turns.

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Riding bikes in north east Victoria gives you plenty of cornering practice, up and down Tawonga Gap, Falls Creek Road, Great Alpine Road, Up and down Mt Buffalo, Granya Gap and the list continues. 

In Tasmania there are 8 hairpin turns on the road to Deloraine coming off the Great Lakes. Elephant pass and Hellyer Gorge are also fabulous riding, as is most of Tassie. A motorcyclists heaven.  

 near the French Italian border, I crossed it so many times that day I got confused as to which country I was in. 

near the French Italian border, I crossed it so many times that day I got confused as to which country I was in. 

To corner masterfully one needs to be able to multitask and at the same time do as Confucius said "When cornering on a motorcycle, think ONLY cornering on a motorcycle" 

hmm, so one needs to think about

~ choosing your line, -the traffic around you, - the road surface,- your seating position, -looking through the corner to find the apex, -position of your feet on footrests, - speed, -braking, -acceleration, and the state of your heart 

 Dades Gorge in Morocco 

Dades Gorge in Morocco 

 near Ronda in southern Spain, this road had many zig zags as it went up over the pass. 

near Ronda in southern Spain, this road had many zig zags as it went up over the pass. 

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 northern Spain, tricky road surface. 

northern Spain, tricky road surface. 

 San Bernadino Pass in Switzerland. Unreal!!!

San Bernadino Pass in Switzerland. Unreal!!!

 more of San Bernadino. 

more of San Bernadino. 

 just another Swiss road!!

just another Swiss road!!

 my GPS just after crossing into Switzerland 

my GPS just after crossing into Switzerland 

and then of course that's all on bitumen, so now think about how all that works on gravel, up hill and downhill❣️❣️

 on my way up to the hotel. 

on my way up to the hotel. 

 Hairpin bend on a walking track near Schatzalp hotel. 

Hairpin bend on a walking track near Schatzalp hotel. 

 an exotic hairpin bend, the Bernina Express scenic train does this amazing loop back under itself!! 

an exotic hairpin bend, the Bernina Express scenic train does this amazing loop back under itself!!