Ok - sorry if I took something the wrong way here. It really looked like some of you guys saw my question of the bike wiggling on me and telling me I should quit riding and pick up drag racing. As a personal note - being a race car driver - I don't like drag racing. It requires very little talent and I hate just about everything about it.
I've been thinking alot about my situation. It actually happened exactly the same way in the exact same corner 3 times that day.
Reading a bit more online - I think the correct term for what happened to me is "front end tuck".
Seen at this photo I found on a google search:
I had the exact same thing happen to me.
Did the front tire give up and lose traction? I assume yes.
Why do the handle bars turn inwords in that situation?
Is there ever a condition in which the front give out and the bars turn outwards?
What are the warning signs? Or is it like "snap oversteer" in a car - it comes out of nowhere under hard cornering.
It's been over a week since this happened to me. And like I said - it happened 3 times in the same corner in the same afternoon I was doing runs (at palomar mnt, San Diego).
At the time it happened, I shrugged it off as "simple bike wiggle" Maybe I wasn't smooth enough.
But now it's really sinking in that my bike was split seconds away from lowsiding on all 3 counts.
It's very scary now that i'm thinking about it. I could have hurt myself, my bike, and maybe other people around. and scarier is that I don't think I was leaning that far or going very fast.
I'm just glad that my natural reaction is to give some throttle, from tracking and racing cars very often - throttle is usually our solution to every problem...