If you study the 100 Points of Grip video, you will see that traction is on a sliding scale depending upon pavement temperature, moisture, tire temperature, and tire compound. In other words, we can’t expect a cold tire to run the lean angle of a hot tire. “Yeah, I know that,” you think, yet almost every YCRS instructor has crashed on a cold tire, asking too much of it. So use our mistakes as a reminder that tires must be warm before asking for too much performance. Until they are warm, we must run less lean angle, less brake pressure, and less throttle pressure. Sometimes in the rain that means we hardly lean over all day, and our lean angle additions (and brake and throttle) are extra smooth.