hairpin turn

hairpin turn

hayr-pin turn

Noun

A sharp turn with a tight radius.

Example usage: I had to make a hairpin turn to get around the corner.

Most used in: Mountain biking trails.

Most used by: Experienced mountain bikers.

Popularity: 8/10

Comedy Value: 4/10

Also see: Hairpin Bend, Hairpin Corner, Hairpin Curve, Switchback, U-Turn, Hairpin Turn,

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What is a Hairpin Turn?

A hairpin turn, also known as a U-turn, is a sharp, 180-degree turn in a road or race track. It is a maneuver that is commonly used in cycling, whether it's on the road or on a mountain bike trail. This sharp turn can be difficult to navigate, and is often used as a way to test a cyclist's skill and agility.

Hairpin turns are typically found on steep mountain bike trails, and can also be found on roads with tight corners. They require a cyclist to slow down dramatically in order to make the turn safely, and are often placed in areas that require the cyclist to have a high level of skill and focus.

Hairpin turns are one of the most challenging elements of cycling, and can be a great way to test a cyclist's abilities. According to a study by the International Cycling Union, hairpin turns account for up to 20% of all cycling accidents.

Hairpin turns can be intimidating to cyclists, but with practice and focus they can be navigated with ease. By slowing down and taking your time to make the turn, you can avoid any accidents and enjoy the ride.

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The History of 'Hairpin Turn' in Cycling

The term 'hairpin turn' was first used in the late 19th century by Italian cyclists. It was used to describe a sharp turn in the road during a race, resembling the shape of a hairpin. The term was first used in the Giro di Lombardia, an annual road bicycle race held in Lombardy, Italy.

The term soon spread to other parts of the world and was used to describe the same type of sharp turn in other cycling races. Today, the term is used to refer to any sharp U-shaped turn, regardless of whether it is in a race or not.

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