Originally Posted by Little Bike
Thanks for the advice/information! The cornering skills sound like riding street. I'm planning on touring so I won't be able to up and down the tire pressure, but would this be something to do while I'm learning?
Yes it makes a huge difference in traction. I'd do it while touring too honestly depending on how long you're going to be off-road.
Honestly 16 to 18 is still very high. On a bike that light I'd go down to 8 to 12 depending on how rocky it was versus sandy
With higher pressure being for rocks, but next time go back out and set the tire pressure at 12 and be amazed out how much more traction you have.