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Old 06-22-2007, 01:12 PM   #21
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I think in a survey on here, most folks said that T1 gives them issues or they don't feel comfy with it. I am one of them, but I am a noob on the track. It took me half a day to figure out how to get somewhat comfy and what I did is pick some of the masts that are way in the backgrouns of the track (by or behind the Nascar wall) when you come through T1. Once I see those masts, I start preparing for T2 because I know it is actually about to come up. :laughing6

Not sure if that helps because I really don't have much experience with TWS (Texas World Speedway) but it was a major mile stone for me.
TWS (Texas World Speedway) is tuff to find off track reference points. Good Find!
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TWS (Texas World Speedway) is tuff to find off track reference points. Good Find!
Thanks. They look like flag poles without flags and there are several. It depends on which one you want to pick.
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Don't turn in for T1 until you think to yourself "If I don't turn in NOW, I'm not going to make it"... and then wait another second before turing in, you'll be amazed.

Same goes for the throttle... hold it until you say "SHITTTTTTT", hold it another second, and the release! Smoothly, of course
most definitely.

I turn into T1 after I pass the number 1 on the fence(on the right) and don't begin braking until after the transition and downshift even later.

Your mind WILL tell you you're going too fast. It's just a matter of you ignoring that and going for it. Same goes for braking, and rolling off the throttle a bit. WAIT!!
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most definitely.

I turn into T1 after I pass the number 1 on the fence(on the right) and don't begin braking until after the transition and downshift even later.

Your mind WILL tell you you're going too fast. It's just a matter of you ignoring that and going for it. Same goes for braking, and rolling off the throttle a bit. WAIT!!
And when you realize you may be going a little to fast just stomp the rear brake because backing it into T2 makes you look that much cooler. :icon_bigg
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dude dont worry about reference points. just follow someone fast through there and watch were he goes
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dude dont worry about reference points. just follow someone fast through there and watch were he goes
and don't forget you have all day to get faster.
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dude dont worry about reference points. just follow someone fast through there and watch were he goes
yeah this is assuming you can keep up and haven't gotten smoked by the time you go into T1. I've done this and I must agree it works... but for a noob it's not so easy to do.
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here you go check out the Marcus Mcbain track maps.

OH THIS IS GREAT STUFF, I'm reading over now. Thanks Big Comfy for finding and thanks Moody for originally posting.
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Can I follow some of you guys around?

I guess I'll have to bump up to A to be with y'all though, huh?
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Can I follow some of you guys around?

I guess I'll have to bump up to A to be with y'all though, huh?
I will be riding B in the afternoon but I am slow.
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I will be riding B in the afternoon but I am slow.
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oh wait I'm slow so you look fast
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OH THIS IS GREAT STUFF, I'm reading over now. Thanks Big Comfy for finding and thanks Moody for originally posting.
Bigcomfy (Martin) has good sources...
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oh wait I'm slow so you look fast
Correction, you ride a slow bike with crappy suspension. So, you think you are slow.
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dude dont worry about reference points. just follow someone fast through there and watch were he goes
If you are doing this as a noob at speed, it is a call for trouble. I had a few pucker moments because I tried to follow someone. At the LSTD school and everywhere else, they teach you reference points;honestly, they work much better for me.

Besides, so far, unless it was Ronnie (LSTD instructor) just crawling on the banking in front of me and showing me the line going into T1 and T2, there is no way I could follow anyone else out there... :eh:

Reference points help a lot when you are out there on your own.
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If you are doing this as a noob at speed, it is a call for trouble. I had a few pucker moments because I tried to follow someone. At the LSTD school and everywhere else, they teach you reference points;honestly, they work much better for me.

Besides, so far, unless it was Ronnie (LSTD instructor) just crawling on the banking in front of me and showing me the line going into T1 and T2, there is no way I could follow anyone else out there... :eh:

Reference points help a lot when you are out there on your own.
Definetly! Riding your own ride and developing your skills is the way to go but when you feel you are at a stand still with your progression find someone who seems to be going a little faster and get behind them for a tow through a corner or two. This will atleast give you a feel of what you can do. Then make adjustments to your refrence points and work on your speed through those corners until you get the same feeling as when you were towed. Wash, Rinse, Repeat!

PS - This is what you want to get out there and do during your first TMGP practice so you get on pace.
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pff my i make two down shifts in one and then up shift coming out of two
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Turn 1 & 2 is one of my favorite turns...

For the SV, I used to stay low and take the turn wide, last year, I started taking the turn very high (high on the wall) and turning in "way late". You will be surprised at how much room you have out there.

Good advice, follow someone and up the pace as you feel comfortable. Get the person you're riding with to take the pace up gradually, next thing you know, it's WOT in 5th all the way around and out!
Please have a steering damper before trying this. Catching air and getting a tank slapper as you come off the wall and hit the bump is not fun (For most of us anyways.) and you usually end up missing the rest of the session because you had to pull off and check your droors. :icon_bigg
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