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|04-02-2011, 09:24 PM||#41|
Join Date: Jun 2010
Experience: 7 years
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|04-02-2011, 09:36 PM||#43|
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: west houston
Experience: 10+ years
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|04-02-2011, 10:13 PM||#45|
Join Date: Jun 2005
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|04-02-2011, 10:24 PM||#47|
Join Date: Mar 2006
Didn't change my street riding that much when I first got on the track......
What it DID do is to make so that I was riding around at 80% of my skill level rather than 100%. Raising the bar that causes the oh moment is well worth the time & saved my life more than once.
Just one example is that I was confident enough to get on the brakes hard enough to slide both wheels to avoid a cage that turned in front of me. Without the track time I would've been a hood ornament.
|04-02-2011, 10:31 PM||#48|
Yeah I'm flippin' YOU off
Join Date: Oct 2006
Feedback Rating: (3)
'74 Suzuki GT380
'82 XS650 StreetTracker
'17 Triumph Thruxton R
'83 Yamaha Seca 900
The fear is, if you lean more the tires will slip. You have to use good tires and then trust them. You can lean farther than you think and make the bike do what you want. The tires aint gonna slip.
Target fixation is when you begin to panic and look at where you are afraid you are going to go... and then you go there. You have to look away from where you think you are going and look where you want to go.
It's hard, you brain is screaming, "Oh ! we're about to hit that truck!"!
The natural thing to do is look at the source of the danger.
Don't. Force yourself to look where you need to go and then make the bike go there. It takes practice.
BTW you weren't nearly horizontal.
Asphalt is for racing... dirt is for growing potatoes. - J. Diester
When seconds count... the police are only minutes away.
Grow up and be a productive member of society already.
Bevo- "I lack skillz"
|04-04-2011, 03:56 AM||#49|
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Rice fields
It's easier to practice turns on the track
1.You get to visit the same turns throughout the day thus getting comfortable and smoother.
2.You don't have to worry about opposing traffic or gravel so you can concentrate more on yourself.
3.You have one on one time from an instructor who wants you be a better rider as well