What I see is typical new track rider mistakes. sitting 'up' on the bike with 'elbows locked'. Loosen up so there is ZERO weight on your hands and drop your chest down a bit. Also don't be afraid to....and this I have said 10 billion times to people.....get your ass OFF the seat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :rant:K9inAZ said:Here's my slow butt at the track! Heh heh heh, I really need to learn how to ride better. I did improve from a 2:22 in the morning to a 2:08 on my last run. Man, trackdays are addicting! :thumb:
I know exactly what you mean. But what I see here is zero body movement. I have told hundreds of people to get off the seat and the next time out, they move 2 inches over. Thats fine, its a start. We all know if you dont move around a little bit you will have to lean the bike excessively to make a turn at a given speed where if you moved over 6 inches (REALLY not that much) it helps make the bike move. Body movement at speed is part of smooth riding. You don't have to be off so far your elbows drag, but it needs to be done at the track.eeeeek said:Do yo think a new track rider should worry about getting his ass off the seat or concentrate on lines an smoothness?
I often see people hang their asses off the seats right away and have problems with it. They'll keep their bodies over the handlebars and have their ass hanging or they'll get so worries about scooting around that they'll blow their lines. I think it's a case by case basis. I'd rather see soemone relax on the bike. As yo said, unload the wrists, bring the head down, cuve the spine donw instead of up, than worry about where their ass is.