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Re: What is it that you are really working on?
« Reply #30 on: September 10, 2019, 12:10:46 PM »

Dang, didn’t realize this was you Ash.

I will say your BP has been looking a lot better. I was noticing that last session we rode. So keep up the good work.

I bet a 675 would help you really perfect that BP.... LOL


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Twas mad fun railing around turn5 with you, Dan.

I am thinking seriously about the 675r. I've found a couple, but they all need maintenance. Its kinda hard to explain to these people that the shocks are listed as "items that require maintenance" and shinko's tires, no matter how new, aren't a value-adder.

Back to the original topic:
I feel like shooting for more corner speed is not something you can actually "work on". Higher speed simply comes from confidence and confidence comes from experience, so going out and pushing boundaries isn't ideal. This is all true for me: others may learn differently. But from my experience, every attempt to ride outside my comfort-level led to fear, anThe wd fear always leads to over-reaction.

So I work on body position and opportunities. By opportunities I mean I look for speed in places where I know I can find it. A good example is turn 1 at ncbike. I don't carry a lot of speed through there (yet) because of experience. So, between 1 and 2 there is enough space to get back into the throttle for a short burst of "make-up-riding". A lot of novices hit the appex of 1 and decelerate. I get back on the gas for a short burst of "make-up" speed. This shortens my braking/setup for turn 2, so I have to be mindful of myself in that space. It works for me though. I usually can make-up a lot of lost track in that area. By my reckoning, when I get the experience/confidence to go faster through 1, I'll already have the skill to hard-brake/setup for turn 2.
Same between 5 and 6. I gently roll on throttle as I roll through 5 and give a short blast out and into 6. Trail-brake through the bumpy crap in 6 and setup to blast out once the suspension stops flopping around.
In a nutshell: If I can't overcome my fear to gain speed in one area, I'll look for other areas to pick up the pace. The results have been gradual/measured improvements.

You can't beat body position though. It really opens up new doors.
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Re: What is it that you are really working on?
« Reply #31 on: September 10, 2019, 04:41:43 PM »

Sounds like you have a pretty solid process that works for you. Seriously, your work has been paying off. Your corner speed ain’t too shabby from what I saw. Keep it up!




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Re: What is it that you are really working on?
« Reply #32 on: September 11, 2019, 02:57:41 PM »

Proper body position starts with your legs. Once you can support your weight properly with your legs, then you get your weight off your hands, which makes it possible to properly put your upper body where it needs to be.

Kyle has an excellent explanation for this. Maybe he will weigh in.

Not sure I can explain as well here vs in person, but at a high level here is how I view it. Your bodies stability when entering, mid, and exiting a coerners is a function of your lower body and 3 key points of contact. The 3 points of contact are you low side foot, hight side foot, and high side knee. The knee being the most important IMO. That high side knee/thigh gets locked into the tank of the bike, that is why most gas tanks have indents or ridges where your knee can wedge into.

When you have those 3 points of contact solidly on the bike it allows you to move your torso freely in the cockpit without feeling like you need to support yourself with your hands on the bars. So I can lower my head as I am at the apex and work to keep my head down and push the bike up as I finish the corner.

Feel free to come see me in the pits to talk about this in greater detail anytime you would like. I am normally under a PRE canopy and I ride "the old #33".
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Re: What is it that you are really working on?
« Reply #33 on: September 15, 2019, 07:36:25 AM »

Kyle we call that the dorito technique ;)
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What is it that you are really working on?
« Reply #34 on: September 15, 2019, 09:27:03 AM »

Foundation actually sounds like what your working on. Dorito Technique? Who uses that? Who is we? Riding around with a mouse in your pocket or a gerbil in ya b.......


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Re: What is it that you are really working on?
« Reply #35 on: September 15, 2019, 01:42:47 PM »

Ok maybe not an exact representation
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Re: What is it that you are really working on?
« Reply #36 on: September 15, 2019, 02:45:24 PM »

Looks delicious


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Re: What is it that you are really working on?
« Reply #37 on: September 16, 2019, 11:02:57 AM »

Nacho cheese or is that a Cool Ranch?

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Re: What is it that you are really working on?
« Reply #38 on: September 16, 2019, 11:04:41 AM »

Depends on elbow position if it’s Cool Ranch or Nacho.
You have to use the screw driver grip to accomplish the dorito


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Re: What is it that you are really working on?
« Reply #39 on: September 16, 2019, 11:05:09 AM »

It’s a frito if using tweezer grip


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Re: What is it that you are really working on?
« Reply #40 on: September 16, 2019, 05:39:01 PM »

It’s a frito if using tweezer grip


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Wait, I thought that was the Cheeto grip. Regular Cheeto if you’re white knuckling it and Cheeto Puff if you’re lightly holding on like ya oughtta. 
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Re: What is it that you are really working on?
« Reply #41 on: September 17, 2019, 06:19:48 AM »

No no Cheeto grip leaves orange shit all over your bars. Better to use the melts on your mouth not in your hand M&M grip


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Re: What is it that you are really working on?
« Reply #42 on: Today at 05:50:32 AM »

Funion grip

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« Reply #43 on: Today at 06:00:39 AM »

Ok so let’s just establish this is the only place for posts that sound straight outta TDJ


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