Yeh, but can you do an elbow???
I think I could get it on the apron if I am lucky. I tried a few times at my last TD this year cause I was feeling great.
Needless to say, video showed that there's at least a few inches to go.
Thanks bro. I'm short too. But yeah, I managed to squeeze out quite a bit of lean out these Q2s. Love them.
Since I'm whoring footage
, here's my BP on the run just before the crash:
My BP has changed a bit since. Now I try to get my upper body off more or at least I find that getting my outer arm on the tank helps with facing me more towards the inside to kiss that mirror.
For the couple weeks leading up to the crash I started to build up a mentality that I could push myself pretty hard, not a wise thing to do on the street and I'll do more TDs this upcoming year to get that out of my system. I learned my lesson and I did get seriously lucky. I doubt I'll give up riding twisties for good, but I definitely stopped trying to ride like I have something to prove. Just go out and enjoy the ride.
It's not bad bro!! And the camera on one side of the head looks like it exagerates the lack of hanging a LOT on the lefts. The one thing I see that you will benefit from is locking your outside leg into the tank. When traction lets loose, it can really help keep your feet on and near the pegs!
I find one thing that really worked for me and my BP was keeping my chest down all the time. Literally all the time. That was the only way I got used to laying down all day. Without ONLY riding track, it's very hard to get your head and body used to laying down on the tank so much.
The other thing I like to tell people is to bend your inside elbow. It forces you to bring your body off the bike and your head into position. You're off to a great headstart and will surely do very well on the track when you go bro.
You make your BP change, then tip the bike once and then look into the turn. You have a LOT going for you to be very fast quickly on the track. It's REAL tough to make that initial input and then work the throttle from there. Mid turn lean and bar inputs are terrible mid turn and you really don't do it much. That's a major thing to make one bar input like that. Smooooooth!!!!
For the most part you're textbook riding great!!! Seat time will be epic for you man. And your attitude is even better, and that's what will get you great help in the future.
Keep up the good work and safe riding when you can!!