My first time was following behind my friend at the track to watch her lines. She was taking it kind of easy, borderline slow and in a left turn I felt a small scrape. Then I kept trying to drag the rest of the day but I couldn't because I was back at my normal pace, but when I slowed down it just happened without me trying.
The next track day a few months later I dragged and forgot what it was like, got spooked and straightened the bike up and the coach right behind me thought I was gonna eat it. I have only one year on the track and I thought that dragging knee was very difficult...
09 CBR 600RR track slut
07 Ducati 1098S
07 Ducati Sport Classic
Hey Colleen how ya doing? Hope to see you and Mark at the track in feb!
Doing good. Just got some plastics for my R6 and I think by next season it will be a track only bike. Bummed we missed you the last few days we went. We should be there in February! Mark and I have 7 days in mind for next year.
Sweet!!! Can't wait to see the bike all dressed in track plastics. Mark is a killer painter. I am looking to do feb and probably once every 3-4 months. Been so busy I had to skip out on a few track days.
My first time was at my first trackday - touched, yanked my leg back in, then was like "oh, cool" and stuck it back out there. Third trackday I was scraping a fair bit, but at the end of the day realized if I kept that up I was gonna burn through pucks like candy if I kept that up. Now I just touch and pull up a tad or lightly let it brush the ground. Mostly just use it as an indicator now of lean angle.
Do short legs have any effect on dragging a knee?
I guess looking at the geometry it would make it harder.
I'm 5'6" and can only just touch the ground with toes when stationary. Up on the pegs my knees are a long way from the ground!
I've got my fourth track day this weekend at Sydney Motorsport Park - let's see if I can finally scuff up those knees!