Please help me analyze these photos i picked of me stinkin it up at the track. It was the best time ive ever had riding my bike but i think we have alot of room for improvement, lookin for tips and constructive criticism, emphasis on constructive, and i know i didnt pay for the real pictures, just couldnt produce any worthy shots yet
In the picture that looks vertical it looks like you aren't even leaning into the turn. There's a few good youtube videos on body position, you should check it out! It helped me a ton in back roads, can't wait for my track day!
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yea. i saw that alot in the pictures, it felt like i was but in reality i wasnt able to do it so easily, i had jsut put on adjustable rear sets and had them adjusted forward and i wasnt able to stretch my legs as far back as id like which put me more upright and affected my lean, in general i should try to stay lower, closer to the bike correct? im just not used to it i guess, also seems like i cant see ass much up ahead if im in the racer crouched position
I've never had the time or funds to get out to a track day in So Cal yet, but I do ride in the canyons. You look pretty stiff. Loosen up a bit. Look more into the turn. Stick your chin out more into the turn which will probably bring your whole upper body more off the center of the bike and into the turn. It helps to keep your bike more upright with grip. Not sure how this all works on the track though. Just my two cents from a non-track rider :P
At least you aren't hangin your ass off into the turn and your face in the opposite direction lol.
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I'm sure the more experienced guys will chime in soon, but here's my best assessment...
Pictures are worth 1k words. Compare your body position with that of more experienced guys. You need to get comfortable being lower and off the bike. Like a thousand other have said, you should try to have your head in line with where your inside mirror should be and looking through the turn. Focus on the exit and you'll go there. As far as your vision goes, its true that you see less since the bike is blocking the view of the outside, but you really don't want to look over there anyway during a turn. Target fixation will take you that way and you'll drift outside.
I agree with above that you should read Twist of the Wrist to better understand why to hang off. Here's some good youtube vids that helped me out a bunch.