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Join Date: Nov 2008
Pain in the knees
I did my first two track days this year, both at Putnam. The first was in June and the last was in September. I have ridden on the street for several years and finally was able to start with the track days.
I did all the drills and tried to soak up all the coaching, and I ejoyed every minute of it, but both times, I came away with extremely sore knees when working on my body positioning, pointing my foot and knee, moving my butt off the seat, and sticking the knee out. I'm not dragging my knees or anything, I think it's just the force of actually weighting the footpeg so much (or maybe trying to hard) when riding on the track. My right knee tends to be considerably worse than my left, which I attribute to the track having quite a bit more right turns.
My question is, can anyone tell me what could be causing this, and how to alleviate it?
For a little background info, I use my street bike, which is a 2009 Yamaha R6, entirely stock. It does not give me sore knees on the street. I work out about 3 times/ week. I'm not in perfect shape, but I'm not necessarily out of shape either if you know what I mean.
Thanks in advance for all the help I know I'll receive.