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Turn in points/track lines

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I recently did my first track day at Mid-Ohio, which was awesome. According to my instructor...my body position was great. We did the leap frog drill and he said my big problem was turning in way too early. This effected the following corners. Which I didn't think about until he said that. I was constantly adjusting my throttle postion mid turn to hold a line (which was bad). My goal was to be as smooth on the throttle for that day too
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With that said...I was let loose and worked on turning in later, which made a huge difference in speed and the following corners. My lean angle was much...much better as well.

My question is...if you don't have an instructor to tell you where the lines are....how do you choose the appropriate line to maintain a consistent line?
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Ask around, there is usually a couple of people that will tow you for a couple of laps to learns the lines and then let you at it on your own. Thats what I do when I go to a new track for the first time

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Re: Turn in points/track lines

look at a track map as well, go through the lines that seem the fastest. Follow hte lines on the track, they may seem weird at lower speeds, but once you start picking up speed, the lines will work itself out.

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Re: Turn in points/track lines

The no breaking drill seemed to work really welll for me. That was probably my favorite part. It was definitely a humbling experience. I am hooked for sure. I learned so much about riding in one day than I could ever imagine.

I have the track map now and keep on replaying each turn in my head. I should have stayed for the second day lol
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Ask around, there is usually a couple of people that will tow you for a couple of laps to learns the lines and then let you at it on your own. Thats what I do when I go to a new track for the first time
I am still in novice, which I am totally fine with. So I am sure I will need to just get some more experience. It was turn #7 that was killing me.
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Try to run at 75-80% of your abilities, that way you can learn faster than when trying to run at 100%.

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Try to run at 75-80% of your abilities, that way you can learn faster than when trying to run at 100%.
Will do, I definitely would like to make it to work the next day.
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anyone .. that is new to track riding or even thinking about track riding should by "Twist of the Wrist II" by keith code. just thought i would throw that out there, very very informative.

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anyone .. that is new to track riding or even thinking about track riding should by "Twist of the Wrist II" by keith code. just thought i would throw that out there, very very informative.

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