As a new rider, what to work on?
Been riding for a year or so now, track days for me are still a few months away.. Got some canyons near me, and I use the pace to practice but i've found that I constantly keep shifting my focus on different things. What should I focus on in order or importance?
My toes are perched like a bird, i sit a few inches back, i'm short tho at 5"6 so not too far. I flex my core to hold my upper body up and arms loose, holding the bars like a baby bird.
When coming to a corner, I stay on the outside and look into the turn for the apex while either braking or rolling off. I scoot my butt off a small amount, like half a cheek and lower my chest and head to the inside mirror. At about the same time I lower my upper body, I try to consciously make a forceful, but smooth input pushing inside and pulling outside, and look thru the turn. Am I supposed to look at the road as its appearing, or past the road, like through the "wall"? Once leaned and on my line I crack the throttle open, and roll it on slow, or hold it neutral depending on if i'm comfortable with my entry speed. After apex I try to do a nice smooth roll on while standing the bike up. Obviously not wide open, but I pinch it a little every now and then. Anyway, all this is really quick to me still, and I don't always get my mind to practice them every corner. Usually I focus on one thing at a time, like looking thru turn, or throttle inputs. What should I be working on as I go through corners? or maybe I should be working on my line building?
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