Woohooooo!! Knee down for the first time is always such an awesome feeling. Well done!
What strategies are you going to use to get your braking done later? What aspects of your riding might have to change in order to allow for deeper/later braking?
Sorry for the delay, typing with a newborn in my arms now... For me it has been all mental. It has taken a lot of time and work to get to trust my bike!
I have attended some Ken Hill Coaching classes with Keigwins where he talks about lap report cards. For me I noticed I would have to either grab throttle in the middle of the turn, or would hold neutral throttle through a turn that should be off/on at the apex. As that happenned on the same turns over an over, I begin paying more attention to my braking markers, and pushing a little later each lap.
Another thing was track photos. Being able to look at my body position, and watching other riders fly by me, I knew I had more contact patch, and lean angle available.
The last was again mental and from coaching. Ken Hill teaches a 5% rule (donít ask me to explain it please). As I began to apply this rule and work on my finesse I found the bike would drop into turns effortlessly, and drive out muchbharder with less effort.
Oh yeah, suspension! I spend a fair amount of time monitoring tire pressure, and visiting the Dave Moss Tuning trailer as I get faster. (We added preload to forks between first and second knee down).
Hope this helps, Iím doing my best to get back Thunderhill this season!