I eat my R6
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Southwest Ohio
Bike: 2008 Yamaha YZF-R6s Stock
Re: First Track Day Crash. Please critique video!
Track conditions strive to be as perfect as possible. This affords one the ability to ride with less reserve. Street, that ain't the case. Didn't notice that stick or bit of sand at the intersection? Wet roads, road plates, manhole covers, sewer grades, oil slick, cold pavement, icy overpass, craters, dips, road wrinkles, varmints and critters, unpredictable children, pedestrians, rapid lane changer, etc, etc, etc? The number of variables that a track rider must worry about is considerably less. That's what allows for the higher speeds. When it comes to having a little fun on the street, you must be *hyper* opportunistic. Too often I've seen other riders, (and probably myself on rare occasions though I privately chastise myself afterward,) take unnecessary risks, forcing a situation rather than wait for a better opportunity down the road.