i just watched those vids. and then while i was going in circles i just kept telling myself...lower, lower, lower...and i just stuck my knee out as far as i could and when i felt the scrap i stood the bike back up...then i just did it again and got the feeling out of the way...now it comes easy...thru corners and in circles...im just having a hard time with the rightlooks good man
so any suggestionS?
When you get to the point where you feel going in more is risky, do you just keep going?
Seems like the only way I will touch knee is if I go in to a "risky feeling" low corner
i'll agree. the greater the lean angle the slower you will be, but then again he isnt racing or trying to beat his own best around the block. I will say you are doing the right thing by doing a track day. Hopefully you will come out of it a better rider and you won't want to drag knee on the public. You are way more commited to a turn the lower you are and its much more dangerous on the streets. You will love NJMP. If you have classroom time, pay attention. Dont worry about dragging knee on your first day. Just play it safe and concentrate on other things like the lines and your breaking. Become more comfortable riding with others and predicting what they will do. Bring your bike home in one piece. Trust me the track is fun but it is way different than the streets and you will be tired. One last thing is if you do feel tired don't force yourself out for another session. Listen to your body.Stop "trying" to get your knee down, you're only making yourself go slower.
Not true in all cases, you do need lean angle as speed increases (but you are correct in that there is a point at which too much lean angle is slower). However, by "trying" to get his knee down, his mind is on his knee...not the line, body position, eyes forward, braking, throttle control, clip point, exit line, traffic, etc etc etc. His mind is on his knee which is not good. If everything else is good, the knee tapping the ground will just happen.i'll agree. the greater the lean angle the slower you will be.