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Post Critique on Riding Position - June 9, 2008, 10:11 PM

Ok, so I've been riding for about 4 months now. I've never been on 2 wheels (exception of bicycle) before in my life. I do my first TD a few weeks ago and was thrilled that there would be photographers out on the track (Summit Main) snapping pics, so I can see what my form's like. I even bought some numbers to put on the front so I could easily be spotted! Can't believe it, not one pic!

Long story short, the only pic I got is a blurry/ low quality screenshot from a 15 sec vid taken with a digi cam. Critique or flame...whichever you prefer

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June 9, 2008, 11:09 PM

At 4 months? don't worry about it.


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June 10, 2008, 07:07 AM

maybe your too fast for high speed cameras
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June 10, 2008, 07:15 AM

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June 10, 2008, 07:21 AM

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June 10, 2008, 07:32 AM

It's tough to say because I can't tell much by the pic... are you just entering a turn, just leaving a turn, or is this in the turn?

If this is the turn I'd say get your butt off the seat farther, and move your upper body forward and out more. It's difficult to say anything for sure because of your location relative to the camera

Best thing to do would be ask a CR to tow you around for a session. He'll end up behind you at some point to critique your body position, etc and hit you like a sledge hammer when you're off the track.

Disclaimer: I'm no expert... just saying something cause no one else has.


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June 10, 2008, 08:07 AM

+1 to asking a Control Rider if they can follow you around for a few laps. It's better for them to see what you are doing going around the entire track. That way they can tell you that your butt isn't off the seat enough, or you aren't looking through a turn enough, etc....


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June 10, 2008, 08:13 AM

+1 to Michael and LadyK... as stated...without watching your line, entry, apex, exit point...we cannot really give you any reasonable input.

Although, that's best left to instructors or CRs...from there you'll find that you will develop a position that suits you. Watch riders and you'll see quite a few using different lines, body position etc...you have to find what works for you.

That and the pic is more like one of those ufo or bigfoot sighting pics nice yellow bike though?


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June 10, 2008, 10:07 AM

Camdlux - Actually, I was riding middle in the pack of 3. When my friend filmed the first in line, he swung the camera back to get the 3rd in line. Hence, the bluriness and speeeeeeeeeed...lol.

The snapshot was the end of the apex on T10 at Summit Main. I've been told butt needs to come off the seat more, but my leathers arent broken in yet, and I find it pretty challenging.

MikeT, LadyK, devious - Thanks for the input. I didnt get much help from CR's that day even though I specifically pointed for one of them to get out in front of me. When he did, he just took off! On another occasion, a CR was following me and when we pitted I signaled I wanted to talk and she kept going. LOL. Oh well, next TD then. This was at the Coleman track day, so there was no formal instruction, and being my first track day didnt help either It took a while to get the signals down!
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June 10, 2008, 10:19 AM

Get off the seat.
Put your head where the mirror is.
Throw your elbow and shoulder out
If you feel air on your ballsack you are hanging off far enough.
The leg closest to the bike should have the leg wrapped around so the calf is touching the seat.
Look thru the turn. You should be looking at the exit of the turn. don't look at the ground in front of you. if there's something there it's too late anyway.
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