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Where to look? - February 13, 2009, 12:39 PM

So I was wondering where other people look at riding twisties .. The roads which have the yellow line I keep them as my reference but it gets tough on the roads which dont have a yellow line .. What do you look at?


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look through the turn, you always look where you want to go


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I never look at the lines I keep them in my perif
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don't look at the side of the mountain!
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I never look at the lines I keep them in my perif
yea thats what I meant ..


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you look at the lines? that might explain some things
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look through the turn, you always look where you want to go
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Deep, if you're looking at the lines, maybe that's part of the reason you keep crashing.


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no matter how beautiful the scenery is! .. always been :temped:


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You go where you look, so look where you want to go, aka not the side of the road (some people might remember)


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when in doubt, stay to the right, there's less of a chance of oncomming traffic over there
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dont stare at the ground Deep......perhaps thats always why u make your way there


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<----see...never looks at his feet...same for riding
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Yup, make a habit out of really turning your head when you're cornering. Practice it even when you're not riding the twisties. I'm such a tard I even do it in my car just out of habit now.

It helps too because if you're looking ahead, thru the turn, where you want to go, often times you can spot if it's going to be a decreasing radius too. The lines on the road AHEAD will appear as if they're getting closer to each other. And it's just the opposite for increasing radius so you know if you can feed in a little more throttle than you originally planned. That said, I probably don't know half of what some of these guys do so take it all in. GL

Hey Total Control had a great bit in the very beginning about going out to a clean, empty parking lot.. Get a friend to stand in one spot and ride circles around him never breaking eye contact. It's a great way to get you nice and comfy with where you should be looking for any given turn.

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look through the turn, you always look where you want to go
Clear, concise, and correct.

It's like life. Put your gaze on where you want to go, not on the things you want to avoid.

A dramatic example of you and your bike following where you look can be experienced in a parking lot while doing slow-speed manuevers. Try some figure eights in a very small space. Once you crank your head all the way until it stops on your neck and look there, you'll be able to do some pretty tight turns. If you don't and just look slightly to one side, you have no hope of keeping your balance and getting through a tight turn.


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