Sand Track GoPro Vid. Am I revving my bike hard enough?
Posted 21 February 2012 - 09:34 PM
With that being said, could you guys watch this and tell me if you think I'm revving my bike hard enough and staying in the rights gears, or if I should hold it open longer etc.?
Posted 21 February 2012 - 10:20 PM
Posted 22 February 2012 - 01:02 AM
Posted 22 February 2012 - 08:43 AM
- More speed entering the corner
- More speed down the straights
- Gearing sounded OK, but you just weren't going quick enough for the gears you are in.
- Pin it, pin it, pin it! Just go off track and learn what the bike sounds like PINNED. Then remember that and try to do that on the track as well.
You'll figure it out one day. I remember it taking me a long time to figure out how to ride a 125, its not easy. I also had the benefit of having a hydraulic clutch, which is very handy because it makes finding the engagement point MUCH easier.
Posted 22 February 2012 - 04:38 PM
Posted 29 February 2012 - 08:05 PM
Gas earlier and harder
Posted 02 March 2012 - 12:48 AM
See here :
Posted 02 March 2012 - 07:36 AM
Posted 02 March 2012 - 07:46 AM
Go find one turn you are comfortable blowing up. Not that you should blow it up that much but one you are confident making the turn and pratice this. The sound of the bike winding down...THAT is what you want to really listen for not the bike REVVING enough. WHY?? Because you want to make sure you don't hear it winding down as long as you do in the video.
Switch the emphasis. I want to be on it all the time. OFF very briefly for the turn then on again.
To brake later you need to smash them and be agressive. You will blow through some turns and drop the bike learning but this is what you have to do.
I put it in my mind when I was learning this that "hey I will have to invest in new plastics and levers after this but its an investment in learning.
You are well on your way. Good job man!
Edited by mikerides33, 02 March 2012 - 07:48 AM.
Posted 14 March 2012 - 08:57 AM