Join Date: May 2001
Motorcycle: Whatever oldgixxer has in his garage...
Re: Track Day Prep - Jennings GP
Good on ya for going out and riding in the rain! I love riding/racing in the rain.
Your line looks pretty good, and you seem to be comfortable at the pace you were riding. Your buddy with the camera not so much. He was blowing apexes all over trying to keep up. Not good.
Your BP needs some work. Everything you do in the dry should be exaggerated in the wet. Your throttle/brake inputs should be smooth and deliberate, no ham-fisting. You should hang off more, you should use as little lean angle as possible, you should get all your braking done while upright, and only start feeding throttle when the bike is mostly upright.
Above all else, at this point, line and BP should be the only things you are working. Once you get those down, then work on the track in reverse. Work on corner exit first (gettig on the gas), then carrying corner speed (maintenence throttle), and finally corner entry (braking and trail-braking).
Nice job and keep posting videos to see your progress!
Used to race, used to be fast, won a few championships.
"Anyone who believes that slow and steady wins the race has never been in a race" - Me
Rest in peace Dad... I love you, and I miss you. 05.18.43 - 10.11.10