Dont think I could have explained it better if I tried. I'd agree with everything Superbike Racer said. It's what I try to do but I'm not always consistent at it. I try to be set and looking in prior to turn in. Then when I know I'm going to hit my apex, transition my eyes to my eyes ahead and use my peripheral vision for what's close to me.So, Misti, I guess you're saying that we need to train our eyes to move--not only from one marker to the next--but at a certain time before we arrive at the marker. What I do...and I think what you're saying...is that you look at marker A and look away towards marker B before you arrive at marker A. In other words, don't look yourself all the way in to marker A. Right? There are two reasons for this. (1) You really NEED to be paying attention down the track so you don't have a problem, and (2) as you look at things closer to yourself, they seem to go by a lot faster. Looking down at the track next to your front tire is a good example (we'd never do it, of course). The world is whizzing by and this can be scary, and you're not looking down the track to see what's next. So...train the eyes.Cool! Looks better for sure but let's look a little deeper into what is going on. You say that you weren't getting good placement at the apex and that you were inconsistent but that you were looking at the apex, so here is my question. WHEN are you looking at the apex? Are you looking at the same time you are turning the bike? Are you looking slightly before? When do you think would be the ideal time to LOOK at the apex and then how long should you be looking at it before moving to the next reference point?
I can feel it when I stare at the apex too long and I overslow my corner entry because of it. And I can also feel the difference when I transition my eyes properly and everything feels smoother even though I'm moving faster. I feel like I need to keep improving my consistency on my skills (eyes, bike placement). I've gotten better but I still have soooooo much room for improvement