The last part of my "don't make mid-turn corrections" feedback was "...unless your initial input puts you significantly off line (including off track)." If your line is putting you into a place you don't want to be, make a correction as smoothly as possible. Sorry if I didn't make that clear enough during our conversation.
I'm assuming you're talking about the one of the two curbs that you come to before the the bus stop.
You'll going to have to make an input to avoid hitting them. Then next lap, make a change in line or throttle application to avoid the situation. As you get more skill, you can use the head and upper body along with the throttle to refine your line so you go exactly where you want. But that just comes with time, experience and learning from doing it wrong.
When you need to make a change to avoid something, you need to make the change. Hopefully if you need to make a change you were using good body position and smooth inputs. Using good body position leaves you some room for error on lean angle, just in case you have to do things outside the norm.
Sometimes if you can't avoid the curb and you're going to catch a little bit of it, relax and let the bike ride over the edge of it a little. I was actually trying to emphasize line and using the whole track to Power House. I came through 6a, and on the exit, jumped the curb on to the access road. Then turned in, dropped my head to open the throttle and drive the exit and drove off the inside of apex through the grass. Talk about using the whole track! That may have been a bit more then I planned.
To emphasis kim's point, if you need to correct, do it! Don't run off the track cause you want to stay smooth :lol:
I think the point she's making is you need to plan your corner so you can get through it on the correct line without corrections. The danger with a correction mid corner is you're suddenly asking for more from the tires, the more abrupt that correction, the more likely the bike is going to get upset. If you have to correct, like kim said, be smooth and careful about it as possible, don't just jerk on the controls to bring yourself back where you think you should be, do as little as possible while still keeping yourself safe and on track. With practice you'll find yourself getting it right from the start more and more.
Glad you had fun out there, come on out and ride with us again.
All are excellent pieces of advice! Thanks so much for your coaching because I'll improve by incorporating it into my next track day!
Speaking of which, when is our next track day? I need to get a clutch handle and bend my left rearset back into position before the next track day.
Gingerman in October? Can someone (Dani) help me get there?
I don't have a trailer or a hitch on my Xterra. I'll help cover the costs for gas money and hotel room(s).
I'd like a similar experience to BHF, especially if the CR's are riding in front and behind me so I can see what I'm supposed to do, and have the CR behind me letting me know what I did right/wrong.
Sounds like a riding class????