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I just realized something at the track this past sunday. We were doing the third gear drill which allows you to focus on your conering without shifting. Anyway so I thought to myself that is really cool and I learned a lot. Now how much time should I spend just really beating the cornering to death so it becomes second nature before moving onto something else, like shifting?

How about it, how long do you guys spend working on one specific area of your track riding, and also how often do you re-visit and focus back on something you learned a while ago?
 

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Not that I should be some sort of pattern but I was told by Mama Drucker to find a gear and stick with it. Work on entry and exit speed and smoothness. THEN work on other things. I generally try the first 2 session in 3rd then by the 3rd session I'm feeling really comfortable and I start working on other things linke gettin off the bike and shifting and braking later and and and.....
 

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Hmmmm I have no skills....I'm a hack.

I just try to go fast. If I think I'm slow in a specific turn or section or track I'll work on that part. But I don't really go out with the mentality "I'm gonna practice XXXXX", I just try to make it all come together smoothly.
 

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I'm slower than Mark and I practice specific things :laughing My latest thing is, I pick one thing to work on that session, like setting up early, or hitting my markers, or body position, etc... and each corner (or the specific corner I'm sucking at that day) I work on that specific skill. I do it until I think I got it right or I'm stop making progress, then I pick something else.

I also only ride at about 80% when I do this - a lot of those who are much smarter/faster than I have said this over and over - you learn WAY more at 80% than you do at 100%... and it's neat when your new 80% is faster than your old 100%.
 

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I work on it till I get it perfect. And no less. :D Now if I could just get something perfect :D
 

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lovebothkats said:
I just realized something at the track this past sunday. We were doing the third gear drill which allows you to focus on your conering without shifting. Anyway so I thought to myself that is really cool and I learned a lot. Now how much time should I spend just really beating the cornering to death so it becomes second nature before moving onto something else, like shifting?

How about it, how long do you guys spend working on one specific area of your track riding, and also how often do you re-visit and focus back on something you learned a while ago?
Let me tell you something about racing/trackday or just going fast. It's all about *CORNER SPEED*!! Everything else will fall into place. Yeah you're gonna need to get your shift points and braking points down. But those are easy. That drill is probably one of the best drills. I remember Keith Code making us do that drill when I took his school years ago. I was like this is dumb :rolleyes :laughing anyways it just make you learn how fast you can really go thru a corner. *corner speed*corner speed*corner speed*......ect..
 

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phozed said:


I also only ride at about 80% when I do this - a lot of those who are much smarter/faster than I have said this over and over - you learn WAY more at 80% than you do at 100%... and it's neat when your new 80% is faster than your old 100%.
Good point, I try to tell this to my self over and over again!! Sometime you have to slow down to go FASTER!!
 
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