Yeah Tom, I might be hooked now. You know, in the Main Event, I felt like I could have pushed the bike harder than I was except I was actually scraping my foot peg in the turns. I guess that just gives me a good reason to install rear sets. I was getting the ass end to slide a bit without being scared about it. A couple more times out and I think I could take the #1 Podium Spot.
This is what every racer is always saying."If I did this or that, I could have been even faster".It never goes away. It's in the blood.Just enjoy it!
No Damn it! I NEED to go faster! I want to win! But yeah, looking back at race video footage is productive. The first time you watch it's like "Yeah, that was cool" Then every time after that it's like "You accelerated out of the turn too late. You braked too early. You lost your line." But you know what? I'm finally living a life long ambition and I can only get better. You know? I've already been thinking about going back to the track during the week when no one is there just to see how hard I can push myself and try to learn how to slide the rear end out on the entrance to the turn. I learned last night that when guys are sliding their rear end on the entrance they are actually off of the throttle and using drag to slide out and then get back on the throttle in mid turn. I'm pretty sure they never touch their brakes.Scottie J
Nice one, Scottie - a great weekend for Royal Enfields in competitions on both sides of the pond, by the looks of things! B.W.
Nice goin' Scottie! Videos are pretty cool. Looks like the front was really movin' in. It's strange to see headlights on the bikes on a racetrack.Cheers,Dan K.