isolter Posted November 17, 2008 Report Share Posted November 17, 2008 Hi from Finland! First of all, thanks for an excellent forum! There's lot of valuable information here; nice to read your posts pro's. Secondly, please forgive my mistakes in English since I'm writing from abroad... Well, I'd like to share some newbie thoughts and excperiences here. Hope someone learns something from my story... I got my first opportunity to participate a track day this spring 2008 and after that I was totally "hooked up" with this wonderful hobby. Got to get there again, again, again... The result was totally 20 track days at summer 2008. I tried to learn as much I could by myself, also following other guys as well as discussing with them. I think I've learned something, at least lap times were getting better (e.g. lower) and body positioning was also going better and better. By the end of the summer I tried to drive quicker/harder all the time and result was I crashed, of course. After crashing I've had time to think & learn from my mistakes. I bought those excellent books TOTW I & II as well as " The Soft Science of Road Racing Motorcycles" by Mr Code and boy, how much new things I've found from those books. I fully recommend! Btw, after studying these books, I think I know why I crashed; I did all the mistakes the newbie can when he's "going fast": I was charging the turn, noticed I'm going "too fast", rolled off the throttle, crabbed the handlebars too tightly, turned in lazy... - you name it - and result was I lost the front wheel and lowsided. Believe me, it was quite funny to read afterwards those things from the book and notice "That's exactly what I've done (wrong)". Well, the winter has come to Scandinavia so now there is time to think and do the homeworks. Can't wait for next summer and get onto track for testing those right methods which are mentioned at Mr Code's books. I try to post here couple of photos of last summer. Would love to receive some feedback from you pro's... Thanks & wish you all the best! br, -T Direct links unless those IMG-codes won't work: http://i438.photobucket.com/albums/qq106/i...08/080725_1.jpg http://i438.photobucket.com/albums/qq106/i...08/080725_2.jpg Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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