faffi Posted March 23, 2011 Report Share Posted March 23, 2011 It seems sensible to be as relaxed as possible when riding a motorcycle. It conserves energy, it makes you looser and you inflict less forces into the bike. So why is it that racers get blistered hands, complain about fatigue (Abraham said he lacked grip strength over the final quarter of the race, for instance), suffer from carpal syndrome and arm pump, wear out boot soles every race weekend and lack power in arms/shoulders when braking hard etc.? That doesn't sound very relaxed to me. And you hardly ever hear them complain about legs being tired, it's virtually always muscles above the waist that gets mentioned. So what gives? Do you reach a level where you cannot relax, or are the moments avialable for relaxation too short compared to the amount of time spent controlling the bike? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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