mugget Posted November 9, 2013 Report Share Posted November 9, 2013 Following on from the Starting Racing thread, there were a number of comments talking about how people who used to ride track days and believed they were riding at 100% of their ability, then went racing and quickly saw that what they believed was 100%, actually wasn't. Their subjective observations did not match the objective reality. They managed to push to a higher level, to their true 100%... Or was it? If you thought you were riding at 100% when trying to do fast laps on a track day and then find that you can go faster during a race, what's to say that your 100% race pace is actually 100%? For the sake of discussion, let's keep things absolute - 100% is everything that you have, the maximum of your current abilities. 101% means that you crash. The idea that you can ride at 110% is nonsense, but I guess 110% would mean you just made one heck of a nasty crash... How do you define or recognise 100% of your ability? The second part of the question is how can you keep reevaluating your ability? You can't just take one day per year and evaluate your abilities, hopefully there's constant improvement, so your maximum is always increasing. This would also be important for people who have no interesting in cutting fast laps, people who are only interested in improving their skills and ride around that 80% level. They could phrase the question as "how do I know what my 80% really is?" Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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