Funkytime Posted September 14, 2005 Report Share Posted September 14, 2005 Hello folks I've just had a great day at Silverstone. Didn't get my knee down but did get right to the edge of the tyre and learnt loads. Most of which is contrary to all that I had been taught previously. The BMF's Blue Riband course teaches that you should spend your time looking into a corner where this school teaches that the focus should be on the way out of the corner. Let me explain. What I used to do was find my place on the road and start my turn early. Lean the bike over a little bit and then as the road changed, lean it in a little bit more, then a little bit more, then a little bit more... Consider that I was on a Yamaha Thunderace that had ###### tyres - Dunlop D207 Sportmax - wrong pressures, wrong suspension settings and wrong application - can you see why I developed a fear of low-siding? Correcting to go lower and lower is not a good thing. Shouldn't need to correct that way - because you started too early - anyway. So, I'm dead chuffed doing quick turns, late into the corner, power on, stable bike. I've always been confident on my bike - it's a great road bike - but this course was challenging my beliefs rather than giving me brand new ones. Most of the old beliefs have been thrown out and replaced with these brand new ones - which is cool - so all I have to do now is deal with the 6 years of conditioning. Top marks to Andy Ibbot who made the classroom a great place to be. I only realised later that he had two other courses on the go at the same time and he flipped between each lesson with great ease. Andy - you are such a good teacher. The lads on the track are good as well. I thought that I was shifting when i'd get zapped by a blue leather clad loony. Inspirational to watch. Scary, but inspirational, as you zoomed off into the distance... Now where can I get myself some cheap track time... Thanks all FT Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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