In days of competition be it an MX course, road racing circuit, or Observed Trials I would walk the course or crawl along them, often getting off, leaning the bike up against something to look over a certain spot, & especially in Observed Trials I walked each section & if I was to double each section then I would look them over again since things had changed in possibly traction.
So when I am on a hwy that I have not been on before, or have not seen said road after a winter. Also take it easier to also ride back on it looking at it from another direction. The next run will be with some of it in memory & that is when I come to the twisties & will be geared down into lower revs, with engine around mid-revs, so it will be lively, & so I have applied brakes or geard down in advance. As aim is to go in slow & come out fast at the end once I see the light sort of at the end.
True part of my butt is hanging to the inside of the various bends with a lot of pressure on the inside footrest as well, while knee is tucked up tight to the fairing though more foward then on the flats as my body has shifted up to the petrol tank.
So for years that has never failed me & not once have I felt I was in trouble. Plus not knowing an RCMP ghost car tried to follow me & nailed me later on at some boring straight spots. He was claiming I was doing said downhill twisties at 140kph---85mph which he said was to fast even for a m/c as he to was a m/c rider (a rider of a Cruiser). Actually he wanted to nail me with Dangerous Driving which is a Criminal Offence in Cdn., along with bike confinscated, the driver/rider goes into the clanger, mug shots, finger printing & behind bars till one can obtain a lawyer.
Last edited by Smitty; 02-19-2008 at 05:07 PM.