Sports Bike VS Naked (or Similar) Body Position: What Changes?

A sports bike is the standard bike in the track riding world for obvious reasons. As such, the vast majority of teaching is done from the perspective that you also have a sports bike. This isn’t a problem for most of the core skills of riding a motorcycle quickly, but with their altered geometry and […]

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Where Does ‘Quick Steering’ Actually Help Us on the Track?

Quick steering, or the ‘quick flick’, is a popular tool in the motorcycle world that brings with it a number of benefits to a variety of different cornering situations. We’ve already spoke in the past about what exactly quick steering is, and we’ve also compared it to trail braking to better understand its application and […]

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Where and How to Practice Getting Your Knee Down at the Track

It took me a long time to get my knee down on a track day. My speed was coming along nicely and I was doing well from a fundamental standpoint, but my knee just wouldn’t hit the deck, even though I could see that most rider’s knees around me were (many of whom I was […]

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Move Inside, Not Down: How Hunkering Down Creates Body Position Issues

“I still need to get a little bit lower on the bike…” This is something I hear quite a lot. Typically from riders who are already displaying a perfectly good body position in a fundamental sense. By that I mean they are not only getting into a good neutral position visually, but they’re able to […]

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My Day with Notso-Fast Rider Coaching

I believe that for every rider there is always something new to learn, which was precisely my motivation for scheduling a day with Notso-Fast Rider Coaching. I’m always trying to challenge my own beliefs on riding and whether there’s something new to learn that will justify an existing belief, or help it grow into something […]

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Why Riders Get Confused with Technique, and How to Reduce it

As new riders start out their life on the track with the intention of making improvements to their riding skill, they’ll come a point where the desire to improve sends them out to learn just what is correct about the sport and how they go about becoming faster and safer riders. This is great, because […]

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The “In Too Fast” Feeling: What Causes it and How to Reduce it

It’s a horrible feeling. That sudden moment when your stomach turns over with the thought that you’re not going to make the corner which sends you down the path of being over cautious, making mistakes, or possibly falling into full-blown panic. The thing is, for most riders going through that experience they will very often […]

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What Does it Mean to Be Smooth in Track Riding?

Following on from the last article I wrote which looked at the riding skill ‘order of importance’, I thought it would be good to expand on the last point I made in that piece about being smooth. I think a majority of riders will know they need to be smooth. It’s something you hear all […]

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Track Riding Technique & Skill Order of Importance

I’ve spoken many times in the past about riders who often focus on the wrong parts of their riding as they work to make improvements. In this article I’m going to share my thoughts on the importance of the various skills that make up performance riding to help give you a little more direction as […]

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Increase Corner Entry Speed by Braking Less, Not Later

It sounds wrong, doesn’t it? In an area where you’re often looking to slow down and set your corner speed quickly to save the most time, here I am telling you to use less brakes to go faster. It sounds counter-intuitive, I know, but there will be many riders that will profit from this advice. […]

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