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RIDING ADVICE

Here you’ll find a selection of motorcycle riding tips that I have put together from my own personal experience, study and training I’ve had that I hope will help you start to take steps in the right direction to improve your riding skills. While I would never call these articles definitive guides, there is a lot of good information here that I am sure will help you understand a little more of what we can and should be doing as riders when looking at the different aspects of riding a motorcycle on the track.

A common goal among the vast majority of track day riders is to improve their riding in some way, and by taking the time to study and read up on the different aspects of motorcycle riding you will only serve to help yourself get closer to your goal.

Check out the latest articles below…

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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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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4 Key Skills to Improve Corner Entry Speed on the Track

Improving corner entry speed is something that the vast majority of track day riders are striving for, but it’s also one of the most difficult areas to improve. In this article I want to go over four of the key skills for consideration on your quest to make improvements to this part of your riding, […]

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Where Should You Focus to Improve Your Riding? Uncovering Weak Areas

Photo by Smudge 9000 In the previous article I spoke about how we can put ourselves in the best position to get results when it’s time to focus on rider development. The key to the whole thing was that we need to work with specifics that cause us to focus on the correct things in the correct way […]

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How to Make Improvements on Every Single Track Day

Photo by Driver Photographer On any given track day they’ll always be a section of riders that are looking to do more than simply ride around for a day with a smile on their face. A substantial amount of riders are looking to make progress in their riding. This could be getting over the fear […]

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Body Position Transition: How We Move from Braking to Mid-Corner

Most track riders will know roughly where they want to position themselves for their mid-corner hang-off. However, what isn’t so clear in everyone’s minds is how they move into that position from the braking zone, through corner entry, and then eventually into their full hang-off position mid-corner. In this article I wanted to go over […]

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How to Make Big Exit Drive Improvements By Changing Your Focus Point

In a previous article we talked about the specific part of the visual routine that helps build confidence in the braking zone and as you move into corner entry. In this article we’re going to move onto the specifics of what we do with our eyes from mid-corner out to corner exit and the benefits it […]

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Why Your Braking Effort Could be Preventing Corner Entry Progress

As I have talked about in the past, your braking effort is more than just hitting a braking point, slamming on the anchors until you reach your entry point, releasing them and steering. In truth, that isn’t actually very typical among less experienced riders, mainly because they won’t have that level of confidence to get […]

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How to Break Your Lean Barrier on Track: The Mental Blocks, and Steps to Take

In all the time I’ve been dealing with riders working their way up the track riding ranks I’d say that resistance to leaning the bike has got to be the most common roadblock I see. This typically comes from riders who are working to perform correct technique, but they reach a point where leaning the […]

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