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H2 in the canyons yesterday

highlights of passes swapping back-n-forth in yesterday's run through the canyons

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Video or it didn't happen.
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what??? you don't see the video in my post above..?
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lol.I think Ola's jus messin wit ya!But I do have a question.How far ahead are you looking?Feetwise I mean.Really nice vid Racer.
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@Racer...tires?Speeds in those corners?

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.How far ahead are you looking?Feetwise I mean.Really nice vid Racer.
It depends on how fast I'm going at the time. The farther down the road you look the more things slow down for you. If you are looking 10' in front of your tire everything will be happening too fast. In the tight twisty stuff I'm picking up reference points, braking markers, apex etc.., once I have gotten to that point I'm looking through the turn (down the road). In the really fast sections I'm only looking way down the road. This will help illustrate:

This is a frame from my camera as I'm coming through the apex of turn 1 at Willow Springs, it's a very fast turn and I'm already on the gas hard at this point. At this point I already know that I'm going through the apex so there is no point in looking down at the curbing. If you look straight ahead that can take you off the track. I am looking down at green tower in turn 2 (see red arrow). That helps pull me through the turn. The bike is going to go where you look.



And here is a shot of me approaching turn 2 and the green tower that I pick up from turn 1.



Every track has references like this in every turn, you just have to train yourself to look for them. The canyons are the same if you get to know the suroundings.

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@Racer...tires?Speeds in those corners?
I only run on slicks that I have used on the track. I use Dunlop soft on the front and super soft on the rear 200/60.
Down below is a pic of my tire after running the canyons Sunday. What's unusual about this is the tire looks like it just rolled off the track (shredded) usually on the street it looks smoother because you aren't on the gas as hard as at the track, but Sunday I was really hammering it out there.
As for speeds it really depends where I'm at, but usually well over 100mph, about 140 in the fast corners after the straights where I was doing well over 200.

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Okay!Hey thanks Racer.Most of my corners I can't see all the way throughSome I can.I know the roads pretty well.I'll try looking farther out.When I can.I stay well ahead of the bike for sure.

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