Jo Rhett (jorhett) wrote,
Jo Rhett

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Apparently I have only one speed.

My ex500 is finally in Zoran's hands (where it should have been to start with) so I had to either cancel my Infineon trackday or take my street bike. Since I really need the Infineon time, I chose to take my street sv650 and just go slow, enjoy myself. I set myself a target time of 2:10 per lap.

It was especially important that I use my feet properly and get my weight off the bars, as per Craig Weirman's suggestion.

So I found someone who was just-a-little-frustrating and starting chasing him through the pack, around the slower riders. Glanced up when running down the straight and realized we'd just put in a 2:04 lap. Huh. My best lap EVER here was only a second faster.

So the next session I went out just to practice. Got out early and had an empty track, got to focus on lines and such. In fact, I did this every session for the rest of the day, and didn't get caught up in too many chases. This is good, because I have trouble not chasing people down.

But the last session of the day, I was feeling really good - doing every corner correctly with the new style, feeling confident. And did 4 laps in a row with solid 2:02s. That's a full second faster than I've ever gone at Infineon, and I was cruising.

So apparently, the difference between "cruising" and "racing" ain't much for me. I only got one speed...
Tags: motorcycle, racing

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