Guys, I need a pep talk. Out in Boston I'm closing out another season with no offs ::Knock on wood. Let two cars go for road Karma::.
But I'm find myself wussing out in corners. After a wild ride on empty streets tonight, I realized just how tame I've been riding.
You know how it goes. You see a promising corner approaching. Nice road grade, well paved, slightly sharp angle. A little exclamation point appears over your head and you think, "I wonder what speed and lean angle I could hit that at." You're moving along at a good clip. So what'll it be bub: maintain steady throttle, increase lean and roll it on from the get go? Or feather the breaks, downshift steadily and try for a non-emasculating apex launch.
Well, lately, I've been going for the downshift.
Maybe I'm just still too new. Maybe I don't trust my bike yet. Or maybe its because I lost some good chrome last time I rode with a Daytona at dusk. But I'm not pushing myself.
Is your knee on the ground ? Cause if not, means you can go faster/harder.