2013年6月30日日曜日

Sodegaura took my virgin knee

At Sodegaura I managed to get my knee down for the first time.  It's an exhilarating feeling to have your knee slide across the pavement at 20-40mph, because at my level of skill I'm obviously not looking at how fast I'm going in a hairpin.

[Video coming soon]

I talked to an older gentleman on the track who gave me some pointers for getting my knee down.

Some of the things he told me, if I recall correctly (might be mixed with other advice I have received before):

-Stand on the balls of your feet on the very edge of the peg, for both feet.
-Outside leg, heel pressed hard against the rear-set plate.
-Inside leg, heel pressed against rear-set plate.
-Slide forward a little bit when shifting your butt
-Keep your leg wide open.

AND TOUCHDOWN!