Economy of motion...

KMC440
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12/9/2017 10:47am
This is a tip for the newer riders. You older farts like me are stuck in your ways Cool .
I'm watching a race from months ago and I'm reminded how a quiet upper body equals speed.

At times we think "massaging" or "body english" on the bike is going to give us more speed out of a turn or into one. The fact is all it results in is wasted energy. So the next time you ride try to keep your upper body quiet and centered over the tank/bars. Your lap times may go down for a bit as you grow as a rider, but they'll come back and your energy will be much better for the second moto.

Ride smart. Smile
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kkawboy14
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12/9/2017 10:49am
......and unlock your hips!
12/9/2017 12:36pm
Everts was the man to watch for that, he would probably lose out on the modern 'jumpy' mx tracks but on a traditional style circuit, effortless.
KMC440
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12/9/2017 1:58pm
Kwaki boy doesn't understand that it goes back to the old saying "slower is faster".
It doesn't always relate to things you immediately think of.
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12/9/2017 2:07pm
More posts like this would be great on vital, but sadly everyone on here is already pro.
Thanks

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KMC440
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12/9/2017 2:44pm Edited Date/Time 12/9/2017 2:47pm
Just a thought ... thanks 4190twofi... ummm

Maybe it'll help someone.

Going to Gamblers Hockey in a bit tonight. Gotta get outta the house !!

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