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Magnawing
Male Senior Member
281 Posts


The Woodlands, TX
USA

Honda

VF750C

Posted - 05/28/2013 :  1:43 PM Follow poster on Twitter                      Like
A buddy from another forum recently returned from a trip to the Dragon and posted this video from several days of riding. I am reposting here with his permission with one specific purpose...especially for our resident Rider Coaches...if you watch from 1:50 to 2:00, there is an excellent example of looking through the turn as viewed from a bar mounted camera looking at the rider's face. It also shows some good examples of apexing turns in a few segments. The video creator has given permission for it to be used as needed if you so desire...it's a YouTube video so I'm not sure if permission is really needed but I gave him the courtesy of asking before reposting anyway...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...=DUpFWAzIYz8

Alabusa
Male Senior Member
254 Posts


Muscle Shoals, Alabama
USA

Suzuki

Extreme

Posted - 05/28/2013 :  4:25 PM
Good video and some good views of "looking where you want to go". Also, note his eyes never stop scanning. Very good practice to avoid fixating.

The following applies to the Dragon and a few other similar roads....back off the yellow lines in blind lefthand curves. Ride the outside to center of your lane as much as possible as it is common to meet vehicle straddling the center line. Especially big trucks swinging wide to make the corners.
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Magnawing
Male Senior Member
281 Posts


The Woodlands, TX
USA

Honda

VF750C

Posted - 05/29/2013 :  2:27 PM Follow poster on Twitter
quote:
Good video and some good views of "looking where you want to go". Also, note his eyes never stop scanning. Very good practice to avoid fixating.


That's the main reason I posted here...also, if you watch the guy on the yellow VMax (video editor), although you can't see his eyes, you'll notice that his head turns noticeably as he goes through the turns.
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