Saturday, May 14, 2011
Volta aas aulas.
Back to school.
Gracas aos Deuses da California Superbike School, aperfeicoei muito a tecnica (apesar de estar longe da perfeicao) nas curvas, a ponto de colocar o joelho no chao em todas as curvas, de direita e esquerda, de alta e baixa velocidade. Este ano tambem foi especial porque parte das licoes foram dadas por Keith Code (que voce provavelmente nao conhece), o maior instrutor de motociclismo de todos os tempos e criador da Escola (com “e” maiusculo mesmo).
Agora eh praticar nos terriveis autodromos de Moscou durante o verao ateh chegar a hora de ir para Almeria, Espanha, para melhorar os tempos de volta e a visao periferica, que ainda tem muito a melhorar. Pode conferir aqui no video.
Two weeks ago, I went back to school. Better yet: back to paradise: Calafat, Spain. There is where you can find one of the best racetracks in the world for motorbikes. This year, I went there to sharpen the (still very rough) edges. It’s amazing: the better you think you are riding, the worse you are actually riding. Each detail changes everything. Especially your confidence going through the turns.
Thank God(s from the California Superbike School,), I was able to perfect my technique (even though it’s still faaaar from perfect) to the point where I could touch the tarmac with my knee in every turn, right or left, fast or slow. This year was also special because part of the lessons were given by Keith Code (someone you probably never heard of) himself, the best racing instructor of all times, and founder of the School (with a capital “s”).
Now all I have left is to practice in the terrible tracks around Moscow during the summer and wait for the moment I can fly to Almeria, Spain, to lower my lap times in general and my peripheral vision that also needs a lot of improvement. Check the video.