Informative Articles


These were written by a veteran racer with over 5 decades of racing experience.

False Netrals

This is a topic that strikes fear into the hearts of many riders, both new and experienced! This topic is one of my lectures in my school. I’ll try to give you the condensed version here.

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Engine Braking

A detailed explanation of the effects and problems of engine braking.

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"The True Facts of the "Chicken Strip"

Do chicken strips mean a rider is slow?

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Tips For First Time Racers

Over the past several decades I have seen multitudes of new riders, who are just starting their racing career, make the same mistakes over and over again. There are several common mistakes the majority of new bees make when prepping their bike for racing. These mistakes end up with the rookie not have a good experience at their first few race weekends.

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Problems With Observational Interpretations

The following is a short story about a personal experience with a coach who was teaching his students by strictly watching my riding/BP style.

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Trail Braking

The basic concepts and purpose of Trail Braking on the race track.

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History of the Evolution of Aggressive "Body Position"

This is written by a racer who was there during the evolution of body position through trial and error and was instrumental in development of the most effective style.

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Body Position Basics

A short description of "WHEN" BP is needed and useful.

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Contact patch size VS BP

Addressing the theory that hanging off the bike gives a bigger contact patch and more traction.

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Contact Patch size VS Friction Levels

Below are questions posed to two Mechanical Engineers/Physics Professors about the confusion of the change in tire contact patch size and change in traction levels.

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Formula for friction

Friction vs. surface area calculations.

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Road Atlanta's Gravity Cavity

This is one one the short stories, about Road Atlanta's Gravity Cavity in my E-book "So... There I Was"

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Forces Acting on the Motorcycle’s Centers of Gravity (part 1)

This article covers some of the science behind the forces acting on the Center of Gravity (CG) and the tires and how they apply to the movements of a motorcycle. Knowledge of this particular subject is totally optional for the rider or racer. Riders can be successful in riding and racing without knowing these scientific principles. However, it is good to know these dynamics, if one wants to understand the science of how a bike actually operates or just wants to be able to carry on an intelligent conversation about motorcycle movements. Knowledge and understanding of these forces are useful, when teaching and explaining performance techniques to new riders/racers, some of whom will actually ask intelligent questions. So if you are curious then read on.

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