These were written by a veteran championship racer with over 5 decades of racing and teaching experience. You'll find these tutorials quickly "CUT TO THE CHASE". Not pages and pages of generalizations and hyperbole. Good information presented simply with plenty of color diagrams'

Body Position Basics

Body Position Basics

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

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History of the Evolution of Aggressive "Body Position"

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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Food for Thought

Food for Thought

This is a short study, about athletes human ergonomics in competition.

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Lean Angle, Centers of Gravity &. Force Vectors

Lean Angle, Centers of Gravity &. Force Vectors

A quick look at how the Centers of Gravity combine when the rider is on the bike.

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Contact patch size VS BP

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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Total Weight on wheels VS Lean Angle

Total Weight on wheels VS Lean Angle

This looks at the effect lean angle has on total weight on the tires while straight VS leaned over in a corner.

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

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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Dynamics of rear wheel stepping out from spinning

Dynamics of rear wheel stepping out from spinning

This is a look at the differences in the forces acting on the bike when the rear tire spinning & when it's not spinning mid turn. Several color diagrams are used to more clearly visualize the forces.

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Fundamentals of Trail Braking

Fundamentals of Trail Braking

A look at the changes in brake pressures relative to changes in lean angle.

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Formula for Friction

Formula for Friction

Surface Area VS Friction

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Contact Patch size VS Friction Levels

Contact Patch size VS Friction Levels

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

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"The True Facts of the "Chicken Strip"

"The True Facts of the "Chicken Strip"

Do chicken strips mean a rider is slow?

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Problem with PANIC

Problem with PANIC

This describes what happens when a rider gets into panic mode and "Target Fixates" on a hazard.

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False Netrals

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

Engine Braking

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

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Problems With Observational Interpretations

Problems With Observational Interpretations

The following are two examples from my personal experiences with people trying to interoperate, strictly from observation.

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Tips For First Time Racers

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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Track Repaving Specs

These specs were compiled for me by the senior track paving expert, who was in charge of the repaving of Roebling Road Raceway in about 1990. This track repave was one of the few times, that did not get damaged the first time they put cars on it. The track was paved in the fall and remained closed till early spring. This information maybe a few years old and the types of materials and tools available may have changed but the procedures are the same.

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