Not crashing, and lines. And not accidentally peeing on my suit when I take a teetee break.
The first two answers talk about working on improving your lines which is certainly a valuable skill. How do you go about improving your lines around a track? Does it just come with the repetition throughout the day or are there specific things you do in order to help you recall and remember what line you wish to take?lap times..
which generally can only be improved if I get my lines and body position correct.
I like that you suggest experimentation because I think a lot of riders get in the habit of just repetition and they tend to run the same lines over and over again without really knowing if they are the best lines or not. Experimentation allows you to check out different lines, entries/exits to see what works best but it also gives you a good understanding of what to expect if you accidentally end up off line. How many times have you been surprised when you accidentally ran wide or over a bump that you didn't know was there...if you experimented and learned the entire track from different perspectives you might not be surprised when you end up taking a different line, for whatever reason.Repetition and experimentation. You know it when you blow a line or when you choose a different line that cuts down on time.
Having a control rider or faster friend illustrate why they do what they do on an overhead track map between sessions is helpful too, if they are good at teaching.
Truth, this right here takes so much time and I sometimes find myself regressing and then working up to a level I already attained.....:gun1:Entering turns while going fast is a skill that takes a long time to build up. You can enter corners at high speed as long as you have the confidence to do so; I see riders in general struggle with this over other skills.