This will be my first season racing. I have tried to ask local racers but no one wants to help. My question is, when your at the edge of your tires limits what is your bike doing to let you know your about to crash?
That is very, very wrong. You can easily "outride" a good tire with things like bad form, bar input, and yes, throttle input.I haven't pushed that far yet.. But as long as you have a good tire.. I have seen video and pictures of people dragging their bikes on the ground with sparks flying.. Then bring it back up and carry on.
I honestly dont think you really can outride good tires unless you break traction with your wrist. Or create a pivot point by forcing your bike into the ground
I'm sure someone will be able to chime in and give better info though..
By the time you realize you are high siding, you have highsided. It happens so blindingly fast that you need not concern yourself with this at all. No joke.If my bike were to start high siding that's the action. so what's your reaction? Same with a low side. What would you try to do to save it?
So true...I was an instructor last year new track riders and new racers. The majority of newbie crashes are due to target fixation and running of the track and falling in the grass or as painful just said, bad rider input. Be smooth and look where you want to go and you will be fine.That is very, very wrong. You can easily "outride" a good tire with things like bad form, bar input, and yes, throttle input.
By the time you realize you are high siding, you have highsided. It happens so blindingly fast that you need not concern yourself with this at all. No joke.
Now that I covered all that, forget it all. Really. I mean you absolutely no disrespect and I wish you very well for your first race weekend but the simple truth is that you will be NOWHERE near the limits of traction if you are just starting out.
Nearly every rookie crash I have ever seen has been caused by one or both of those two things.
You will have a million things running around in your head, and the limits of tire traction should not be one of them at this point in your racing career.
Relax, take a breath, and just focus on being smooth and having fun =)