Grand Prix Scout often preaches the importance of cross-training as it is vital in maintaining both mental and physical strength during your time off the circuit. Now, what if I told you that a simple, everyday activity constitutes as motorcycle cross-training? Today’s lesson focuses on just that -the importance of utilizing ordinary, routine actions to help improve specific skill sets. It doesn’t need to be a race car and it sure doesn’t need to be on a race track, but driving a car can in-fact supplement your riding skills. Whether it be a conceptual idea applied to motorcycles or a physical act, your everyday driving routine could be helping you more than you know.
“…Once you relate a car’s steering-wheel angle to a bike’s lean angle, your four-wheeled practice motorcycle starts to make a lot of sense. Riders must be smoother and lighter with brakes and throttle when we have a bunch of lean angle, and the same is true for cars with steering-wheel angle. All the smoothness you need on two wheels can be practiced on four… Drive it with the intention to constantly improve your riding, to increase your focus and motor skills in a relatively low-risk environment so they are scalpel sharp when you need them—on your track- or streetbike.”
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