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but it is never too late to make a change. If I have found over the years that if a rider can you need motivation to get yourself going, take a few minutes to imagine the realization of stay focused on a new skill for at least four your goal. Create a detailed picture in your sessions, that rider then begins to repeat that task reliably. Again, the key to ensuring the mind of what it would be like to have complete ability to stay on task is to ride at a pace where confidence on the bike, drop two seconds off there is no stress. This often only requires the your lap times, win a championship or just beat reduction of speed by 1-2 mph (which equates your buddy who’s been mocking you for being slow for the past couple seasons. Use this to about 1 to 2 seconds per lap). In order to create muscle memory, riders must focus not positive image to give you the patience and only on the quantity of practice but also the disciple it takes to start your season off right quality of the practice. It’s a little twist on the and make a difference that you will be able to old adage “practice makes perfect”. In truth, burn in and repeat for the remainder of your practice does not make perfect, perfect practice years riding a motorcycle. makes perfect. Until next time, ride fast, ride safe! The earlier in the season you start the better, SPORTBIKESINCMAG.COM | 129

SportBikes Inc Magazine April 2014  

SportBikes Inc Magazine April 2014