- Oct 19, 2006
All this talk about sliding turns in the front brake thread has got me wanting to know more about flat tracking. The trouble is, I've got nobody to teach me. I've been experimenting with different things on my local track. There is a 3rd gear, slow right hander which I am staring to be able to slide all of the way around with some consistency. It's hard for me to experiment with things in the faster turns, though. The same track has a fast, 4th gear left hander. It's so hard to try things out when running at the top of 4th because if you don't do it right, it could really hurt. A couple of times I have hit this turn going fast enough to slide, but both wheels break loose after which I need to take a few calm down laps. I've been breaking the bike loose with the breaks. How do you flat trackers do it? The races I've been to, it seems like the riders are entering the turns at full throttle.