Trust your peripheral vision. Don't stare at every anomaly on the road, you'll end up exactly where you're looking. Be aware it's there (peripherally) and go around it, never looking directly at it.
You will automatically go wherever you look. Where do you want to go?:smokin:
Yep. You should be “looking” everywhere. When you watch those YouTube videos where a guy (or gal) just ran off the road for no real good reason, odds are they target fixated on something. We have all done it. It happens. Try not to do that. :laughing:
Your eyes are faster than your head. You can’t turn your head fast enough to “see” everything, so you move your head the direction you want to go and use your eye to look all around (if that makes sense).
A here’s an exercise one of my instructors made us do. I hope I can explain it right over typing.
Sit on your couch looking forward. Now turn your head 90* to the left and pick an object to look at. Now turn your head to 45* and find an object. Back to straight forward (o*) and pick an object, then do the same to the right. Make a quick sweep to make sure you have all 5 objects in your head.
Make a head sweep a few times. Now, leave your head at straight forward and move your eyes to pick out those same objects from left to right. Now, eliminate moving your eyes to the 90* spots. Use your peripheral to see the 90* spot from the 45* spot and continue on. At the end, look straight forward with your eyes forward and make a sweep from left to right using just your peripheral to identify each object from left to right. Try this exercise several times. When you get fast at it you’ll see how slow your head is vs your eyes.
I hope that all came out right. :homer:
The funny part is, this stuff works for driving or even just walking down the street. And for you guys that have a jealous wife/girlfriend it’s great for facing straight ahead and “looking” at the hot blond off to the side of you. :grinpimp: :smokin:
^^ Thanks very much to both of you for the wisdom and advice, it is not falling on deaf ears. Trying to soak up everything I can. I stumbled upon the TOTW2 videos on the youtubes. They are super cheesy, but there is a ton of content beyond the cheese. Links/Books added to my list. Thanks again! :beer:I think Keith Code wrote about peripheral training in Twist of the Wrist? I dunno, been awhile, but still a great read (and TOTW2:grinpimp Don't do the DVD's. They are cheesy cheesy cheesy, LOL
"Proficient Motorcycling" is a little preachy but also a really good book as well, more street oriented than track.
Wow, that's clean! :smokin: