I first want to explain how I was able to do this event. I got a great opportunity, out of the blue, to be able to go ride on a scholarship through the Ethan Gillam Memorial Chasin’ a Dream Foundation. Someone nominated me anonymously and they don’t know how grateful I am. So thank you very much to whomever you are!
Saturday afternoon, after I was done doing some yardwork at home we left the house. We arrived at my buddy Dante’s house in Lawrenceville, he and his family were kind enough to let us stay at their house. Dante was to going to Supercamp as well. I was really excited to have a buddy there with me.
Early on Sunday we met up at Supercamp in the chilly temperatures. When we got there, I found that I knew several other people that were taking the camp. We were on TTR-125s this weekend that on average made 10 horsepower. There, we were taught the basics on how to slide the bike. We were on a short track oval to start out with where we did several drills. One example was one hand on the gas cap and feet on the pegs, even on the wet, slick track! It was a crazy day and we had a blast!
On the second day we moved up to the horseshoe track and had warmer conditions which were easier on us in the morning. Everybody had a general idea on how to slide the bike and now we were sharpening our new acquired skills by free riding, more drills, and more seat time. My favorite drill was the take off and braking drill. This is where we were able to go one at a time into a corner and slide the bike sideways into the corner and idle out. It’s really hard to explain all the great skills we learned; I highly suggest that everyone take the camp.
The skills that I have learned at Supercamp will translate into how to pilot a sliding roadrace bike and getting it to change direction. This will help me be safer and be able to go faster out on the track. I can’t wait to go back and learn more!
February 25, 2014
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