QI just got back from my first trackday of the year and my legs are killing me! At first I thought it was just because I hadn’t ridden for six months but I now realise I was putting a lot of weight on my inside leg in the turns which I didn’t do before. What has changed?
AI’m glad it’s your legs hurting, not your wrists. It means you’re trying to be light on the ’bars, but it should be the outside leg that does most of the work connecting yourself to the bike. Have a check at how far away from the tank you are sitting. If you’re right up against it you end up wedged there and instead of moving yourself across the saddle when you hang off, you end up rotating around the tank, outside knee losing connection with the tank and so the inside leg does a lot more work. Sit back a little, about a clenched fist’s distance away from the tank, and you’ll be able to slide across until your outside knee can lock on to the tank, securing yourself solidly.
Taking ‘stretching one’s legs’ a step too far...