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Your guide to road and trackday strategies for choosing the best path forward…

Some people have a knack for ordering, Sarranging and creating space. Artists put brush strokes exactly where they want them to create illusions of space and the things in it. Designers configure materials into forms and objects of beauty or usefulness. Architects build functional and pleasing spaces for people to live, work, or hang out in. They all have a plan and a purpose.

That’s pure art, right there, from a modern day Caravaggio...

Lines are how you handle space with a motorcycle. They’re where you place the bike and the arc you use to get through the corner. Lines define the real estate used to negotiate the turns, which make up the angles of entry, middle and exit. How you arrange and use the space on the Tarmac, from initial tilt-in to completion, is your line. Starting out creating your lines – or following others’ – with the simple purpose of getting through the corner is fine; a solid and very practical purpose. But it’s not the only one, just as a painting can have very different kinds of brush strokes or an architectural masterpiece can have various but meshing styles.

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