Like with every other domain in recent times,
the domain of motorcycle track riding and racing
is going too fast forward.
Both in the realms of assistance for the bike and the rider.
Because it is going too fast forward,
it is going backward.
Bikes have the latest and greatest automation and programming
thanks to the many advanced and qualified (read: delusional)
mechanics and technologists.
Riders are equipped with the latest and greatest physique cues and riding technique
thanks to the equally smart and talented (read: blind)
- "ists" - physiotherapists, massage therapists, kinesiologists, etc.
Who am I to lash such seemingly audacious insults
with such seemingly audacious authority?
Really, a nobody.
Because I am a nobody,
I know nothing.
Because I know nothing,
I happen to have the trait most desirable
by all of mankind in modern times...
I AM EMPTY.
You read that right.
In a world overflowing with
claiming to know this and that,
I openly claim to knowing nothing.
That is what the odometer reads on my 1-month-old superbike.
(Which also happens to be my very first bike.)
And I will say it openly, bluntly, plainly,
is horribly wrong
with the world of MotoGP, WorldSBK, moto2, moto3, etc.
If you are fuming,
If you are about to explode - "NON SENSE!",
(And leave. Thank you.)
If you are still reading,
If I did not scare you away,
If that which you think is your "curiosity",
I welcome you.
However, and you may have realized this,
will not be satiated by just this post.
You will have to come back again.
Because all that is wrong with the domain of MotoGP, WorldSBK, and the like
cannot be course-corrected
if I just list them one by one.
They must be realized by another.
Someone unlike me.
Someone who is not a nobody.
Someone with authority.
(Or seemingly so ;))
Human beings time and again make the same mistake.
totally reject simplicity
and find home in
They do this not to achieve something coveted or glorious.
They do this...
for ITS OWN SAKE.
The grand mistake
that humans have made in this domain
They exchanged the need to use their own Body AS IS
for the requirements of some ultra-modern racing machine
equipped with all sorts of controls and mechanisms.
They completely evaded the hunt for a simple and superior Way
for one of the many cookie-cutter complicated and inferior ones.
Every time I see some worshipped professional rider
performing the coveted "knee drag" to cut through a corner,
showcasing their hard-worked-upon "extreme lean angle",
but then falling at the slightest challenge of traction
due to natural circumstances,
I am reminded of the stupidity that the industry has fallen deep into.