“Back in 2019….”
“I’m 5 seconds off place from last year.. well 2019 I mean…”
“I used to run…”
“My times are down”
These are all things I have heard several times this year, and have also said myself. Yes, comparing data is useful, but we have to take all data points into account. After listening to Ken Hill podcasts on repeat all year, he calls out that lap times should be the last thing to focus on. They are a result of every little thing we do. But let us really look at “everything”. It’s more than suspension, gearing, mechanical / bike changes. How about physical fitness? Mental fitness? All good there?
How I feel in Turn 3 vs. reality: