Designed to protect you from damage, self-generated resistance stops momentum. Understanding and mastering the friction zone is an essential skill for skilled riding and joyful living.
The motorcycle's friction zone is the area of resistance that occurs when the clutch is engaged, allowing transmission of power from the engine to the rear wheel. The energy source is the engine; the clutch is the resistance area and the operation of the rear wheel expresses the motorcycle's performance. The force must pass through the resistance area in order for the motorcycle to move forward.
Your universal spirit is the resource. The friction zone is created by the resistance created by your resistance, which responds to any change you perceive as a threat to survival. Resistance takes the form of thoughts, feelings and behaviors that impede the expression of true power.
10 concepts for mastering the friction zone
- Available power. All available energy is contained in the motorcycle and can be accessed through the controls. Most non-racers rarely operate their bikes at maximum capacity. You are completely nourished. Power does not come from anyone else, and no one takes it away. When your spirit expresses an invitation to adventure, a desire to change your life, or a transition, your resistance triggers resistance, you feel helpless. But power is always available.
- Let it go. Coordination of clutch lever and throttle precisely regulates power. You need to release the clutch lever at a certain point if you want to cross the friction zone and move forward. Fear causes you to limit your thoughts and beliefs. Being aware of them, thanking the ego for trying to protect you and then releasing them, allows you to overcome resistance and express yourself.
- Coordinated Clutch and Throttle Part 1. Release the clutch without inserting the throttle and the bike will slip and get stuck. Because of fear and uncertainty, new riders are shy with the throttle when releasing the clutch lever. The energy from the throttle must be greater than the resistance of the friction zone to progress. The fear of success can be as weak as the fear of failure. If you've achieved a set goal, such as learning a motorcycle, what else do you need to do? When you are shy to express yourself, the resistance wins and gets stuck.
- Coordinated Clutch and Throttle Part 2. Without the clutch lever fully released, you can't get anywhere with the full throttle, though the noise can be spectacular. Either it is neutral, or it may run through. Fewer throttles while releasing allow passage through the friction zone and thus progress more efficiently, with less stress – for rider and cyclist. You can use all kinds of energy for activities and create lots of buzz. Focusing on the negative leads to energy and makes it difficult to progress. It spends less energy in a positive direction and produces better results for the body, mind and spirit.
- Burn out. Moving the clutch further, especially with a high throttle valve, runs the risk of burns. Allowing it to resist energy encroachment will eventually result in personal burnout.
- Brakes. Using the rear brake in the friction zone helps maintain balance and prevents backward rolling. It may be stationary, but it will not lose its land. While stopping or slowing down, it may be appropriate for you to be overloaded, losing balance and falling back. You will need more energy to start over.
- Slow speed control. Each time it moves, it passes through the friction zone. This is a basic skill for slow speed control. Using the resistor energy in the friction zone to control the bike at low speeds requires a lot of ability. When you try something new, it goes through resistance, even if it's short. Learning how to divert resistance energy in a positive direction requires a lot of practice.
- Controls. You control the motorcycle alone. Whatever you do or how much energy you use, it responds to your guidance. Shape your life with the choices you make and the actions you take. Of course, things are out of your control, but you can always choose how you react. No one else can move you in the friction zone.
- Progression. Each time you shift gears, you get into the friction zone. This progress is needed when you travel anywhere. By gaining experience, you become more confident and adept at moving up through the friction zone without losing momentum. Life is full of new beginnings and challenges. He meets the friction zone several times and realizes that he must teach the skills needed to move to a higher level of awareness. As you exercise, your confidence and ability to move in your own friction zone will increase. You can easily move on without losing momentum.
- Focus. Eye control is an essential skill taught in the first hour of a basic motoring course. Quickly learns to go where you are looking. An overview of the controls does not help the friction zone. They'll be there for you when you need them. Focus on your goal and go for it. Focusing on abundance and gratitude will help you get through the friction zones of life. Listen to your thoughts, feelings, and beliefs, and evaluate whether they are advancing or staying in the friction zone.
Whether you want to ride a motorbike or live a full life, understanding and mastering the friction zone is an essential skill for experienced riding and joyful living.