After a quick stretching session, everyone changed into riding gear, and headed out to our Yamaha TT-R125s, where Rich began teaching us correct body position. When cornering, sit to the outside corner of the seat, inside leg out, hips pivoted to the inside of the turn, toes in to shift, using rear brake almost exclusively, except when stopping in a straight line. Rich’s flat track-style attack of corners involves downshifting and braking simultaneously, then dipping the bike deep into the turn as you pivot on the inside foot, throttling out when the bike is facing the exit of the turn. In theory, it makes sense. But in practice? That’s a whole different kettle of fish. As someone who’s ridden mostly pavement for over a decade, these were all counterintuitive.