"I didn't learn enough about bike set-up when I was younger. I just rode it and if it was wrong I would just adapt to it and that followed me through my career. When I was practising I'd just ride differently or miss the bumps but when you come to ride world level you can't help but hit those bumps and then you're a second or more off the pace.

"On the days when the bike was working well I shined but on the days it wasn't I didn't have the knowledge to make that difference. That's an obvious regret, other than that I haven't had many. I've now learned more about bike set-up in the last two years than I ever have and I think that's because I've started prepping my own practice bikes. I thought 'this is ridiculous, I work on my RC cars all the time so why can't I do the same on my bikes'."

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