pete

Superbike School Riding Coach
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About pete

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    Deputy Chief Riding Coach WW
  • Birthday 03/17/1979

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    Los Angeles
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    Motorcycle's, Computers (Macs), Hockey, and Underground Hip Hop.

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  1. Does your handle have anything to do with the Jerky Boys?
  2. Way too much ammo for Lyle. We actually started to call him Phish because of the beard and hat he wore to Las Vegas a while back. He looked like a guy from "The Deadliest Catch".
  3. Oops. I missed the rhetorical part. I would agree with you on using the peg to swing out your knee.
  4. I'm not sure you got a full answer on this. When we are talking about hanging-off, there will be some weight on the inside peg; it's pretty much unavoidable. There is a difference between someone "weighting" the peg and having weight on the peg. Weighting the peg by putting forcing on it is unnecessary, and will not steer the bike effectively. Having a little bit of weight to help support some mass (like your leg) is okay. Most of the body weight should be held onto the bike via the lock-on (by pivoting off the outside peg and wedging the knee/thigh into the tank). Make sense?
  5. You are correct, and you will learn and experience all of this at the camp! BEst, The wheel doesn't remain turned in the opposite direction of the turn, once you release pressure off the bars the wheel tracks back into the direction of the turn. You counter steer every turn weather you think you do or not. Oops.... I misread this: "the wheel remains turned the opposite direction of the turn??????" I'm actually sitting here laughing out loud at myself, and slightly embarrassed. If the wheel did stay in the opposite direction you would steer the thing into the ground.
  6. You are correct, and you will learn and experience all of this at the camp! BEst,
  7. Hi Ben, I pay close attention to this myself, and notice a definite difference when I do. Here are some areas that I target and would recommend to others: 1. Abdominal muscles. This will help you hold up your body, instead of strangling the bars. 2. Groin muscles. 3. Calf and quads. Both 2 and 3 are for holding onto the bike as well. More strength and flexibility in these areas will allow you to hold on better while hanging-off, and while bracing under heavy braking. These are the areas that feel the weakest or are sore after that first rusty school of the year, and no prior work-out. Of course cardio is good for overall endurance, but personally, strong legs really pays off. Hope this helps.
  8. Hi Ronen, Welcome to the forum! Glad you enjoyed your experience AND you improved your riding. That's why we do it! And thank you for the invitation to question your knowledge of physics. I just might take you up on it. Best,
  9. I saw a preview for it. I'm not sure what the programing will be like, but hopefully it's good for motorcycling.
  10. Did you forget to attach it? can't seem to find where I should download it from... (maybe it's the first intelligence test to see if I qualify for riding coach ) You should be able to click on the 'download the application' text and it will download it. I just tried it and it worked. If you are having computer related problems, PM me and I'll email it to you directly. Best,
  11. An interesting thing that Keith and Dylan have pointed out, is that even when someone is backing-it-in, or when steering with the rear (as mentioned above), to some degree the bike is still traveling in a straight line, and is not actually moving 100% in the intended direction. I also have to agree with Bullet. If I was given a bunch of toys to play with and break, and not have to pay for them or fix them, I'd be experimenting with more than just rear wheel spin on entry.
  12. I'll be there too. Glad you signed up, you'll for sure have 10x the fun.
  13. Glad you got it sorted out. Did you also check for the dampener, etc.?
  14. The trip was very enjoyable -thanks Carey. We all work very hard here at the school, so when we get an opportunity to work and have fun at the same time, it's always enjoyed. I do fart a lot. All the pro riders do it.
  15. Yeah, it was rough. Had to wake up to the view of the coast and mountains around 7:30 AM. Then talked about motorcycles and riding, watched guys ride, and helped some out -all while working on my tan. I totally felt like a work slave, disgruntled and all.