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Cobie Fair

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Cobie Fair last won the day on January 19

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About Cobie Fair

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    Chief Riding Coach World Wide
  • Birthday 09/30/1960

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    La Crescenta
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    The School and training riders keeps me pretty busy. I like action pistol shooting, woodworking, welding, dirt bike riding, hanging with my kids.

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  • Have you attended a California Superbike School school?
    1982 was the first one

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  1. Cobie Fair

    2018, need more riding coaches!

    Dear All,We are looking for qualified coach candidates. Following is adescription of we need, and after that an application.If you are interested, or think you might qualify, please read the followingcarefully, and return only the application (download here).Regards,Cobie FairChief Riding CoachCalifornia Superbike SchoolOverall description:1. Racing experience is preferred. Really we have to see the riding toanswer if the riding skill level will be adequate. Most of our students arestreet riders, but we do need someone that can set an excellent example for abroad range of skills.2. Friendly, personable, upbeat, high ethical standards, fit in with therest of our team is a must.3. Excellent communication and observation skills. Also willing to betrained and do homework. The coach training is vigorous, not for thewimpy. Every aspect of what you do is examined, honed, tested, and improvedon a regular basis.4. The positions are part time for independent contractors but we need aminimum of 10-15 school days per year.5. Tryout is not paid. That is usually 1 day at a racetrack, you provideyour own bike and gear.6. After the tryout, there is a short probation period, but we pay alltravel and other expenses, you use our bike, gear, etc. Probation perioddepends on you and how much work you are putting into your training.7. After probation, coaches are paid according to their instructor skilllevel, how many of our training programs they have completed. Starts about$170 per day, goes up from there.Getting all these together in the same package is the hard part. Truthfullywe are a very dedicated, serious-about-being-the-best bunch, and it shows.About 1 in 40 that apply even get accepted for the training, much less makeit past the probation stage. If you have it in mind that this is just aprestigious job for you show others how well you ride, that it will be a coolway to improve your own riding and get lots of track time, then this is notthe right thing for you, and your reasons for coming are not the same as ours.We are a school, we train riders and racers and we do that totally. We don'tgive jobs to our friends because we like them.Download the application and email it to me.
  2. Cobie Fair

    Forum Changes

    We are going to do some changing, and consolidating of the forum, certainly we'd like to hear what you think of them so don't be bashful. Webmaster is not my first occupation, so expect to be entertained a little as we go through the process. Best, Cobie (Or in the parlance of the modern generation, "Forum Moderation Team" or some such generic un-signed complimentary close)
  3. Cobie Fair

    Las Vegas, Classic Course

    Was interesting to hear a few of the coaches commenting on the drive home last night about the different levels of traction from yesterday (Sunday) to the day before. There had been a bit of rain overnight, and the track had been used as a parking lot for NASCAR previously. We surmised it cleaned off whatever was there. I'm fairly constantly amazed at the different levels of traction awareness there is. I think one reason is that if a rider doesn't know how to get the same response from a motorcycle (whatever the bike, whatever the conditions), there is going to be uncertainty, lack of confidence: "What is this bike really going to do to me?" Another way to look at this would be, is it the bike, the surface, or is it the rider? CF
  4. Cobie Fair

    New Schuberth lid

    The fit for me is better than the SR1. It sits higher on the head, works better for performance (down low on the bike) riding. And it's fantastically light, with a lot of air flow inside. As with previous model, it took a break-in period...it was almost too tight to start, but has broken in nicely.
  5. Really, that's a nice result! Best, Cobie
  6. Cobie Fair

    School Laptimes

    Hey JB, Well, we spent the big bucks and went with the new timing system, mylaps. Same one as used by the AMA. Either your bike or ours, doesn't matter, we'll put a transponder on it. I recommend for anyone. It's pretty interesting what it can show. The times won't compare to race lap times, we have a firm passing rule. But one can see what skills help the most, when a rider is more consistent, where he/she could be weaker. Lap times, good measuring aid!
  7. Cobie Fair

    Lowering the body

    There is another physical point, more for the older guys...(I'm 56). I find that if I don't really, really stay hydrated, my neck gets tight, and just doesn't want to move. A chiropractor I like once told me that the disks dehydrate like anything else, and spinal fluid is pretty thick, about like molasses. Another reason to hydrate.
  8. Sorry, just saw this... That is a broad spectrum answer...one can move along quite nicely, and then dawdle a little on the straights and it can make a big difference in lap times. For a street rider, being 30-40 seconds off record setting pace is actually pretty decent start.
  9. Cobie Fair

    Lowering the body

    In the photos above, the one with the rider down low, it was brought up that his head (and maybe a little of the torso) is not as far to the inside. I think that is where diff in lean angle comes from. As for street applicablity, I for sure don't hang off when riding on the street (w/lower body). One reason is I'm just too lazy. But...if one can take out some lean angle (use less), and in particular do it quickly if needed by getting the upper body more to the inside, this can be a good thing: water across the road, sand/dirt, or some other traction reducing issue.
  10. Cobie Fair

    Preload Mathematics

    The guys at Catalyst Reaction are good too. CF
  11. Cobie Fair

    Lowering the body

    Good photos/comparison. Wish for one more with the riders upper body to the inside and also down lower...see how that correlates to the change in CG.
  12. Yeah, it's pretty good overall pace there, long fast front straight. A staff favorite.
  13. Cobie Fair

    Best Riding Experience/moment

    Pretty dang good list from Misti, hard to top. My kids don't ride! Kids in the city these days, things are changing. I did a career day, took one of the School S1000rr's and went to my daughter's school, rode the bike right up to the classroom, and rode it down the (exterior) hallway when I left, daughter on back. The point is, aside from entertaining myself at her school, when I asked how many rode bicycles, the majority said no...wow, blew me away. CF
  14. Cobie Fair

    Hand Position

    Fascinating...I think we adjust a lot of levers.
  15. 1:55, that won't be for the North Course, maybe the full course.