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Cobie Fair

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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. Jaybird, The skills build one on the other, with quite a thoroughly researched progression, and relationship. That being said, working on one skill at a time is the proven approach. Let's say a rider works on his Throttle Control, but has no clear idea of line. In the next class for Level 1, we discuss lines, and the components of them (one of which is good Throttle Control). So when we set out the Turn Points (to help create good lines) the rider often finds out he had a line that didn't allow for good Throttle Control. We do realize this is a lot to master, all the skills of each level. The coaches are trained in how to deal with this, and adjust the "drinking from a firehose". There is more to this, of course, but there's a mini-view. CF
  2. Overall, and we've done the track since it opened, we've had very few wet days at The Ridge in July.
  3. I'm constantly gripping and re-gripping/adjusting my hand. Easy enough to do, if well attached to the bike with the lower body.
  4. Being honest with oneself, a bit of a skill. Honest, yet not beat up on oneself, also a skill. Big part is just being able to observe. Keith is frickin' amazing at being able to observe.
  5. Don't tell anyone, just continue to act immature (that's my story anyway).
  6. Wish we could...but with 30 bikes, that's a task/cost!
  7. Have to agree all the way on that. Got some great info from Dylan on these tires (he's well educated on them) and they work better in every category but street wear. So the Q3+ is an excellent tire, but the Q4 would be the one for strict track riding for sure.
  8. I did! Some silly minor eye infection, and I didn't have time to go to the doc! It was gone a day or so later, but yeah...small children and old people were warned to stay away.
  9. For sketchy riding conditions, what's gonna give the maximum possible traction...can one beat 40 front/60 rear? And add to that, which would you rather have slide, the front or the rear?
  10. Let's touch on one thing: bike doesn't turn as well when the throttle is on, even just maintenance throttle. When off throttle, bike weight is forward, more on the front, steering angle is steeper, wheelbase is shorter--the bike turns better. Does anyone know a single turn where braking is done, then gas on, then bike turned,? As mentioned earlier by trueblue550 (Streets of Willow Springs) there are series of turns where the throttle is stopped for a moment to complete the steering (T 4-5), or where rolling it on puts the rider too wide for the next turn in point (T5-T6). These are situations where there is a series of turns, the following one dictating the exit of the previous turn.
  11. It's a big subject at the schools these days, we see it a lot. One point that comes up as the cause is....too low turn entry speed. But...that has to be brought up gradually, or one gets into the minus is too much entry speed, a challenge to juggle. If it were easy, likely wouldn't be so much fun when you get it right :).
  12. Been universally liked by most for the position, and the handling (I'm riding it more aggressively in the turns than I did my 2018.
  13. "Cracked on" is different in some places. In the UK it used to mean "pin it". In the US it means, from off throttle, to just begun, take the tension out of the chain. The roll on part comes next, crack on is finished.
  14. sticker sets are a good one, like that.
  15. Me too! Let me know if something does come around! I don't spend much time in front of the boob tube, aside from watching movies with the family.
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