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  • Birthday 08/30/1970

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  • Have you attended a California Superbike School school?
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  1. I think I have a solution. A sandwich. You can do one of two things with it: eat it, or jam (or some styrofoam) between your butt and the back of the seat. You need more weight on the front. I can't speak on the suspension. I'll be learning that after I attend CSS in October.
  2. I found out on my wife's EX-650 that the bars are in the way. I still love the shape of the tank, and think I can melt into it better than my bike, except for those handlebars. I've put a lower one on, but it's still not the same as clip-ons.
  3. Howdy Sof. I've been in love with track since my first time out. I listened to some of the more advanced riders talk, and learned from further investigation into what they were talking about that I'll never know everything about track riding and sportbikes. That further deepened my love for it. I'm in a profession where it's literally impossible to know everything about it, and my mind requires lots of stimulation, so I need a hobby that requires the same. I found it in motorcycles. Between the mechanical aspect and riding aspect, I'll never know everything, and if I sit here and get tired of studying medicine, I can always turn to motorcycles and riding.
  4. Good write-up. I know that I'm not going to be pulled into the pits and told I'm doing great in the first place, but if something like that does happen and there is nothing constructive on top of it, I'm swingin'.
  5. Howdy. I'm guessing you're doing the two day later in November. I'm doing Oct/Nov. Good luck. Hope to see you on the forum.
  6. Howdy. Glad to have you. Also glad to hear so many people had such amazing experiences. I was at the races Sunday and saw a guy with a CSS shirt, and asked him what he thought about it. He was excited just to be able to share his experience. His eyes were wide open, and he didn't even stop to take a breath. That's including him telling me he didn't get much trackday the second day because of rain. I can't wait for the end of October.
  7. The answer about your query regarding BP and the fast guys is simple: it's not the BP that's making them faster, but their experience. They've learned more than just BP during their time on the track, and you're seeing the results of that. I usually have pretty good BP, and some people who pass me do so with their heads where the outside mirror would be they're so crossed up, or they're not really crouched down. There are some BP positions that change the bikes functionality, and it takes adjustment on your managing the bike to get used to it. With time you'll become more comfortable at leaning and cornering, and you'll have worked on your BP so that you're at their level. Just try to mimic what they do slowly and you'll get the hang of it, and when it comes time for you to make some bigger adjustments, you'll be able to do it without much thought. Take a few riders for example. Haga will never get all the way down to the tank. He just doesn't. Mladin and Hodgson have almost the same BP, and it's horrible as far as professional riding goes. You can put Larry Pegram in that group as well. Spies and Lascourz get all the way down like you're probably talking about, and they're both doing great, but who's to say they wouldn't do as well if they were sitting up more. I saw Aquino race out at Firebird Raceway in Phoenix, and he had good BP, but he didn't look anything like Josh Herrin, as he does now. I'm guessing same coach. It's only advice, but I'd recommend making small adjustments to BP and focusing on those drills. I've spent lots of time focusing on BP, and yesterday watched a friend who put his focus on riding race in the amateur group. He was mixing it up with the advanced riders, and will be an advanced racer next season. And his BP sucks.
  8. So after a long summer off, it's FINALLY cool enough for trackdays to start back up. I'm riding next weekend, and besides MORE changes to my BP (I'm infatuated with BP), I'm also working on looking into the turn before I lean in. My question is: do I do this as a smooth transition, or do most of you pick a point and snap your heads? On the street, I've found that looking smoothly just before turning is better, but what I learn on this forum usually pays off in the long run.
  9. Great points Kevin. I've known a few people who've gone on the track with no rear brake, and these points never occurred to any of us. Something I'll know from now on. And Hodgson was MOVING. Fastest part of that track, and he decides to do cross country.
  10. That's just awesome. Congratulations. Maybe I should get some people with money to watch me ride at the track. At the very least they'll pitch some money to help.
  11. If your current riding position is your avatar, you're going to need much more work than BP to get faster, and more to concern yourself with to help the bike perform better. The knee dragging will come. Keep working on getting your BP down, and it will all fall into place.
  12. Is that the one in Utah? I looked into it and couldn't find anything wrong with it. If it is the one in Utah, they have 3 day schools. I think I'd be wanting a lot of class time after the second day.
  13. Really? I just copied this on Youtube, and was going to post it here. I was crying I was laughing so hard. T-rexes. Classic.
  14. I'd say leaning the bike in a corner is one of the more difficult non-panic riding barriers to get past. Especially when we start to improve our BP. You're set at a certain level while you're still more upright, and once you drop your head the ground is RIGHT THERE. I'm still working on it, and know I can get over much more, and will work on it when trackdays start back up next weekend.
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