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  2. I'm jealous. Just heard that some friends rented a track in AZ, 12 of them total, had the gate locked after they were all in, and got a track day in! I can't even go ride my dirt bike. (Do I sound like I'm whining--I am!).
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  4. This video is very interesting (prolly partly because it goes along with my own non-scientific view 😜 but see for yourself)
  5. Gorman is closed...really? Looking for another place, heard Wagon Wheel is still open. I think that's BLM land. Any one fancy some dirt riding, maybe April 11? I don't think Mayor Garcetti can turn the power off out there...
  6. Many come in the day before and set up, should be no problem. Regarding tires, always good to check that we have them on hand (if buying from us), but easy to coordinate, just call the office. As for mounting them in the morning that is no problem. Just get the tires sorted out asap when you get there, and it will get scheduled for changing. JJ gets the first group (white) tires ready first, easy to coordinate. Best,, Cobie
  7. VIR's staff are fantastic. Hopefully, May works out for you guys and everyone can start getting back to some sense of normal. 1) Most of the time, you can get into the paddock after 5PM or 6PM the day before. There may be a delay if there is a major professional event the day before. 2) I have not done this before, but like Cianciotta said, I would check in early. I would probably contact Whitney at the office beforehand and see if she can check in with JJ. Otherwise, try to catch him in the paddock early (ideally, the day before when they are setting up or asap in the morning). The mechanics have a lot of set up work in the morning, and you'll also need time to remount your rims before the day begins.
  8. Good read indeed! I'm celebrating my fiftieth year of riding, and I can relate completely.
  9. Yes, I see it now. It is a very slight roll off for sure. It is so slight I had to watch the rpm needle to pick it up. Very impressive throttle control! Thanks Keith.
  10. I like the sound of thisπŸ‘ My line always leads me too near the inside of #4 - what is they say about every day being a schoolday!
  11. Thanks for purring this to my attention, s I missed it the first time!
  12. Look again. He rolls it off to get it pointed up the hill to #4 right before and just after the second apex. The uphill magnifies the slight roll off to bring the bike around and minimize lean on the exit and his getting max gas towards #4. If you look closely, the speed at the second apex goes down, only 1 mph, but that's enough to get it pointed. At least for him πŸ™‚ In addition, that slight roll off transfers weight to the front allowing the bike to turn a tighter arc at that point. KC
  13. Very nice! Completely agree about 2-strokes being a ton of fun - road an early 70's Hodaka Super Rat (remember those?) as a kid.
  14. Here is Will's lap from 2014 … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFjm8cJ-z9g Here is what I think I see, but check me on this. Will has a nice roll-on out of T2. Then rolls completely off the throttle and trail brakes pretty hard before he gets to the T3 turn point. It looks like he carries his trail brake past the turn point but ends it well before the first apex. It also looks like he is back on the throttle before the first apex as well and holds it essentially steady (just a very slight increase in rpms) through the middle of the turn and second apex. He then rolls on as he exits.
  15. Very interesting article, and one thing I like to do in this regard is to practice in a parking lot at slow speeds, (20 to 30 mph) to work on head, feet, leg, hand, and arm positions. I can also work on throttle control at the same time.
  16. 2000 KX 250 (2-stroke). What a hoot to ride. I know the 4-strokes can be a bit easier, but it sure is easy to start when I watch the other guys kicking the pea-waddin out of their 450's. Saw that Gorman is now closed, and really...I don't get it. Can easily practice social distancing. We are seeing if we can get to the other BLM land, hope that stays open!
  17. My internet is stalled, I can't get the video up of Will riding at Streets...can anyone get to that, let's see what he is doing with the throttle there.
  18. Thank you for the discussions, hope there will be more! I used a time stamped link, but apparently that did not work - sorry for that!
  19. I'm curious Cobie, what is your off-road / dirt motorcycle?
  20. Took a quick look at video footage from L4 training and CODE Race last fall. I roll on, have a slight roll off, then roll on again. Ditto on this comment by Hotfoot.
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  22. I usually roll on, roll off, roll on again, but if I am going as fast as I can go and traction is good, I come in faster, and I'm slowing down all the way to mid-corner, and I don't open the throttle at all until I am pointed at the second apex. I can carry in a lot more speed that way, but it is hard to stay relaxed on the bars, I only ride it that way when I know I can be relaxed and confident and I really trust the traction. Overall I feel safer using roll on/roll off/roll on in that corner, especially if my tires are not fully warmed up or traction is not good (when the track is wet, for example).
  23. What do you mean by this? Do you mean you enter at mid-track? Or farther to the inside than that? I find that if enter that turn on the inside I either have to slow way down, or I end up wide on the exit and that messes up the entry to 5.
  24. If Eddie had to back out, wouldn't he have rolled off the throttle tightening up his line in relation to the corner versus running wide? On the other hand, I guess if he had to get on the front brake as part of backing off that could have caused him to come up and wide.
  25. Looks like Eddie was going for the inside pass, had to back out when he wasn't going to make it and when he did ran wide and tagged Schwantz's rear.
  26. Yeah I don't worry too much about a wide entry into T-4.
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