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Cobie Fair

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  1. Yakaru, that does look like good stretching and I'm doing more in general. Do you do anything for strength, that's another part and one I'm also curious about.
  2. I was thinking of the horsey thing to be honest, but not in my regular program. And yes, Stuman did have a Thighmaster...not sure if those are still around...maybe some old decroded one in a basement somewhere?
  3. When holding onto the bike while hanging off, the inner thigh muscles come into play. Over the years I've tried a few things, but recently remembered a dance exercise we were exposed to in gymnastics: facing the bar, sweep the leg from left to right in front of you. This seems to work the inner thigh, but curious if anyone else has tried (or other exercises) to help strengthen the inner thighs.
  4. Hi DJ, Great! Come say hello in the am, very nice to meet some forum members at the track :). Best, Cobie
  5. Hi Jim, Please come and say hello when you get there, first thing in the morning. We'll chat for a few minutes, and I'll take a look at the coach assignments for the day. Best, Cobie
  6. On modern tires, might not be more tire in contact with the ground, but the direction of acceleration force on the tire is changed with the bike more upright.
  7. Where do you live, what country/state? Are you in the US?
  8. I asked and found out there is an e-book version: https://www.amazon.com/Twist-Wrist-II-High-Performance-Motorcycle-ebook/dp/B00F8IN5K6/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1QXNJ3PJFZBV4&dchild=1&keywords=twist+of+the+wrist+ebook&qid=1593553951&sprefix=twist+of+the+writst+eboo%2Caps%2C205&sr=8-1 There is also going to be an update to this book, Keith has some new/updated stuff to put in.
  9. I'll ask! I'm so old school, I personally don't want to read any more than I do from an electronic screen...I know, dinasour.
  10. Riding a variety of track really an excellent idea...really pushes the rider to hone the core fundamentals.
  11. That is a very challenging turn to get right. Some stay inside the seam, not always easy to do though :).
  12. Welcome to the forum...nice picture!
  13. Yes, riding the NO B/S Bike with Josh Galster behind me...outright terrifying. Let's the stage: Josh was a pretty solid AMA Pro, racing 600 Supersport at the time, good rider. We were on the NO B/S Bike, and came pretty close to the camera car (seemed way closer on the bike than it does in the video). At what seemed like the last possible moment Josh would reach down with his thumb and steer the bike away from the car. What you might not be able to see is how hard I was pressing on the NO B/S bars--surprised they didn't bend. Veins popping out of my neck, trying to steer the bike (was sure we were gonna hit the car) I felt totally out of control Really everyone should ride the NO B/S bike, at least once. The little fine-tuning adjustments riders make to keep the bike pointed exactly where one wants, not even aware that they are being made, become crystal clear when one rides that bike.
  14. There is some terrific stuff in there (and the first one too). Maybe we should do a behind-the-scenes commentary (Hotfoot was there...) as well as the best parts to check out. I guess I'll start: how many have looked at the footage of Will (our Chief Mechanic at the time and a very good rider) riding one of the bikes and dropping the front tire from wheelie...have you seen the frame that shows the distortion of the tire? That to me was jaw dropping, how much the tire distorted.
  15. Just heard from the crew, another excellent day at Barber. I think we ended up with 4 of the 6 days dry, very few issues, and folks glad to be out and on a racetrack!
  16. Hi Slylos, Like the others, very sorry to hear about this. I got a report on the day, I think yours was the only incident (and glad you are OK). I'd like to follow up with you on this, talk with you, get some more info. I'll email you. Best, Cobie
  17. Turns out that Jawbone Canyon was open, we stopped in there instead of going to Wagon Wheel. Not as good for brand-new beginners, had to look to find harder ground (not slippery/soft). Still had a good time, went with my daughter, she's still keen to keep riding. Interesting that really have to work to keep the gradient of learning correct, and how big an issue it was being a little slippery, even in the staging area.
  18. Good to hear this, maybe I'll get a leg over a modern 300, give it a go!
  19. For me it's a slight safety factor...I want to be able to move quickly if I need to. Good visual skills trump all for street safety, it wouldn't keep me from riding a small bike..being lazy might :).
  20. Yakaru, How do you like that 300 for the street? I normally want a little more torque, but that's mostly cause I'm lazy and don't want to shift that much.
  21. Yes, SO looking forward to not riding a desk for a while :).
  22. There is a great shot in the Twist 2 video of a wheelie coming down, and how much the tire deforms...
  23. If we get you out, or even if you are near us and can come and ride it, let me know, we can squeeze that in, takes about 10 min. I knew the theory, but my first test drive was in front of our shop, so I took a spin on it (full squid mode of course). Nearly hit a parked car!! Gotta ride it to believe it. Any data on the test drive above is protected by the squid clause.
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