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Cobie Fair

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  1. Thanks for the report on that post, I nuked it.

    Best,

    Cobie

  2. Been months since I've ridden anything but my dirt bike (that's been fun), so ready to ride. Anyone going to join us in Vegas in Feb?
  3. Passing...an art really. A bunch of visual components, and then the different arenas where it's used, and requiring a different attitude. Passing at the School, as opposed to passing in racing. Back in the '90's one of the top guys in the US at the time was Miguel DuHamel. Over from Oz came Anthony Gobert. Watched Miguel try and stuff it in on Miguel at Big Willow, turn 1. Most riders would have changed line, moved over, flinched, run wide, etc. Gobert didn't alter line at all, he just didn't care. Great example of solid visual skills, no narrowing of his attention, didn't get surprised. But...he also just didn't care. He was a little young for this line, but "Rubbin is racing" obviously was fine with him.
  4. JJ tried some of their products in his car and was quite enthusiastic...bodes well for us. 😁
  5. Hah, Red Baron, so now you are coming clean, Keith did put you up to it :).
  6. We need to have the new fleet firmly available before selling the current one. Looks like that is not far off, the bikes are in the country, but not yet delivered to our local dealer. Best thing would be to contact JJ (our chief mechanic)and he'll put you on the list of interested buys). His email is: Jeremiah Morrison (chiefmechanic@superbikeschool.com). Best, Cobie
  7. "Push" might be not the exact words I would use. Part of the technique is to use more of the torso, but it also requires bracing with the outside leg (into the tank) so you are also gaining the advantage of the leverage going across the body (as opposed to pushing on the inside leg and arm at the same time). Make sense?
  8. There are a few points to that technique...one that is covered on page 85 is that it's easier to steer.
  9. And does it make it harder for the others to get around you...
  10. If the arms are locked, does that throw more weight on the front? If they are locked, does it allow the front to correct for the imperfections?
  11. If you weren't excited and a bit nervous, you'd be a...non-human :).
  12. Great to see the responses on this. Some years ago a coach missed T-boning a car at an intersection. This boulevard had a median, and tall curbing on the street-side edges. The car pulled across the median and then stopped in his lane. He steered quickly right, but had to also steer it back left (or hit that tall curbing). Both the visual skill (of not target fixing) and able to turn it quickly, are practiced skills, saved his bacon that day. It's a recommendation for simply getting onto a track now and again. Practicing riding technique in a controlled environment is beneficial all by itself (and we'd say with some good coaching even better :). But even if one doesn't get some coaching, but gets onto a track now and again, this will help to keep one's margin for street riding a little more comfortable. Same coach told us after his first endurance race, his next street ride felt in slow motion. An incident that would have before been a panic, was now a yawn. Do I sound like a track proponent? Best, Cobie
  13. If the throttle begins too early, before the bike is fully leaned over, AND on line, where will the line go?
  14. They are pretty nice, really can take one's time
  15. Just checking...is there something you want clarified here?
  16. 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.
  17. 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?
  18. 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.
  19. Hi DJ, Great! Come say hello in the am, very nice to meet some forum members at the track :). Best, Cobie
  20. 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
  21. 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.
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