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Cobie Fair

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  1. 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?
  2. If you weren't excited and a bit nervous, you'd be a...non-human :).
  3. 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 ben
  4. If the throttle begins too early, before the bike is fully leaned over, AND on line, where will the line go?
  5. They are pretty nice, really can take one's time
  6. Just checking...is there something you want clarified here?
  7. 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.
  8. 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?
  9. 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.
  10. Hi DJ, Great! Come say hello in the am, very nice to meet some forum members at the track :). Best, Cobie
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. Where do you live, what country/state? Are you in the US?
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. Riding a variety of track really an excellent idea...really pushes the rider to hone the core fundamentals.
  17. That is a very challenging turn to get right. Some stay inside the seam, not always easy to do though :).
  18. Welcome to the forum...nice picture!
  19. 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 (w
  20. 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.
  21. 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!
  22. 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
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