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Jaybird180 last won the day on December 29 2019

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About Jaybird180

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  • Birthday May 8

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    Maryland, USA
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    Motorcycle riding, Aviation, Taekwondo...and some other stuff.

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  1. Nice that you’ll get to do a track walk.
  2. Glad to know there are 2 other CSS'ers in my neck of the woods. ViR is my favorite track. I'm a multi-time 1-day'er. I planned to do a 2-day camp with CSS this year, but some of my preceding plans are off the rails so I don't know how my schedule is going to pan out. I get most of my track time nowadays on the mini-moto tracks. I got started in that coaching my then 5yo son to his 1st Championship 2 years ago. Life has since gotten in the way of our real priorities.
  3. Keith, To your point: There was a rumor that Honda changed the RC-212V to suit Dani Pedrosa and because he and Nicky Hayden were so anthropomorphically different, it was a source of contention on the team and an added obstacle for him during the 2007 season to defend his World Title. Contact points and ergonomics matter. I have my own experiences with that and tried my best to avoid changing bikes. I interpreted some of your writing to mean that riders spend $$ covering a deficiency that should best be addressed with training and coaching. I still believe that but I felt that my Honda mini-moto racebike was murder on my body and I reluctantly had a Yamaha built. It's a bigger platform and I'm much more comfortable on it with my 6'1" bodytype. The Honda is still in my stable as a backup/ loaner/ test bike. Are there any easy tell-tale signs that would tell a rider who doesn't have the benefit of a trained coach to watch that a certain bike is a poor fit for that rider?
  4. In order to train a correction using chair riding you’d need to make the mental error just as real. Is that what you want to implant? I will continue to work the question to help find the right answer, but I don’t know for now.
  5. Thanks 53. I've also come to the conclusion that competent coaching can make or break any talent. Semper Fi Brother
  6. I wouldn't call myself a junkie but I do get most of my riding now on the mini-moto tracks. As a result of that and the craziness, my desire to street-ride is lowered quite a bit. Once in awhile I get the bug to commute but that's about it. I do miss the social aspects but all of my friends from a bygone era have moved on to either sell their bikes or ...(gulp) they all ride Harleys.
  7. One thing I’ve read about is that DOT certification is a manufacturer assertion.
  8. I love this topic. I too am focusing on my turning ability, specifically Quick Turning. There’s an article where Keith says that learning to QT solves all of the SRs. I’m striving to become a disciple of that.
  9. Good points in the video. I saw a video recently that examined the same riders on different bikes change their technique (Lorenzo was an example) and basically concluded that the technique is subordinate to the bike, rider, situation. This video misses being explicit on this point and it’s possible that someone may get the incorrect idea that they have to do things the way Rossi or Marquez does it. This person would struggle from the lack of a good grasp of the fundamentals and the technology of riding. I think the video blogger is going in that direction however and he himself clearly stands above average in his understanding.
  10. Clearly I read the OP too fast. And since RE-reading it, I see now how the answer totally FITS. Thank you.
  11. Are the product endorsers really buying advertising space on the bikes or are you guys actually using their products to win races? Like parts and Motor Oils? For example: there’s a rumor that Jardine put their badging on the Honda CBR600RR exhaust for the American Honda team’s Formula Extreme bike (about 2003-2005) but it was actually an Akrapovic exhaust. How much funding comes from products and how much from team owners? Does a team owner really see a financial Return on the Investment or do they do it for the love of the sport? For example: allegedly Michael Jordan got out of team ownership in racing because of the financial losses.
  12. You can certainly practice this off the bike first and then move to doing it on the bike statically. Work it into your riding when it feels comfortable. If you do the training right, you may notice you will begin doing it "automagically".
  13. It seems they have to deal with a poor reputation as well. Note that the article was published Nov 12, 2018 and I didn't find anything newer. https://www.roadracingworld.com/news/asma-bans-icon-helmets-citing-safety-concerns/
  14. Day 2 of having Xbox & Ride3 in the house. After persevering with getting the system setup (going to make some other changes later) we finally were able to actually play the game. During everyone's first ride, we all managed some creative ways to crash the Panigale at Laguna Seca. Once beyond that stage, a selection of bikes opens up as well as a selection of tracks. My son is now riding the Kawasaki KX450 Supermoto at Road America and doing quite well! With the suggested lines turned on, I hope that he gets some ideas about lines; it's a subject I've introduced thrice, but it may have been too early for him. We'll see if the game acts as the intended learning aid. I'm also over the idea of the controllers being too complicated, but that's also a factor of my doing some outside self-improvement work, not just game related. I'm less than $300 into this deal and if all fails, at least we have a streaming media and Blu Ray Player in the family room now to replace the devices I wasn't too happy about. And hopefully, Just Dance 2020 becomes another family fun activity...it's quite a workout!
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