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Jaybird180 last won the day on August 16 2020

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About Jaybird180

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  • Birthday May 8

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

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  1. I have a wall photo in my home office taken during one of my CSS school days at ViR. It's nicely framed and in a place where I look at it frequently as I telework. The photo has me followed by two other riders as I'm nearing the inside edge of a right turning corner about 1-1/2 meters away. I can see the greenery in the background but it's blurred in the distance. Our heads are turned and it appears we are all looking somewhere near the same point. It's possible that being in the front, I might have begun to look toward the corner exit as my vision is slightly elevated relative to the followin
  2. Perhaps you should consider racing. When I get Open track time, that is for me to work on a skill, I couldn’t care less when I’m using that time to work on that skill because I purposely back it down to 70% and then gradually turn up the wick. I felt like you before I started racing. I’m still slow and have no delusions about my skill, but racing has given me a better barometer and takes my mind off the technicals of riding and it becomes just about chasing the guy in front or keeping the guy, who’s intake I can now hear behind me. Keep doing that for X number of laps and the race is over
  3. SPOILER ALERT: KC mentions 2 news sponsors: A helmet sponsor and something else that I can't make out (must be that California accent- LoL)....what did he say?
  4. Yes! Yes! You’re right! Thank you. Wrong technique.
  5. @Cobie Fair IIRC when I did L3 and we did Pivot Steering, I tried it at a 2 turn section that can be run as a double apex turn using PS in the second portion. As I recall, we didn't add a second steering input but instead changed the body position to alter the steering geometry.
  6. I have to second this. I got into Minimoto in 2018 and it's now my primary consideration for riding. I get a lot of enjoyment out of it and it's the best bang for buck going. Most of the bikes are inexpensive and nearly unbreakable, speeds are lower so if you do take a spill there's lower risk or severity of injury, maintenance is simple (though you end up doing some simple tasks more often) and the fun quotient is really high. Another factor is that they really highlight areas for needed skill improvement especially when a 9-13yo blasts by you on a similar or lower classed machine.
  7. This is my only option on my minimoto. I think Supermoto riders have the same issue.
  8. The net gain in resolving this would be saved attention. If it doesn't matter where the rider locks on during braking then it's one less thing to "correct". If it were practical, the rider could stiffen during braking then relax when making the steering input. There might be some lost "cool points" for style, but who cares if it gets the rider progressively closer to the podium, right? This rider would also need to understand that some ability for the bike to correct for surface imperfections in the braking zone will be sacrificed if using this technique. I also think it explains the Leg
  9. I'll agree to the stipulation if we agree that a stoppie is by definition a condition where the rear tire is not supporting any weight. I think you're saying that the rider has the ability to change the fulcrum of the point of rotation and that this action of having more mass further from the fulcrum creates more inertia for fork compression. As kinematic theory I believe it would produce the desired conclusion. I believe that it fails in practice because (taking the extreme example) your rider can't alter her mass to be centered in her head anymore than she can focus it at
  10. Shameless Confession: I've never done a stoppie and only small wheelies or big ones unintentionally so this answer is based on observation sans competent experience. In a wheelie, there's timing associated with the rider shifting rearward (and in some cases to cause the front suspension to rebound) and excess thrust brings the wheel up. A stoppie is excess braking and a rider timed movement to spring the rear shock. I've observed both being executed at various speeds. I should have said that vertical position of CoM wouldn't be the differentiating factor for fork travel under braking
  11. Firstly let me say that I recognize that you’re helping me work this out. On my own, I haven’t been able to crucible this to ground truth. So your contributions are invaluable. In my experience, whenever I’ve locked on using the tank my braking distance has been improved, controllability and everything I’d want is in-fact better. However, I don’t think I, nor 99.9% of the riding population for that matter have the ability or the tools to get repeatable performance or accurate enough measurements to prove either premise. I also don’t have the ability to program computer simulatio
  12. Let's talk about why I asked the question. Re-reading some threads where we discuss attachment points, I saw consistently that it was a subject of contention. Opinions are all over the place in various internet venues, but they tend to be reigned-in here, which sometimes has the unfortunate side-effect of not allowing incorrect observations to be voiced. Cobie began to address my question but did so by mixing two separate issues that I didn't do enough of a job to confine. Cobie explored: 1- the geometry change from deceleration and 2- the rider's relative level of control with each
  13. Has the rider’s mass been altered? Please, no suppositions about the squid who misses the braking point and involuntarily alters his suit’s mass. 😂
  14. If it were possible to enter the same heavy braking area at the same speed and same braking pressure but only using different stability technique, which produces more fork travel and why: The rider locks his arms and uses his hands to stay on the bike The rider locks his knees on the tank and doesn't lock his arms but the arms are fully extended
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