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  1. yeah that would be a total error on the track I'm sure. I understand how that will cause the back tire to come around. I should have clarified. I meant that I didnt have enough torque to exit the corner..Im sure I wasn't in danger of backing it in. Are you talking locked up rear or over spinning rear? If you do that on the track at a 40 or 45 degree lean angle I can almost guarantee that you'll find yourself on the ground very fast. On public streets there is even less grip because your tires wont be (or shouldn't be ) up to temperature and the road surface isn't as well taken care of. I've had the rear end step out downshifting into 3rd gear on the street while the bike was just slightly leaned over and ended up "backing it in" to the corner and I was only at about 70% of the bikes braking potential. Besides being caught off guard and scaring the ###### out of me it wasn't a big deal unless you let it get to far away from you. ALWAYS make sure your shifting is done before you even make the initial turn in. However if your just riding around close to the speed limit on the street it doesn't matter much. I never had a problem with the standard 1 down, 5 up shifting on my bike in street shoes but after I got the boots that changed a bit. It didn't make a big difference in the sitting up position but when your crouched under the windshield trying to up shift its harder to get your foot under the shifter so its easier just to push down with an inverted shifter. Depending on the bike its a very easy modification and I just leave it inverted.
  2. Thanks! I'm re-reading/scanning for it. I will post when I find it. The Aguirre Springs is not a track... just a technical one way road thats probably not the place to fly up and around even though it is one way. It is a public road with the potential for gravel. I have lived all the SRs on it and the first time i road it i dont even think I got out of 3rd. You should see my Harley rider buddy ride it..holy cow.. Hes ridden it possibly over 100 times and could probably do it with his eyes close. However each time i ride it I get a little bit better. Miguel
  3. To complete a quick and smooth UPSHIFT, a rider does these 3 things at the same moment: 1. Clutch lever is pulled in and immediately released 2. Throttle goes from ON to OFF and immediately ON again 3. Shift lever gets PUSHED DOWN and released (on normal street shift setup) To quickly and smoothly DOWNSHIFT, a rider needs to do these 3 things at the same moment: 1. Clutch lever is pulled in and immediately released 2. Throttle goes from OFF to ON and immediately OFF again 3. Shift lever gets PULLED UP and released (on normal street shift setup) Eh...? on my street bike I pull the shifter up to go from 1st to second..to 3rd etc. and I click the shifter down to go from 5th to 4th to 3rd and so forth. I was reading in Sport Rider about how race bikes are backwards? That would take some getting used to. esp when you got back on the street! blipping rocks and when you hit it just right it makes for a nice corner. The purpose of down shifting is so you are in the right gear for roll on/exiting the turn. Nothing like a too tall gear when you gas it..and having to downshift mid corner (lame) I have downshifted where I'm going just the right speed and have just the right revs for the bike to not show a single sign that i down shifted other than a sweet engine note and I have the 'oomph' on the roll on. of course this is all great for racing when you want to get around that corner as fast as you can.. but in street riding Im super cautious and end up slowing more anyways as there are more than likely other cars or what have you. Now clutchless up shifting... hehe thats awsome. I really look forward to getting on a track. Miguel p.s. for Keith Code... I had to defend TotW in another forum... some dude was telling me I was wrong in my posts about SRs. I couldnt believe it! I posted several props and kudos about you that I could find. Im still looking for the paragraph about the whole adrenaline rush thing and in the reality of being out of control. thank you for the guidance and inspiration.
  4. Hello Hubbard_28! Id like to check out that Firebird park. Arroyo looks like a blast and I will hopefully get on the track this year. I just scored some new tires for the 650... Michelin Power Pilot 2cts. I cant wait to see how they ride. I have to wait so I'm sans bike for about a week. I was considering some lower bars. I was looking at the sportbar 2.0 that you can get for the 650. The bars mount to existing bar mount but are basically clip on style. I've had no complaints with the bike and I'm sure its way more capable that the rider! hehe. Its amazing how much sense everything makes after reading the Twist of the Wrist books. I even was able to figure out exactly what happened when I high sided a 250 dirt bike many years ago. Im loving being back in the saddle so to say.. and now even more so as I know to observe and apply those observations along with the theory behind it all. Happy riding to you! M
  5. Im having horrible luck finding that Google Earth KMZ file that showed Superbike school locations that have been used.. Aguirre Springs being one of them. (its a great twisty road with nice banks and elevation changes... kinda tight and most of the time gravel in bad places... I was told groups go up there and walk the rought and sweep off the gravel) anyway.. thanx again for the gread forum M
  6. Hi everybody... I have been reading here for a while and hoping someday soon I can attend this awsome school. I am a returning rider (I'm pretty sure I'm past the age for anything but amature racing/hobby racing) and I have been riding and loving my 2006 Ninja 650r for three years now and have 15k miles. I have been studying the Twist of the Wrist books and reading every tip and article I can find. The TotW books have really taught me and made my riding so much better. I'm still not where I would like to be and I have considered just getting my feet wet by going with friends who rent out the local track (Arroyo Seco Raceway in Demin, NM) and going from there ,,ultimately going to CSS. I saw here one time how Aguire Springs in Las Cruces, NM had been used for training by Keith Code. I try to ride that as much as possible. (next time Im taking a broom for the dang gravel) Thank you all and Keith Code for the inspiration and education. for the question.. (I have searched and searched) I rember reading a passage in one of the books. I have reread.. and also page by page looked for it and I cant find it. (could it have been a side bar comment?) it mentioned adrenaline junkies and about how and the rush is not a good thing in an SR situation... it means you are out of control. I remember chuckling about the "wait until you see god then brake" line. A non-believer told me I was wrong about that idea whne I told him that all crashes are a result of SRs or panic. Can someone guide me to that quote? or am I mistaken? Did I read that somewhere else perhaps? thanks Miguel
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