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About 6blade07

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    Cornering Apprentice
  • Birthday 12/10/1979

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  • Have you attended a California Superbike School school?
    done lvls 1-4
  1. yours pic is kinda one to be happy with

  2. I don't have an "all timer" but the first occasion that comes to mind was avoiding a head on collision with another motorcyclist in my lane, caught on film too but all you see is the black flash of him being a tool (noting, that here in oz we ride on the LHS of the road). I was corner carving through some twisties with a mate straight after I completed CSS and my visual skills were still quite accute. It was a marked 35km/h left hander hairpin that had 2 hairpin feeders comming into it. I had id'd a late turn in point and began my 2step drill. Still on course for hitting my turn in, I look through the turn for my apex and I see another motorcyclist in my lane comming straight at me (not at 35km/h) He had no where to go because he was being an idiot and overtaking cars from the outside lane through blind corners on their inside So to avoid a collision and becomming a statistic, all I did was take an earlier turn in. For this instance, the one skillset CSS taught me that I can soley attribute to it all going well is the visual skills.
  3. I like your approach Mark. Truthfully, you've helped me remember a thing or two. I think I felt most intuned to my speed during CSS aswell. Cheers mate. Ryan
  4. Elton, What a CSS experience - and so well written! So much so, I feel im on the ground next to you in the debreif. I get a real sense of your exhilaration, appreciation and respect for the coaches' diligence and commitment. They are quite skillful in negotiating that old adage: "you can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink", hey? My experience was not dissimilar to yours, and I am truly happy for you there brother. Awsome
  5. Oooo yeaaah, well done. I think that when you try not to draw attention to yourself and people notice you for good reasons, it makes it taste all so sweeter. A good win right there! Hey Mark, that looks like a fast corner too, about how fast is that?
  6. LOL, Absolutley! - good call! And I shall, certianly not enough charm **pics have been paid for**
  7. THANKYOU Cobie and all of your associates at CSS - u dudes r awsome. You're extremely approachable and always helpful. If there's no one around to speak to, then there's here. Your input has been very valuable and it is greatly appreciated RD
  8. My last trackday, the first one since attending the school. For the details of my massive moment, follow the link: http://forums.superbikeschool.com/index.ph...amp;#entry15758
  9. I was at my local track (Eastern Creek, NSW, AUS) on Sunday 10 of Jan and had a personally redefining massive moment! Which is why i decided to post here, because my time spent at the school just keeps on paying itself off, time and time again! The air tempreture was heading for 42. C with a cool 10kts easterly breeze (tail wind on the main straight). I hadn't riden track for about a month but I was mad keen on practicing the school techniques and trying to really make it part of my riding. I decided to back myself and all that I had learned from the school, so I put myself in green group, which here is the medium/fast group and the second fastest group circulating the track. I had made some changes on my bike: the gearing, new chain and suspension. So most of the day was learning new reference points relative to the new gears, and turn in points for the more responsive suspension and shorter wheel base of the new chain. My moment was comming out of the last turn into the home straight. I had good corner speed, was happy with my line and began my roll on. I hit my apex and began my pick up drill. My intention was to smooth the gap between roll on and pinning it by being in the power earlier with the bike more upright and utilizing as much of the track as possible. I think I acheived this. I hit my exit reference point ontop of the ripple strip with good power and was on my way back to the black top. On my line, I could see at the end of the ripple strip a patch of gravel between it and the track. I didn't want to make dramatic steering inputs to avoid this, I wanted to be smooth. I figured I had been given tools by the school to deal with this, so the job was on. I was locked in, loose on the bars, the bike was upright and travelling almost dead straight with the power on. I was a third of the way down the main straight, went over the gravel and back onto the track, and my word, did I get a tank slapper! I thought "I am going to keep this" and remained loose on the bars, barley hanging on because I didn't want that wobbling transferred through to the back. And then, it got worse, the steering felt like it went from full lock to full lock. But then it recovered. I glimpesed down at my speedo on recovery and it read 171km CSS Instructor Al was there on the day and I caught up with him after. He told me I was 3/4 right in dealing with that moment. What I should have done was apply more throttle and unweight the front. This is why it got worse before it got better, because I rolled off slightly it transferred more weight onto the already unstable front tyre. CSS level 1: Survival Reations 101. how about that. Well, 3/4 right is better than not right at all and California Superbike School paid itself off yet again. Thanks guys eastern_creek.bmp
  10. hells yeah! she rocks I don't know if my vote counts but +1 for that thread.. awsome!
  11. Hi OveRRev. Welcome brother! Nicely worded opinions on the racing scene over there. I too am keen on track and would like to race, so I find your article and opinions of extreme interest (though Im from Oz). Nice 1. Keep up the good work and hope 2 c u around
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