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About xtrmln

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  • Have you attended a California Superbike School school?
    not yet but signed up for feb 24
  1. In a non race situation I have a rule.. 3 laps. I figure I need my mind and concentration level up to temp and working first. It always seems the tires are ready to go before me. I wick it up a notch after each lap but it is never the same from session to session or day to day in regards to how fast of laps I'm doing. If my brain is warmed up and in " the mode" then it is easy to feel when the tires aren't ready. They slide and you correct for it. Sometimes by being stunned into no action. eheh.
  2. I have been pondering this one for a while now. In watching a slow motion of Stoner alot became clearer to me. I for the longest time didn't know how to put into words for others to understand just how the bike feels under very heavy braking. Scott Russell gave me the one I was looking for this season in one of Speed's broadcasts. He said "hinging". In watching Stoner in slow motion it was very clear that he was using the leg out to balance that hinging motion of the rear wheel at the steering pivot point. He was also very clearly not using his knees to brace against the braking forces. He wa
  3. Sanfret gets the gold sticky star! Pacific Raceway in Kent, WA. I will be out there again this weekend hopefully in a little bit warmer conditions. Unfortunately it's looking like the first dry stint will have to wait a few more weekends as it looks like we will be playing in the rain.... again! here is another snow day pic. Might be a bit small but it was definatley snowing. If you click on the pic you might be able to see the snow.
  4. uh, no thanks on riding in the snow (at least on a track) unless I really had to C Yes I would agree under most circumstances. I however knew I would be racing the next day and the forcast was for more of the same. I figured I might as well try and get used to it for the Sat. race. It was my last race to graduate out of Novice. We did have more of the same for the practices but by the time the race came around it was just a monsoon of a rain instead of the white stuff. I would have to say I really think it was because of the skills and the aproach to riding I learned with the Superbi
  5. This is a typical Pacific Northwest late March Adrenaline Freaks trackday. Gotta love playin in the snow!
  6. I don't have alot of experience with dirt but as far as for on a road bike the key is to approach the loss of traction slowly versus abruptly. It sound like you are pretty much on the money. It sort of depends on where in the turn you want to initiate the slide. For me if for some reason you want to start the slide at turn entry (not really the fastest way through a corner) a more aggresive turn in with a little more aggresive throttle application will get the slide initiated. Once the tire starts to slide you will need to briefly ever so gently pause throttle application as well as stand the
  7. If my memory serves me correctly you will learn all of what your looking for in level 3. Hints..flick that arse....both knees silly.
  8. I have not attended a 2-day camp. I have though completed all the levels individually. From what I have gathered it seems there is a lower student to instructor ratio in the 2-day camp over the individual sessions. Which lends itself to more individualized instruction. Also with fewer groups I understand that there is some more ontrack time. Again I have not attended one but this is the info that I have gathered. I will say that I came away from every level feeling as though I received a very adequate level of individual instruction and that my riding improved greatly each time out. I'm gettin
  9. I'm wondering will you have tire changing services for riders on their own bikes in the event of rain?
  10. Poor throttle control is to blame from what I saw. Looks like after he turned it in he gave it a healthy dose of throttle rather than a smooth roll on. Then hmm? Think he chopped it which transfered more wait onto the front tire than it could handle. To me it looks like he lost the front.
  11. I had a close one at the school last time out at infineon and I have done alot of thinking about what went wrong and right. T-11. came off the chicane with great drive got it flicked to the left fast and kept on the gas as I flicked it back to the right and headed toward my turnpoint at the entrance of 11. I carried more speed than I had all day going into the turn got set up made a downshift and realized my TP was coming up at a much faster rate than normal. I turned it in. This was my mistake because for the added speed I faulted in thinking I needed to turn it in before reaching my "standar
  12. I think you actually stated it in your post. I'm pretty sure that if there were no weight transfer at all front to rear the rear would actually want to rise under acceleration however if I remember right the whole idea is to counter that rising motion by using proper throttle control to get the proper weight shift front to back. This counters this "rising" and ensures good grip as well as putting the suspension of the bike within proper range. I think when it is said that "the rear wants to rise" is only true when the application of the throttle has not met the load requirments of the suspens
  13. I am coming down from Seattle WA and was wondering where the closest shops are in relation to Sonoma? I'm thinking I may need to do a tire change after the first day of school. I'm not sure cuz the 06 R6 came with the new Dunlop Qualifiers and I'm not sure how they will do. I have one trackday scheduled before the school and although I know I don't go thru the tires at school the way I do at trackdays I just want to make sure I have a plan incase they don't hold up for 1 trackday + 2 school days. By the way anyone have psi recomendations on the qualifiers for track use?
  14. "pick a spot and stick with it" I agree I am never moving around in the seat other than when im setting up or after the bike is stood up. I do not however stay in the same position front to back for all the corners on a given track. Is that what your suggesting?
  15. I would love to see some more replies on this as I have wondered for a while what the proper technique would be. For me in thinking about my riding I decided the faster the corner the farther back in the seat I would try to be and for the slower stuff I would hug the tank a bit more. I'm not sure if it's right but when I tried it it felt comfortable. In the slower stuff it especially felt like the way to go as it seemed to give a little more bite on the front end for the turn in. This is what I do most of the time however at my home track (pacific raceways) there is a right left chicane that i
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