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  1. ... Rossi feels the same way you do ... google Surtees, Murray Walker, Joey Dunlop, Mike The Bike Hailwood, Stanley Woods, Agostini ... long deep history of the IOMTT ... has been said that some of the early racers were World War 1 veterans looking for PTSD trench warfare adrenalin generators jg
  2. nothing more fun than smoking a Ducati in corner #9 at Summit Point Main on my Ninja 250 ) next on the list is the Moriwaki. Ago
  3. Hey, I could use some help integrating this with my CSS schooling and TOTW study. These 3 points sound new and different to me. I'm not sure why. Perhaps this illustrates a gap in my understanding? Justin
  4. Just curious, Hotfoot. Which bike were you racing?
  5. Gosh. All, thank you for your thoughtful posts and please forgive my delay in replying. Your camaraderie and support is much appreciated. I will reflect upon your questions and comments and be back soon. Justin
  6. Hi All Shaken, if not shattered, confidence has become an issue for me. I'll welcome any posts or messages with your thoughts on the topic. Thanks Justin
  7. Surtees --vincent thruxton manx mv agusta lola ferrari cooper maserati obe. Ago
  8. Phible Good to hear an echo on this. I'm prototyping a wiki. Ago
  9. Have you read twist on weighting-outside-footpeg? There's a thread active right now on this. Is there also an issue with tightening up corners? Ago
  10. once you've made your steering input, then when you're holding the bike in a corner, is your inside arm relaxed enough to do the chicken-flap? Ago
  11. Majdi Your answer itself begs the question: << What is the rule? >> Ago
  12. 'Zilla Is this only on straights? or How do you handle a situation where you need active suspension? Like rough spots, dips, bumps? Ago
  13. Chipset Can you help me understand the last two sentences about being light? To my read they seem almost contradictory. Ago
  14. hambones I believe they came to NJMP thunderbolt(some of the above pics are from there) and the guys who did it were really happy with the results .. I wanna take the class when I hit a wall and am not improving anymore! Till then TOTW FTW ------------------- Deep I counted 9 symptoms and 5 bandaids. Dude, go to school next month. It's in your backyard. Get the whole-body scan. Ago
  15. Mugget That does make sense. The image gives me something to bear in mind. It would also seem to echo Hotfoot and FajitaDave in the recent Quantum Mechanics thread: Like hotfoot said the suspension works much more efficiently when the bike is as close as possible to vertical. I think another potential advantage of using body position is tire wear ... Thanks Ago
  16. Man, it would have taken a Joshua Tree Harmonic Convergence for me to have orchestrated all that during my daring-young-man-flying-trapeze highside in 2009 :0) Ago
  17. Eirik, can you help me understand #1? Esp the "counter the forces by throwing yourself inward" part ... Where can that MOTORRAD article be found? Anyone out there in radioland: I need help with #2 as well. How does this Roberts/Cameron technique relate to Twist on the drawbacks of "push-it-under" steering? Ago
  18. i was surprised to see this lowsiding thread contain as much talk of braking as it does nonetheless, all this talk of braking, trailbraking, charging has me fairly baffled ... clearly you guys have done far more experimenting than I have ... and have gotten past certain barriers so now i'm trying to fit it all into my Twist homework... how do we integrate / reconcile this thread with Twist2? (see the attached extracts from T2) Ago
  19. DiD can you help me understand: I've had to redefine it because in common parlance it it racing in, being hard on the brakes, changing down quickly and loading up the front. But it's not a speed thing, it's technique thing. If that's what you do, albeit slowly, then you're charging a corner! ... I still think i'm onto something here with charging corners though. It's not a speed issue and I don't think it's measured by speed or weight transfer - it's a technique / habit Ago
  20. Deep CSS comes to your neighborhood in May. If you choose to go, I'll be curious to see how this thread looks to you afterwards. Ago hambones
  21. Bikram aka hot yoga might be worth asking about. The heat humidity warm up soft tissue, so one can achieve flexy at less risk and quicker than otherwise. The isometry builds pivot-steer core strength and core endurance. The balances build the locking-on muscles, the active suspension muscles, the peg-weighting muscles. The rigor of the heat / humid is good training for controlling breathing under stress in hot leathers in high summer at VIR, and after breath-stealing events on the track. I personally have to focus on controlling anxiety when the heat humid heart rate begin to claustrophobe and find HY a good training ground -- karma demerits when you run out the sauna screaming :0) Ago
  22. Well done. To your last paragraph I wonder about appending the question "why do these things?" Strikes me as it did OzBlade that your careful analysis yields your own answers All of which being the long way round to ask: how coast /throttle /speed relate to your observation on weight transfer midcorner? Ago
  23. your comments about leverage and lunging were helpful in my experiments this week. now it actually feels really cool to weight the outside peg -- like totally having a stabilizing platform against which to push and support my countersteering! between that and tank grip / lock on, my riding feels totally different -- like an integrated system instead of random body bits flying about. once it gets up to 80 degrees i'm going to put on the snakeskin TechSpecs tankpads. -- I'm looking forward to improving the lock onto the tank. Ago
  24. yesterday morning, i felt a total revelation, very exciting ... but on reflection i'm not so sure ... i was trying the HipFlick on the SV. at first it felt vague. when i locked the knees on though, and pushed against that anchor, it felt definite and good. so here's my question, was i actually accomplishing the intended result of a a HipFlick, or just pushing the bike in the opposite direction? Ago
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