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About yakaru

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  • Have you attended a California Superbike School school?
    Yes, many many times

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  1. Obviously HotFoot or another coach can correct me, this is an 'off the top of my head' description but: The trick with the pick up drill is the relationship between the steering and your body position. By keeping your body over and extending the outside arm then you counter steer the bike back up while keeping the balance of your weight inside; this lets the bike come up sooner/faster/etc. which lets you get back to the throttle sooner/harder.
  2. I'll have to dig out my physics books and work this out to be sure, but, usually the center of gravity is most important in terms of being inside/outside the direction of the turn -- I don't recall the height of the center of gravity impacting required lean as an important variable (now it IS important in terms of the forces required to get the bike to get onto a line/lean, but that's a different matter)
  3. I had a similar thing happen to me to a lesser extent in 2017/2018. Here are my suggestions, they mostly link together: Take your time. As much as you 'know' you can go faster, don't let ego come into play. It can be a breakthrough process. I was making small improvements through 2018 and then, towards the end of the year, suddenly started dropping seconds per session as the old habits reasserted themselves. Have a plan and work on one thing at a time, just like CSS lessons. In fact, if you still have your little notebooks from CSS you could even try explicitly repeating the dri
  4. I'm guessing no chance the school will start running these next year? 🤪 Will be interesting to see how they compare to the S series and what price point they come in at for sure.
  5. That map looks like the west side to me, which as Hotfoot said is what CSS runs. It's a challenging course, especially makes you pick passes with care. I went a few times last year and really enjoyed it! You can see the other layouts here: https://www.thunderhill.com/track-info/track-maps though I've never run east or the combined configurations.
  6. Well, not my area but to give a bit of quick feedback: "The Q3s' recommended (cold) pressures of 32 psi front, 30 psi rear still apply to the Q3+" (source: https://ultimatemotorcycling.com/2017/03/31/dunlop-sportmax-q3-test-13-fast-facts/ ) -- your pressures seem high and usually you run the front higher than the rear, whereas you're doing the opposite (I tend to run the same pressures on both tires for Perellis on my Ninja 250, otherwise it's always lower in the rear).
  7. Street (as requested) in order: 3, 4, 1, 5, 2 Track (in addition) in order: 3, 1, 4, 5, 2 -- though a tighter spread in places (Physical condition is 4th in both, but "more important" for track, at least for a full day/multiple days)
  8. They have full gear, so the same undersuit suggestion applies to women as men. as for school vs camp: I get a lot more from the camps, personally, and favor them for the increased time per day on the track to refine things. But it’s something I can see others wanting more “processing time” for the lessons or not physically prepared for two full days of riding having the opposite opinion. In the end though I’d say it’s probably not a drastic difference either way — both will be effective so pick the one that you think sounds more appealing or fits your schedule better.
  9. The image I posted is from Superbike school's website, so yes it's included. ( https://superbikeschool.com/the-curriculum/track-specific-data/ )
  10. It used to be that the first day was one way and the second the other, but more recently the track has consistently been run counter clockwise.
  11. For the 2 day camps basically everything is provided including helmet. Bring a well rested body and an undersuit and you're set. Obviously any gear of your own that you brought is open for you to use but you don't need it.
  12. https://smile.amazon.com/s?k=thighmaster&ref=nb_sb_noss_1
  13. thigh master type resistance work is good. There's also good exercises here: https://weighttraining.guide/tag/pectineus/ as well as https://barbend.com/adductor-exercises-for-strength/ and the Strong Curves program by Brett Contreras, while directed towards women, has a strong focus on glutes and legs and I use elements of that as I can. My biggest issue is consistency, it's so easy to stop doing it for way too long.
  14. On the flipside from strength is flexability and fascia treatment, you don't want to be 'yoga stretching' as Lyle puts it but this still helps keep everything loose and relaxed. Here's my favorite pre/post track prep:
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