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About Vic

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  • Have you attended a California Superbike School school?
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    Bikes - Photography - Playing in the mountains, preferably on a bike.
  1. I liked the sound of this too so thought I would try it out before writing. I like the idea of using the outside peg to 'triangulate' a point of the tyres' contact patches to the peg, to create a better idea of where the bike is placed, pretty much as El Colibri found. Also, that our awareness of using that outside peg should already be 'switched on' if we are pivot steering (which I assume we are). As it's new to me, I did find my attention was then slightly focussed at the rear of the bike, which then felt like it was playing catchup as the bike moves forward - perhaps this is just ho
  2. Hi Olivier, Bienvenue! With regards to Pivot Steering/Power Steering; in Twist II video, the analogy of a fencer using their rear foot as a solid foundation describes the technique well. As Cobie said, it is more about "bracing" the lower body and engaging the core - not to push the body forwards, but to prevent it being pushed backwards when we add steering input. Hope that helps a little and maybe see you at school in the future!
  3. If they don't ask they won't get๐Ÿ˜‰ Selling from ยฃ31,000 here in the UK, with an additional ยฃ4,000 for the MSport Package - which looks like a lot of billeted levers, rearsets, lever guards ( all courtesy of Gilles by the looks of it), carbon wheels and engine casing sliders. Works out to around US$39,000 and $5,000 according to the exchange rate, standard RR here is ยฃ15,500/$19,600 Street legal with straight cut gears?!
  4. Hi Merritt C You'll love your time on track with the superbike school! I disagree that the Two-day camp is too intense for first-timers. I attended a two-day camp with just 10 months of riding experience and loved it. The coaches will look after you on-track, as will course control and the instructors in the classroom too. They are a great team who want the best for your time there. Personally, I found the two-day camp really lets you soak up all the information like a sponge then practice at your leisure in your own riding time. You also have two days with the same coach to imp
  5. Resistance bands are good too, and a cheap option.
  6. Thanks for the heads up! I agree that showing each of the survival reactions in turn, and the cumulative effect, with the all-too-predictable outcome (going into the scenery!) really hits home how small mistakes can add up. This was a real "ah-haaa" moment for me and something I recognised in my own riding which is what prompted me to come to school in the first place. Favourite part - a Harley rider, in full leathers, quick flicking it on the street! That, and the fact that you got Julian Ryder - the voice of MotoGP - to narrate the film. What I found most eye-opening were
  7. Good news indeed! The new website and format of the schools looks ace as well!
  8. I like some Sex Pistols now and again, but man, that's exhausting to watch! Faffi, there is a pretty interesting documentary called 'Road Riders' (a shoot-off from the film 'Road', about the Dunlop's racing story) about the Irish road racing scene focussing on the club level and weekenders - the other end of the glory scale of the TT! I think it could be on Netflix...
  9. Amazing! Thanks for all the really good info Hotfoot. It's good to get a coach's perspective on it too. It is improvement that I'm aiming for, but definitely some good food for thought.
  10. Hi Hotfoot, Hopefully I'm not asking you to repeat yourself here. I'm planning some school time for late 2020, either at Laguna Seca or Willow Springs. Can I please ask what makes Laguna a great track, as I've never been? Also, from a coach's view, is it a great track for teaching/learning on? I've been to Streets of Willow before and was wondering which one to plan dates around. Is it best to apply the 'new track - old skills', or 'old track - new skills' approach? Or should I be brave and try a new track out?๐Ÿ˜€
  11. Great video. Thank you faffi ๐Ÿ‘
  12. I like the sound of this๐Ÿ‘ My line always leads me too near the inside of #4 - what is they say about every day being a schoolday!
  13. So, to clarify; as I am treating it as a single apex turn, I'm about 5 feet from the edge of where the first kerb starts, bringing my line in closer to it as I ride up to my (the 2nd) apex (and not paying too much attention to the first one). I'll take that though.๐Ÿ‘ Yes, it could, and I could run it tighter. A tighter first apex would let the bike come out from the kerb, rounding off the corner more so than I probably would be doing, and allow for a tighter trajectory in on the 2nd apex, which would really let you drive the bike up the hill, get it picked up sooner, and set up a good ent
  14. Hi Cobie, I would say 5'. From what I recall, there are cracks/ tar snakes extending out perpendicular from the first painted kerb which I 'chop' each one shorter in length to run the bike closer as the kerb goes along, ultimately aiming for my apex at just over the halfway point along the second painted kerb - been a couple of years since I went round there though.
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