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  1. Glad my ears weren't planing tricks on me. And agree, his riding is incredible. I didn't catch that he backed it in at the 3:40 mark. I'll have to watch it again.
  2. The second video also gives you a great view of the M1000RR's display which is set to Race Track mode so you see exactly what is happening with his RPMs and braking deceleration levels. The throttle control and trail braking is impressive, as is the amount of time he spends living at 11,000+ RPMs. Also seems like there is not a single moment of coasting - he's either on the throttle or on the brakes. Good stuff.
  3. Okay, I could use a sanity check. I caught this video of Troy Corser ripping around Hockenheimring on the new M 1000RR. At various points in the video it sounds like his tires are squealing (and not just a little but a lot) from braking and corning forces taking his traction to the limit. Is this what I'm hearing or is it something else? I first hear it at 4:37. Also hear it at 6:05, 6:56, 7:09, 7:35, 7:53 and 8:16. The clip is from the camera mount on the back of the bike facing forward. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JU6PSQrH5vQ You also hear it in the footage from the front
  4. Couldn't get the above video to play so here is a link to it on YouTube: Rea 1 Lap 6 Places Magny-Cours 2018 There is also a brief WSBK video of Rea bolting from 8th to 1st in five corners at the TT Assen circuit last April. His move from 8th to 3rd by the first corner is very impressive. This Assen video allows you to see him in context of the pack. What strikes me about his riding are three things: he is incredibly smooth, precise and takes racing lines that do an excellent job of setting up his passes. Here is the link: Rea 8th to 1st Dutch Round I searched for video footage of
  5. The first video with Hickman - incredible! He must have the same, very rare, amygdala / frontal cortex neurology as Alex Honnold (the El Capitan free-solo climber) to ride so fearless. What scares the bejeezus out of 99.99% of us doesn't even move the needle for these folks. Fascinating stuff.
  6. I have to believe a solid lock-on with both knees into the tank when braking hard helps (1) keep your arms as relaxed as possible, (2) keep your butt from sliding into the tank, and (3) has you in good position to quickly execute a knee-to-knee / hip-flick motion. Not sure how one could quickly execute a hip-flick when the leg needed to push on the inside of the tank when coming into a corner is dangling off the side. But, Moto GP and WSB riders are on a whole different level of body and bike control, I know, so the pros have to out weight the cons for them. To the point above about it k
  7. Yes, I see it now. It is a very slight roll off for sure. It is so slight I had to watch the rpm needle to pick it up. Very impressive throttle control! Thanks Keith.
  8. Very nice! Completely agree about 2-strokes being a ton of fun - road an early 70's Hodaka Super Rat (remember those?) as a kid.
  9. Here is Will's lap from 2014 … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFjm8cJ-z9g Here is what I think I see, but check me on this. Will has a nice roll-on out of T2. Then rolls completely off the throttle and trail brakes pretty hard before he gets to the T3 turn point. It looks like he carries his trail brake past the turn point but ends it well before the first apex. It also looks like he is back on the throttle before the first apex as well and holds it essentially steady (just a very slight increase in rpms) through the middle of the turn and second apex. He then rolls on as he exits.
  10. I'm curious Cobie, what is your off-road / dirt motorcycle?
  11. Took a quick look at video footage from L4 training and CODE Race last fall. I roll on, have a slight roll off, then roll on again. Ditto on this comment by Hotfoot.
  12. If Eddie had to back out, wouldn't he have rolled off the throttle tightening up his line in relation to the corner versus running wide? On the other hand, I guess if he had to get on the front brake as part of backing off that could have caused him to come up and wide.
  13. Suggest watching it on YouTube here ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omk5sHY2xwI&feature=emb_err_watch_on_yt To see the accident jump to 17:00 time marker. 17:45 shows it in slow motion. To pull apart what happened I think there are three things we could try to understand: (1) What was each rider's racing line coming into the corner and trajectory at point of impact? (2) Given their individual racing lines where was each rider's actual apex point for turn 1? (3) What was the relative speed and motorcycle attitude (i.e, accelerating vs decelerating / braking, going into more or less
  14. yakaru, I'm not sure it is as much a question of friction being applied in more places (unless more 'keying' is happening) as it is the extent to which the contact patch 'coefficient of friction', at that particular moment in time (so factoring in the portion of the contact patch that has been disrupted) has not reached the point of 'slip'. In some of the articles I've read the point of slip is expressed algebraically and can be calculated (theoretically) if all the other variables in the equation are known. Dave
  15. Thanks, Dylan. I've read about these dynamics in various articles but have never seen them summarized in such a succinct manner. Very helpful indeed. I would add I think 'keying' may also be a dynamic property (in addition to static) given the extent to which keying is constantly changing as tire energy dissipation, surface and interior heat, abrasion / shearing stress, and load change. For those who may be interested in the engineering details, one of the websites I found helpful is multiscaleconsulting.com. In their publications section are various papers on rubber friction and contac
  16. I've been trying to develop a better understanding of traction over the last couple of months as well. As such I've read a number of articles and technical papers about friction, and specifically, friction as it applies to the interaction between rubber and hard/asphalt surfaces. As I understand it, there are four types of friction: static, sliding, rolling and liquid. I may be wrong but I think the Amontons-Coulombs three laws of friction do apply to tires/rubber as it relates to "static" friction - tires may not be rigid but they are solids. However as soon as you move to sliding and
  17. Hi Roberts, Thanks for the insights. Very helpful feedback on center of gravity, velocity/comprehension dynamics, tire wear challenges, and the ability to lock in body position and focus with fewer physical action distractions. As CSS has taught us all, the less of our $10 of attention we spend on distractions the more we can focus on what matters (wide vision, throttle control, RPs, POT, hitting the apex, elevating our speed, etc., etc.). And the notion of a "constant sweet spot" is a pretty compelling idea. Thanks again. Dave
  18. Good for you! You'll greatly enjoy it. The CSS team and their training are outstanding. And as someone who started track riding in his late fifties, it is "never too late to teach an old dog new tricks" as they say. Dave
  19. Agree electric bikes are here and will only get better as technology continues to advance, especially for track riding. Troy Siahaan wrote a couple of excellent articles recently in Motorcycle.com on the Energica Ergo Corsa and Lightfire LFR19. Worth a read. Roberts, very interested in your thoughts on the Zero SR/F's weight (498 sounds) and center of gravity when you are riding at a quick pace and flicking the bike from side to side.
  20. Hey Cobie, Just read through this entire thread. Think I have followed this. Lots of great points being made by various folks, but I want to make sure I understand your core points and line of thinking. To recap: 1) Everything starts with the realization there is something to be learned. 2) In order to learn you need to delineate the effectiveness of various ”technologies” connected to what you are trying to learn. Can I infer the term "technologies" to be broadly defined as actual technology, dynamics, solutions, approaches, methods, techniques, etc.? I think about this concep
  21. If the 2020 track rotation and timing generally mirrors the 2019 schedule then The Ridge could be a great July option for you. This year the Ridge had several single days and the 2-day camp offered over the course of six days. It is a wonderful track, but I'm also a big fan of VIR and Barber however Hotfoot is right ... heat and humidity can get pretty high during the summer months.
  22. +1 on Hotfoot's suggested approach. The only thing I would add is to not let the fear of rain turn you off from a particular track. I did three L4 days at The Ridge earlier this year. It rained on and off on two of those days. The rainy periods were some of the best training sessions I've had with CSS. The beautiful thing about the rain is it slowed everything down by removing the element of speed and allowed me to really focus on the drill at hand. I was amazed at what the rain did to help me better understand and manage the dialogue taking place between my right wrist and the rear wheel
  23. Probably best if Cobie or Hotfoot reply to this, but in the mean time I'll share my thoughts. The simple answer is "yes". What I experienced in L1 through L3 training is students learn a core concept in each classroom session and then immediately practice it during the next track session through the appropriate drill. While the human brain can learn through several methods, it has been proven that the vast majority of people do well with kinesthetic or physical learning, which is very much a "learn-by-doing" model. These active or participatory learning methods are great because student
  24. I believe getting to 40 front / 60 rear weight distribution for corners is always the goal regardless of wet or dry riding conditions. As to which I would rather have slide, it would be the rear. Rear traction can be managed with throttle control. The front is far harder to control / manage once traction starts to go. Worth reminding myself that even in sketchy riding conditions throttle control rule #1 still applies - I don't want to be playing with the throttle (open/close/open) while I am in a corner. It will just cause weight distribution, and hence the degree of my traction, to be ab
  25. +1. Have ridden the new 2020 for three CSS training days now. There are so many things to like about this bike that there is just no going back to prior models for me.
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