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Have you attended a California Superbike School school?

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  1. In a corner which has a slight double apex, like corner 3 at Streets of Willow Springs, do you roll off the throttle at all? I can't quite recall what was said at the school. I don't recall rolling off, but I totally might have.
  2. I just attended the two day camp (level 1 and 2) at Willow Springs, which was phenomenal. I was amazed at how much faster I got in two days. A question about trail braking: In class, we looked at a graph of racers' braking timing. In the graph, the onset of braking to peak pressure was very fast, almost instantaneous, and the release (if I recall correctly) was about two seconds long. For the technique, I believe we were told to brake, and then release braking gradually as we leaned the bike and got in on line (so the forks only compress once, first for the braking, which trades off
  3. One of the differences I noticed watching many onboard racing videos is that a majority of expert club racers tend to be aggressive on the throttle right after the apex. They seem to be waiting for that magic point in the corner where they can optimize the bike power. WSBK/motogp videos on the other hand look more symmetrical in throttle control around the apex. Deceleration and acceleration change of speed are similar. Is this a valid observation? At first I thought this happens because the fastest riders have higher corner speed. But could it be because of the more sophisticated electro
  4. Having never attended a school, of any kind and with 900k miles of touring and over confident open road sport riding, some of which certainly at the edge of foolish, but with very few offs, and none of significance ( other than a dog that took out my front wheel at 25mph which dislocated a shoulder) you would think I know how to corner. Well it seems I've forgotten something. I no longer see corners the same way and am working on that. (no brake/ fixed gear drills, and picking markers) I am relying too much on trail braking the spiral into corners that should be a simple counter steer to poi
  5. Hey Everyone, Hope you all have been enjoying the season. I was planning on signing up for the June 6th Level 1 course this year at Streets of Willow, but unfortunately I tore my achilles playing basketball in April (I'm getting old ) and was finally cleared to ride again in August. After a look at my finances, it looks like I will be able to attend the October 24th date and I am beyond stoked! September can't be over soon enough. I feel like I have a fairly good understanding of throttle control but I can't seem to get my body positioning right. When I'm in the corners I feel like I'
  6. So hanging off the bike moves the center of gravity a bit giving us a little more clearance before we start scraping parts. My question is, what other advantages does this give? Things I suspect are affected by hanging off: 1. suspension compliance due to the forces down the bike to the track being a little out of line 2. contact patch shape 3. steering head angle slightly less 1. would seem to be a disadvantage? 2. does its shape add more or less cornering g's? Perhaps it doesn't matter since friction is a component of the coefficient and the normal force? 3. reduces the slip ang
  7. I guess this raises the bar for all those people who like to show off by dragging a hand along the ground through a corner. But how did he get into the corner without using his hands? Must have been that "body steering" I keep hearing about... (I kid, I kid.)
  8. Would it be possible to collect and show Kamm circle data to students? Apparently it's relatively easy to transmit this data to a computer today. What's the cost of this technology? I'm reading about Kamm circles in "The upper half of the motorcycle", pg 100. It shows how beginner and intermediate riders tend to use lateral and longitudinal forces selectively, while more experienced riders use them both at the same time, up to the sustainable tire limits. It could help the learning process greatly to know where the student stands.
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