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Hello all.Signed up for Level I at Barber in June. Been riding off and on for about 22 years. Got hooked on riding twisties in 2006. That being said, I am fairly new to that segment of riding. I have ridden quite a few of the twisty areas of the US since then. I am hoping that the School will teach me how to judge my corner entry speed as well as increase my "comfort zone" when it comes to leaning my bike over. I plan on using my bike for the Code Day. I have a 2008 ZX 14. I thought about using their ZX 6 but figured I'd be more comfortable on my own bike. Barber doesn't seem too technical so i'm hoping my arse won't be dragging by the end of the day from throwing my bike around (LOL) Anyway, I'm lookin forward to it. Now I'm gonna post in some other forums to get some questions answered.Thanks for listening,Mike

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Hello all.Signed up for Level I at Barber in June. Been riding off and on for about 22 years. Got hooked on riding twisties in 2006. That being said, I am fairly new to that segment of riding. I have ridden quite a few of the twisty areas of the US since then. I am hoping that the School will teach me how to judge my corner entry speed as well as increase my "comfort zone" when it comes to leaning my bike over. I plan on using my bike for the Code Day. I have a 2008 ZX 14. I thought about using their ZX 6 but figured I'd be more comfortable on my own bike. Barber doesn't seem too technical so i'm hoping my arse won't be dragging by the end of the day from throwing my bike around (LOL) Anyway, I'm lookin forward to it. Now I'm gonna post in some other forums to get some questions answered.Thanks for listening,Mike

 

 

Welcome Mike, you will love Barber it is amazing track. Throwing your bike around on barber is going to have you tired though, Barber is a bit more technical then it looks but a blast to ride.

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I have ridden quite a few of the twisty areas of the US since then. I am hoping that the School will teach me how to judge my corner entry speed as well as increase my "comfort zone" when it comes to leaning my bike over.

Welcome to the forum!

 

I've done some twisty riding before and after I took the level I class and it helped a lot. About a month after the class I went down to the Smokies with some good friends who are experienced riders and I don't think I could have kept up if I hadn't taken the class.

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Hello again,

 

I have a few questions.

 

My wife is planning on coming with me. She wants to come to the track and watch some. Doubt she will sit there the entire time.

 

Will she be admitted to the track?

 

If so, can she come and go as she pleases?

 

Is there a fee for her to enter?

 

Where would her seating be?

 

Can she take pics?

 

Do I need to bring any kind of cover for she/I to sit under or is the area covered?

 

What do I need to bring in regard to food and beverages for both of us?

 

Any recommendations for a hotel?

 

Any particular one where most of the attendees stay?

 

We were at Barber last year when AMA Superbike was there. Stayed at a cheap hotel in Leeds.

 

BTW

 

I've decided to use the schools ZX 6 instead of my ZX 14.

 

Sorry for all of the questions.

 

Just like to have all of the little details taken care of.

 

Thanks,

 

Mike

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Hi Big O!

 

Barber is a little particular, so just e-mail your wife's name, your name and the school date to Whitney@superbikeschool.com, she'll put it on the list.

 

No problem on your wife being there, the classes are indoors, if she is not a rider, she's welome to stay with you, or come and go as she pleases. Pictures and specating no problem either. There is no fee for friends/family. Hotel info will be sent to you in a confirmation pack well in advance (directions, hotels, releases, etc.).

 

It's been a few years since I rode the 14, but honestly, the 6's work so well in the turns, you'll be pretty happy you did ride them.

 

Let me know if any other questions, you can of course e-mail me directly too: cobie@superbikeschool.com.

 

Best,

Cobie

 

ps--please come say hello when you come to the school!

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I just sent in my confirmation packet.

 

It states that I need to be at the registration area by 7am.

 

Do I need to be geared up at that time?

 

Are there changing facilities at the track for when I am finished?

 

What time is the School day typically over?

 

I have a 6-7 hour drive home and was deciding if I should book the hotel for Sunday also.

 

Thanks again,

 

Mike

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I just sent in my confirmation packet.

 

It states that I need to be at the registration area by 7am.

 

Do I need to be geared up at that time?

 

Are there changing facilities at the track for when I am finished?

 

What time is the School day typically over?

 

I have a 6-7 hour drive home and was deciding if I should book the hotel for Sunday also.

 

Thanks again,

 

Mike

 

Mike,

 

Yes, be there at 7am, no don't need to be geared up, we'll keep you informed on that. There is someplace to change, many just change in the trailer. Day is done from about 4:30-6pm, depending on which group you are in. Most guys are pretty tired at end of a day or 2 at the track, might want to get a good meal and hotel for the night.

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