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I just like to say thankyou to Keith Code and the instructors from the css. I was always told that I wouldn't be able to do many things after being hit by a car 20 years ago (I'm partially paralised down the whole right side of my body). When Steve Brouggy at P.I. in Melbourne, Australia showed me that there was nothing at all wrong with me and said that it was an unfair advantage because I had smooth throttle control before I had turned a wheel on the track. For the first time in my life I felt sorry for everybody in my class. Keith all your instructors that work for you are second to none.

 

Thanks for everything

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What a great story! Glad to have you on the forum, I'm in the "States" so I probably won't see you on the track in the very near future but maybe someday.

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Hi everybody,

 

I just like to say thankyou to Keith Code and the instructors from the css. I was always told that I wouldn't be able to do many things after being hit by a car 20 years ago (I'm partially paralised down the whole right side of my body). When Steve Brouggy at P.I. in Melbourne, Australia showed me that there was nothing at all wrong with me and said that it was an unfair advantage because I had smooth throttle control before I had turned a wheel on the track. For the first time in my life I felt sorry for everybody in my class. Keith all your instructors that work for you are second to none.

 

Thanks for everything

 

That is a great story!

 

So, how did your class go, we need more info!

 

Best,

Cobie

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Hi everybody,

 

I just like to say thankyou to Keith Code and the instructors from the css. I was always told that I wouldn't be able to do many things after being hit by a car 20 years ago (I'm partially paralised down the whole right side of my body). When Steve Brouggy at P.I. in Melbourne, Australia showed me that there was nothing at all wrong with me and said that it was an unfair advantage because I had smooth throttle control before I had turned a wheel on the track. For the first time in my life I felt sorry for everybody in my class. Keith all your instructors that work for you are second to none.

 

Thanks for everything

 

That is a great story!

 

So, how did your class go, we need more info!

 

Best,

Cobie

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Hi everybody,

 

I just like to say thankyou to Keith Code and the instructors from the css. I was always told that I wouldn't be able to do many things after being hit by a car 20 years ago (I'm partially paralised down the whole right side of my body). When Steve Brouggy at P.I. in Melbourne, Australia showed me that there was nothing at all wrong with me and said that it was an unfair advantage because I had smooth throttle control before I had turned a wheel on the track. For the first time in my life I felt sorry for everybody in my class. Keith all your instructors that work for you are second to none.

 

Thanks for everything

 

That is a great story!

 

So, how did your class go, we need more info!

 

Best,

Cobie

 

Hi Cobie and Iwarner thanks.

 

what I learnt in all four levels I use in day to day practice. My riding skills are great, fast, yet smooth, (just ask me Ill tell you :lol: ) I love corners high/low speed. Steve Brouggy would have to be the best Instructor I have ever met, the way he turned my negative approach into the most positive thing is a credit to him and the css. I will forward his teaching to anyone who will listen. I try to get to P.I. as many times as possible, I have completed level 1-4 and 3 and 4 twice. I hope to get to Laguna for a school one day soon, that would be a dream

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Welcome to the forum Mate. I just spotted your post looking down the list. Sorry I didn't see it earlier. Congrats on your smooth throttle control. Glad Steve could help turn your negative into a positive. I did some ride days with Steve at PI and he is really professional. Too bad I didn't do any classes there, but I will someday. Do you have any idea what sort of times you were doing? Just out of curiosity. I know the GP guys are running near the 1:30 mark but for us mere mortals, anything under 2 minutes is nice :) Hope to see you there sometime.

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Welcome to the forum Mate. I just spotted your post looking down the list. Sorry I didn't see it earlier. Congrats on your smooth throttle control. Glad Steve could help turn your negative into a positive. I did some ride days with Steve at PI and he is really professional. Too bad I didn't do any classes there, but I will someday. Do you have any idea what sort of times you were doing? Just out of curiosity. I know the GP guys are running near the 1:30 mark but for us mere mortals, anything under 2 minutes is nice :) Hope to see you there sometime.

 

 

Hey Sof thanks mate.

 

I have done a 1.58 on a cbr 600 f4. In the classes Steve taught me far more than any time will show. You really should get over to do a class, a mate of mine said "Ive been riding for 35 years what are they going to improve", after the wsbk we did a school and my mate was blown away and he is converted. It may be a small thing that is changed in a number of different areas but the change will be huge. B) Im hoping to be there next year for level four again.

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Hey Sof thanks mate.

 

I have done a 1.58 on a cbr 600 f4. In the classes Steve taught me far more than any time will show. You really should get over to do a class, a mate of mine said "Ive been riding for 35 years what are they going to improve", after the wsbk we did a school and my mate was blown away and he is converted. It may be a small thing that is changed in a number of different areas but the change will be huge. B) Im hoping to be there next year for level four again.

 

Always a pleasure mate :) Great to know about your experience with the SBK school and glad your friend converted. It was the same for me after I did level 1 at Laguna Seca, couldn't believe how much I learned. So you already did some decent times at the Island before you did the school, very nice. It would be great to see just how much those times have come down after the school. I am interested in comparing my times (and also the effort required) at the Island after I go back because I've done all the levels here in the US. Would be great to do level 4 at PI with Steve Brouggy. I did track days with him and had a blast. Around what time of year were you thinking of doing level 4? It would be great to see you there. I might even do it around Xmas time when hopefully going back to see the fam. Won't have a bike though, since my old track bike is still in the same state it was when I crashed it in Lukey Heights some years ago. It's been parked in storage and who knows what I'll have to do to get it running again since it's been so long. Will be a fun project though.

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Hey Sof thanks mate.

 

I have done a 1.58 on a cbr 600 f4. In the classes Steve taught me far more than any time will show. You really should get over to do a class, a mate of mine said "Ive been riding for 35 years what are they going to improve", after the wsbk we did a school and my mate was blown away and he is converted. It may be a small thing that is changed in a number of different areas but the change will be huge. B) Im hoping to be there next year for level four again.

 

Always a pleasure mate :) Great to know about your experience with the SBK school and glad your friend converted. It was the same for me after I did level 1 at Laguna Seca, couldn't believe how much I learned. So you already did some decent times at the Island before you did the school, very nice. It would be great to see just how much those times have come down after the school. I am interested in comparing my times (and also the effort required) at the Island after I go back because I've done all the levels here in the US. Would be great to do level 4 at PI with Steve Brouggy. I did track days with him and had a blast. Around what time of year were you thinking of doing level 4? It would be great to see you there. I might even do it around Xmas time when hopefully going back to see the fam. Won't have a bike though, since my old track bike is still in the same state it was when I crashed it in Lukey Heights some years ago. It's been parked in storage and who knows what I'll have to do to get it running again since it's been so long. Will be a fun project though.

 

 

Hi again Sof

 

My lap time was after I had done three levels in three days, then a track day, best 4 days riding of my life but I would swap it any time for Laguna Seca. I just went to Mac Park in Mount Gambier, this is a great riders track, sure its not Laguna Seca but if the cash flow is low its got everything a rider could ask for. :blink: Sorry to read that you lost it at Lukey, when you get that corner right its great. Steve holds school after the wsbk. So after watching the best you can do a school a be the best you can be. Its like the best 2 for 1 deal. What was your track bike, hope it wasnt to badly damaged.

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Hi again Sof

 

My lap time was after I had done three levels in three days, then a track day, best 4 days riding of my life but I would swap it any time for Laguna Seca. I just went to Mac Park in Mount Gambier, this is a great riders track, sure its not Laguna Seca but if the cash flow is low its got everything a rider could ask for. :blink: Sorry to read that you lost it at Lukey, when you get that corner right its great. Steve holds school after the wsbk. So after watching the best you can do a school a be the best you can be. Its like the best 2 for 1 deal. What was your track bike, hope it wasnt to badly damaged.

 

G'day Mate :)

 

Three levels in three days and a 4th track day, WOW! I wouldn't have been able to walk after all that riding :lol: . Sorry about not understanding correctly, but under 2 minutes is pretty good at the Island regardless. Well done mate. What is Mt. Gambier like? I just did level 3 and 4 back to back at the Streets of Willow here in Cali. Was great fun, but nothing like PI! It's almost a bit like Broadford, except the runoff there sucks in a lot of places, especially crash corner where there's a ditch and a steep hill going up. I know people have passed away in that corner :( I wasn't too keen on that track, but it was still good experience.

 

It's always inspirational to get on the track right after the pros. You're lucky to have that experience. I did a track day a PI in March of 2004 and it was just before the MotoGP were coming for testing. Actually most of the teams had already arrived. Their bikes were there even though the riders weren't, and I got to take some happy snaps in between sessions. I believe I still have some pics somewhere ; must post it up sometime. Yeah, Lukey is a tricky corner. I was pretty silly going into it too wide and off the racing line, the camber changes in that corner depending on the line you take. I would have known this earlier had I done the left side/ride side drill with the SBK school. Least to say, it was pretty dirty off the race line too, and I had cold tires. There are so many reasons I crashed there. Anthony Gobert was riding in my group that day too! Luckily, I was perfectly OK, but the bike is still in pieces. It is a bone stock 2004 R1. Poor thing ; I'd love to get it fixed up next visit and take her out for a spin. In the mean time, I'm lucky to have my R1 here which I've been careful with. This one was already broken when I bought it, but I spent a lot of time working on it to get her ridable again. So glad I did :)

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Hi again Sof

 

My lap time was after I had done three levels in three days, then a track day, best 4 days riding of my life but I would swap it any time for Laguna Seca. I just went to Mac Park in Mount Gambier, this is a great riders track, sure its not Laguna Seca but if the cash flow is low its got everything a rider could ask for. :blink: Sorry to read that you lost it at Lukey, when you get that corner right its great. Steve holds a school after the wsbk. So after watching the best you can do a school a be the best you can be. Its like the best 2 for 1 deal. What was your track bike, hope it wasnt to badly damaged.

 

G'day Mate :)

 

Three levels in three days and a 4th track day, WOW! I wouldn't have been able to walk after all that riding :lol: . Sorry about not understanding correctly, but under 2 minutes is pretty good at the Island regardless. Well done mate. What is Mt. Gambier like? I just did level 3 and 4 back to back at the Streets of Willow here in Cali. Was great fun, but nothing like PI! It's almost a bit like Broadford, except the runoff there sucks in a lot of places, especially crash corner where there's a ditch and a steep hill going up. I know people have passed away in that corner :( I wasn't too keen on that track, but it was still good experience.

 

It's always inspirational to get on the track right after the pros. You're lucky to have that experience. I did a track day a PI in March of 2004 and it was just before the MotoGP were coming for testing. Actually most of the teams had already arrived. Their bikes were there even though the riders weren't, and I got to take some happy snaps in between sessions. I believe I still have some pics somewhere ; must post it up sometime. Yeah, Lukey is a tricky corner. I was pretty silly going into it too wide and off the racing line, the camber changes in that corner depending on the line you take. I would have known this earlier had I done the left side/ride side drill with the SBK school. Least to say, it was pretty dirty off the race line too, and I had cold tires. There are so many reasons I crashed there. Anthony Gobert was riding in my group that day too! Luckily, I was perfectly OK, but the bike is still in pieces. It is a bone stock 2004 R1. Poor thing ; I'd love to get it fixed up next visit and take her out for a spin. In the mean time, I'm lucky to have my R1 here which I've been careful with. This one was already broken when I bought it, but I spent a lot of time working on it to get her ridable again. So glad I did :)

 

 

Sof mate B)

 

If you ride P.I. when you come back for xmas, try turning in sooner at Lukey so your front tyre is almost kissing the corner and keep it tight so when you get to MG it opens up so much and you will get on the power earlier which will set turn 11 up perfectly :D . I forgot to mention that the next day I rode 1100km back home, so you can imagine the pain I was clearly in after that :blink: . Google Macnamara Park in mount Gambier it shows onboard footage of the track. It always sucks when an off stuffs up your day. The R1 what ever year would be fun for track bike. How cool that must of been with the Motogp teams, did you get a contract or test ride? I wish I was there. I ride a vtr sp1 which owes me big $$$$ so I would really like to get a track bike so I dont have to worry about the vtr. By the way I'd love to see those photo's. One of my best friends has a 1994 rc 45 this bike has had over $70,000 spent on it (a full works HRC engine and many other things). Ive been lucky to ride this bike 3 times, this is the closest thing to being a wsbk rider Ill ever get and it was GREAT!!!!!!!.

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PI, lovely track, going to have to get down there again one of these days.

 

No time like now. It would be great to meet you Keith. Dont be strangers we dont bite down under :lol: .

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PI, lovely track, going to have to get down there again one of these days.

 

No time like now. It would be great to meet you Keith. Dont be strangers we dont bite down under :lol: .

 

Keith did go down earlier in the year, over the winter (our winter that is). But its been a few years for me. Like to get back to PI, there is that one fish and chips place we would go at the end of the day--GREAT, but a lot of flies!

 

CF

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Sof mate B)

 

If you ride P.I. when you come back for xmas, try turning in sooner at Lukey so your front tyre is almost kissing the corner and keep it tight so when you get to MG it opens up so much and you will get on the power earlier which will set turn 11 up perfectly :D . I forgot to mention that the next day I rode 1100km back home, so you can imagine the pain I was clearly in after that :blink: . Google Macnamara Park in mount Gambier it shows onboard footage of the track. It always sucks when an off stuffs up your day. The R1 what ever year would be fun for track bike. How cool that must of been with the Motogp teams, did you get a contract or test ride? I wish I was there. I ride a vtr sp1 which owes me big $ so I would really like to get a track bike so I dont have to worry about the vtr. By the way I'd love to see those photo's. One of my best friends has a 1994 rc 45 this bike has had over $70,000 spent on it (a full works HRC engine and many other things). Ive been lucky to ride this bike 3 times, this is the closest thing to being a wsbk rider Ill ever get and it was GREAT!!!!!!!.

 

Mate,

 

hahah, yes, I will try and do a school day next time at PI because Steve and the guys will keep me in check! I have some footage of some nice lines through Lukey too. Just got a bit too over my head that day :rolleyes: . I checked out http://www.macpark.org/ and it looks cool but the onboard videos was under construction. I googled it but couldn't find anything onboard. Send me a link if you have one please.

 

The R1 is a real pleasure at the island because you can really open it up in so many corners. I'm not shy to do it, but crashing there is usually high speed also! Remember Rossi's crash out of Southern Loop in QP last year? I wish I got the chance to ride a MotoGP bike. Those 990s were a dream; I came close last year to getting on Randy Mamola's two-seater Duke but it wasn't meant to be. Maybe I'll get to ride one of the real bikes someday. I met some real nice guys from Dorna last year at Indy, and saw Bret again in the Yamaha garage. It was cool of him to remember me from that ride day 4 years ago at PI. A real decent bloke if you ask me. I'll try and post the pics up in the pic thread sometime. I found them the other night :)

 

Glad you enjoy your VTR. A friend of mine over there had one he loved so much. How did the RC feel? You rode it at the island I take it?

 

Keith did go down earlier in the year, over the winter (our winter that is). But its been a few years for me. Like to get back to PI, there is that one fish and chips place we would go at the end of the day--GREAT, but a lot of flies!

 

CF

 

Hey Cobie, will you guys be going back this Winter? If so, I'd love to coordinate with you and catch up over there. The cost of flights has gone down a great deal this year, even for Oz summer flights. Fish and chips, man I miss it. You're right about the flys, but did you wear one of those special hats with the dangling corks? I always cork myself in the eye with them :lol:

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Sof mate B)

 

If you ride P.I. when you come back for xmas, try turning in sooner at Lukey so your front tyre is almost kissing the corner and keep it tight so when you get to MG it opens up so much and you will get on the power earlier which will set turn 11 up perfectly :D . I forgot to mention that the next day I rode 1100km back home, so you can imagine the pain I was clearly in after that :blink: . Google Macnamara Park in mount Gambier it shows onboard footage of the track. It always sucks when an off stuffs up your day. The R1 what ever year would be fun for track bike. How cool that must of been with the Motogp teams, did you get a contract or test ride? I wish I was there. I ride a vtr sp1 which owes me big $ so I would really like to get a track bike so I dont have to worry about the vtr. By the way I'd love to see those photo's. One of my best friends has a 1994 rc 45 this bike has had over $70,000 spent on it (a full works HRC engine and many other things). Ive been lucky to ride this bike 3 times, this is the closest thing to being a wsbk rider Ill ever get and it was GREAT!!!!!!!.

 

Mate,

 

hahah, yes, I will try and do a school day next time at PI because Steve and the guys will keep me in check! I have some footage of some nice lines through Lukey too. Just got a bit too over my head that day :rolleyes: . I checked out http://www.macpark.org/ and it looks cool but the onboard videos was under construction. I googled it but couldn't find anything onboard. Send me a link if you have one please.

 

The R1 is a real pleasure at the island because you can really open it up in so many corners. I'm not shy to do it, but crashing there is usually high speed also! Remember Rossi's crash out of Southern Loop in QP last year? I wish I got the chance to ride a MotoGP bike. Those 990s were a dream; I came close last year to getting on Randy Mamola's two-seater Duke but it wasn't meant to be. Maybe I'll get to ride one of the real bikes someday. I met some real nice guys from Dorna last year at Indy, and saw Bret again in the Yamaha garage. It was cool of him to remember me from that ride day 4 years ago at PI. A real decent bloke if you ask me. I'll try and post the pics up in the pic thread sometime. I found them the other night :)

 

Glad you enjoy your VTR. A friend of mine over there had one he loved so much. How did the RC feel? You rode it at the island I take it?

 

Keith did go down earlier in the year, over the winter (our winter that is). But its been a few years for me. Like to get back to PI, there is that one fish and chips place we would go at the end of the day--GREAT, but a lot of flies!

 

CF

 

Hey Cobie, will you guys be going back this Winter? If so, I'd love to coordinate with you and catch up over there. The cost of flights has gone down a great deal this year, even for Oz summer flights. Fish and chips, man I miss it. You're right about the flys, but did you wear one of those special hats with the dangling corks? I always cork myself in the eye with them :lol:

 

 

Hey Sof

 

I wasnt lucky enough to ride the RC at the Island, but there are some great roads through the hills in Adelaide which we road on, but no Doohan corner, Luke, MG, Honda but it was still fun. That would have been sweeeeeeet to have gone 2 up with Randy Mamola. What do you think about the brakes on your R1 it was the only thing I wasnt sure about but maybe now with the new radial mounted brakes its better. I must admit that I would like to ride the new R1. Im trying to order the new twist o wrist 2 thats going to be great.

 

Ill get in contact with a mate about the Mac park footage

 

There is some classic racing at Lobi in the hills so a group of mates and I are going (both bikes and cars its great). :D

 

 

Cobie try some tropical aero guard that keeps the flies at bay, anything else and the flies will laugh at you :D . The only problem when Keith does come places fill very quickly. When you do come down under it would be great to know when.

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When KC comes down, it's just about always/always on the web pages.

 

Thanks Cobie

 

Now that Im apart of the css forum Ill know sooner.

The Australian Motor Cycle News (AMCN a motorbike magazine) was the only other way I could find out, great to know.

Dont be strangers now, you hear :lol:.

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