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Greetings fellow riders, especially Keith Code!

 

I am new to this forum and am looking forward to attend the California Superbike School in March of 2011 at Laguna Seca. I am married and live in Salinas, CA.

 

A bit about myself: Born and raised in Austria, been in the US for over 20 years (US Citizen as well).

Had been riding the 100cc "Minibike" back in Austria as a tennager for three years. Nobody ever talked about counter steering. Go figure!

My wife suggested I should get a bike and I took her up on it. Got myself a new 2009 Kawasaki Ninja 650r and have a lot of fun with it (on the weekends). I just wish I had done it sooner, because I am loving it. Got this bike so my wife and I can go on short rides together, but most of the time it's just myself.

Met some very nice fellow motorcycle enthusiasts on my weekend rides and bought the Twist of the Wrist book and

DVD. Am reading and watching the DVD (very good by the way) and am working on SR#1 right now. smile.gif

 

I am planning to get a true supersport bike in a year or so. But first, I need to attend the Superbike School Level I and II to learn the cornering stuff the right way. Looking forward to actually meet Keith Code and his crew in the Spring of 2011 and improve my cornering and remove those chicken strips on my tires. ;)

 

That's it for now.

 

Ride Safe!

KawaKlaus

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Hi Mr. Klaus, I'm on the nice list, and could use some CSS gift certs :ph34r:

 

:lol: :lol:

 

When you finally get to level 1, you'll be amazed at the difference of your riding from the day before to the day after. The confidence and added stability is awesome.

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Good stuff Klaus! Great wife for suggesting that too!!! smile.gif Welcome to the forum!

 

 

Hi Jason,

 

Thank you for the welcome. :)

Indeed, got to appreciate a good wife who is supportive in her husband really getting into that wonderful sport.

Looking forward to some great exchanges of tips on the CSS.

 

Cheers,

 

Klaus

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Hi Mr. Klaus, I'm on the nice list, and could use some CSS gift certs ph34r.gif

 

laugh.giflaugh.gif

 

When you finally get to level 1, you'll be amazed at the difference of your riding from the day before to the day after. The confidence and added stability is awesome.

 

 

Hi dmj120,

 

Thank you for the warm welcome.

HO,HO,HO.... let's see if you've been naughty or nice...ohmy.gif

Hmmm... I should put those on my Christmas list for Santa...Ho,Ho,Ho. laugh.gif

I've been nice too.

 

Yes, I am looking forward to Level I. In the meantime I am reading the book and see what improvements I can make/SR's I can make disappear. rolleyes.gif

Where are you geographically? Are you in California?

 

Cheers,

KawaKlaus

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Hi Mr. Klaus, I'm on the nice list, and could use some CSS gift certs ph34r.gif

 

laugh.giflaugh.gif

 

When you finally get to level 1, you'll be amazed at the difference of your riding from the day before to the day after. The confidence and added stability is awesome.

 

 

Hi dmj120,

 

Thank you for the warm welcome.

HO,HO,HO.... let's see if you've been naughty or nice...ohmy.gif

Hmmm... I should put those on my Christmas list for Santa...Ho,Ho,Ho. laugh.gif

I've been nice too.

 

Yes, I am looking forward to Level I. In the meantime I am reading the book and see what improvements I can make/SR's I can make disappear. rolleyes.gif

Where are you geographically? Are you in California?

 

Cheers,

KawaKlaus

 

Yup, in Southern Cali. B) I think I've seen your screen name around, just can't remember where. You in Cali, too?

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Hi Mr. Klaus, I'm on the nice list, and could use some CSS gift certs ph34r.gif

 

laugh.giflaugh.gif

 

When you finally get to level 1, you'll be amazed at the difference of your riding from the day before to the day after. The confidence and added stability is awesome.

 

 

Hi dmj120,

 

Thank you for the warm welcome.

HO,HO,HO.... let's see if you've been naughty or nice...ohmy.gif

Hmmm... I should put those on my Christmas list for Santa...Ho,Ho,Ho. laugh.gif

I've been nice too.

 

Yes, I am looking forward to Level I. In the meantime I am reading the book and see what improvements I can make/SR's I can make disappear. rolleyes.gif

Where are you geographically? Are you in California?

 

Cheers,

KawaKlaus

 

Yup, in Southern Cali. cool.gif I think I've seen your screen name around, just can't remember where. You in Cali, too?

 

Yup, I am on the Central California Coast (Monterey Peninsula) - close to Laguna Seca :)ph34r.gif

 

What are you riding?

How long have you been riding?

Have you been to the Superbike School?

 

Cheers,

KawaKlaus

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Hi KawaKlaus,

 

Welcome and glad you are here.

 

Gonna have to keep your wife I think!

 

Best,

Cobie

 

 

Hi Cobie,

 

Thank you for the warm welcome.

I agree with you on keeping my wife, she is amazing, and, she fully supports me attending the Superbike School in the Spring.

 

I am really looking forward to it. Will do both Level I and Level II.

 

Hope to see you and Keith Code as well.

 

In the meantime I work on SR#1 and practice what's in the Twist of the Wrist II book. ph34r.gif

 

See you in the Spring on the Monterey Peninsula.

 

Cheers,

 

KawaKlaus

 

 

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See you in the Spring on the Monterey Peninsula.

 

Cheers,

 

KawaKlaus

 

Good overall plan! As a first time track rider, if Laguna gets full, consider coming to the Streets of Willow Springs: great track, virtual guarantee on the weather, fun to ride, and good for the coaches to give lots of personal service. It has a lot of places to cut across making it the most efficient track for the coaches, hence we can spend more time with the students.

 

Best,

CF

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See you in the Spring on the Monterey Peninsula.

 

Cheers,

 

KawaKlaus

 

Good overall plan! As a first time track rider, if Laguna gets full, consider coming to the Streets of Willow Springs: great track, virtual guarantee on the weather, fun to ride, and good for the coaches to give lots of personal service. It has a lot of places to cut across making it the most efficient track for the coaches, hence we can spend more time with the students.

 

Best,

CF

 

Hi Cobie,

 

Glad to know I'm approaching it the right way. Willow Springs sounds like fun, however I don't have a truck (yet) to load my bike and come on down. I know I can use the cool BMW bikes you have (but like to save $ for more lessons/education) ;).

Another upside is the weather - less foggy for sure.

Unless there is a sweet deal (too hard to pass up) wink.gif

 

I'm planning to keep my eyes open for the 2011 class schedule (coming this week ??) and go from there.

 

Best for me is to start with Laguna in the Spring (Level I/II) and look for a Fall 2011 in Willow (keeping fingers crossed).

 

I look forward to learning lots from you and your fellow coaches and take my riding to the next level(s). ph34r.gif

 

Cheers,

 

Klaus

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See you in the Spring on the Monterey Peninsula.

 

Cheers,

 

KawaKlaus

 

Good overall plan! As a first time track rider, if Laguna gets full, consider coming to the Streets of Willow Springs: great track, virtual guarantee on the weather, fun to ride, and good for the coaches to give lots of personal service. It has a lot of places to cut across making it the most efficient track for the coaches, hence we can spend more time with the students.

 

Best,

CF

 

Hi Cobie,

 

Can you please send me a copy of the 2011 schedule?smile.gif

Also, can you please indicate (it really is a suggestion) which day(s) of the week the class(es) are held?

I got excited looking at the 2010 schedule, when I realized that a lot of the dates are during the week!

So, I am looking forward to plan my 2011 class attendance, especially looking for weekend dates.

 

Thank you for your help.

 

Cheers,

 

Klaus

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Klaus,

 

Schedule is supposed to be on the website just about any minute, a technical issue with the webmaster, should be done literally any time now.

 

Most school dates are during the week, but one that might work well is to come to Streets of Willow, we do a number of weekend dates there for the single day schools.

 

Best,

Cobie

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Klaus,

 

Schedule is supposed to be on the website just about any minute, a technical issue with the webmaster, should be done literally any time now.

 

Most school dates are during the week, but one that might work well is to come to Streets of Willow, we do a number of weekend dates there for the single day schools.

 

Best,

Cobie

 

Hi Cobie,

 

Thank you for the reply.

Schedule still not on the website as of now.

 

Have another question for you:

 

I have a 2009 Kawasaki Ninja 650r with Sportbars, etc.

This past weekend I went on a great 230 mile roundtrip ride with three guys (Yamaha R1, Suzuki GSX 1000 and a Yamaha R6). Was a great ride.

They were telling me that I need to get a true sportbike because mine (the 650r) is not perfect for learning better cornering due to suspension, etc.

Note: I have about 1 inch of "chicken strips" on th edge of my tires.

 

So, any thoughts?

 

Cheers,

Klaus

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Yup, I am on the Central California Coast (Monterey Peninsula) - close to Laguna Seca :)ph34r.gif

 

What are you riding?

How long have you been riding?

Have you been to the Superbike School?

 

Cheers,

KawaKlaus

Gotz me a 2008 zx10, started riding late 2001 on a 2001 zx9r, so far only been to Level 1 :( Maybe this year I'll be able to get to L2.

 

Monterey is a nice area. Taking Level 1 and 2 at Laguna will be cool; hell, just to ride on that track would be cool. A few years ago after the MotoGP walked across the track when leaving, and, wow, it looked perfect -- guess there's some high standards for pro's :lol:

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