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Yes, and it helped me as a rider. 24 34.78%
No, but I don't think it would help. 3 4.35%
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Old 04-18-2011, 09:52 AM   #1
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Twist of the Wrist II: The Cornering Bible. Have you watched it?

I would like to know your opinions and input on this. I watched it about 2 times this weekend, everytime finding out about very common mistakes I have made in the past and still sometimes.

I would like to knowm how many have watched it?

Did it help?

What did you think?

Would you like to watch it?


I just feel it put to rest a lot of the BS that you hear from other people and just get's to the unrefutable science of riding.

I would also like to know who would be interested in a group session to watch it, I think this would be valuable for a lot of new riders and just about anyone that rides.

We can make it a bbq out of it...I already have someone that has offered their house.

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Old 04-18-2011, 09:58 AM   #2
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I didn't watch the video, but I've read the book a few times. I definitely appreciate Code's ability to put to words an approach for riding on the track and on the street. His emphasis on reference points, braking and throttle control were particularly valuable as both a rider and an instructor. It's now a little strange for me to hear from local racers that they don't use reference points when they ride.
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I didn't watch the video, but I've read the book a few times. I definitely appreciate Code's ability to put to words an approach for riding on the track and on the street. His emphasis on reference points, braking and throttle control were particularly valuable as both a rider and an instructor. It's now a little strange for me to hear from local racers that they don't use reference points when they ride.
The whole time I think he says "throttle control" about a thousand times!


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I'd like to watch it. Let me know what's up. I also like to grill...
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Being relatively new it helped me alot, problem is that there is a lot of information presented so you can only focus on a few sections at a time.

Great tool though.
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Read it, and 90% makes sense. Its strange to me when local racers and instructors tell you to throw out most of what's in that book and tell you that "you don't ride the bike like that on the track."
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Being relatively new it helped me alot, problem is that there is a lot of information presented so you can only focus on a few sections at a time.

Great tool though.
I actually fond it to focus on one thing...Throttle control and to always ride at 75% of your abilities to make sure your "SR's" don't mess you up too much.

To always look through your turn and find reference points...
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Read it, and 90% makes sense. Its strange to me when local racers and instructors tell you to throw out most of what's in that book and tell you that "you don't ride the bike like that on the track."
Weird...

While watching it I was thinking, why don't they show some of these clips at a track day...I guess here is my answer..
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Weird...

While watching it I was thinking, why don't they show some of these clips at a track day...I guess here is my answer..
They probably don't show the clips due to copywrite issues. However, just because a racer has said those words in my presence doesn't mean I believed them.
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The whole time I think he says "throttle control" about a thousand times!


Minimum. I am still trying to finish it. I was maybe 10-15 minutes at a time and usually by then I want to go ride and practice what I learned. It has been a valuable experience. I almost want to buy the dvd, but my bank account wont let me. If anybody wants a copy, let me know. I brought my laptop to the cypress meet last wednesday but apparently nobody wanted it
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Minimum. I am still trying to finish it. I was maybe 10-15 minutes at a time and usually by then I want to go ride and practice what I learned. It has been a valuable experience. I almost want to buy the dvd, but my bank account wont let me. If anybody wants a copy, let me know. I brought my laptop to the cypress meet last wednesday but apparently nobody wanted it
Well, I'm going to try and put something together where we can all gather and watch it...

I think it would be a good learning experience for everyone...


Maybe even burn a few copies and have a drawing for them...Anything to help people ride safer and more concious of what they are doing.

Maybe I can also get a buddy of mine to go over basic maintenace tips too... (I stole that last idea from Patrick)
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Read it, and 90% makes sense. Its strange to me when local racers and instructors tell you to throw out most of what's in that book and tell you that "you don't ride the bike like that on the track."
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His emphasis on reference points, braking and throttle control were particularly valuable as both a rider and an instructor. It's now a little strange for me to hear from local racers that they don't use reference points when they ride.

So worthwhile or not? I'm at 90% track/10% street nowadays, and I feel like I'm trying to break "street" habits every TD.
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I bought and watched TOTW 1 and 2 about 1 year after I started riding and with no trackdays under my belt.

TOTW1 is great, campy fun with older bikes I am not familiar with. It's boring at times but its just like watching a 1980s commercial.

TOTW2 was much better with more analysis. I particularly like the demonstrations on there training bikes. One thing that I walked away from is that all steering input is from the bar, not weight.

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I have a PC copy of it to, if people need it I could possibly make it available.
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I have a PC copy of it to, if people need it I could possibly make it available.
You could bring it to pass out...


I'm still trying to hash out the details of how to feed everyone that comes...

but I think it would be cool to have a group viewing.
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Why not just host a meet and greet and lets watch it at someone's crib?
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Why not just host a meet and greet and lets watch it at someone's crib?
Yeah, I'm working on that...

but there is also the topic of feeding the peeps...I'm still figuring that...

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Yeah, I'm working on that...

but there is also the topic of feeding the peeps...I'm still figuring that...

I love you guys but I aint rich...
Skrew that. BYOF! BYOB! BYOH!

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Skrew that. BYOF! BYOB! BYOH!

Ain't your job to feed grown men.
True, now the logistics and also to make sure we are not all bringing the same stuff... If people ride, it might be a challenge to carry stuff, ya know...

Maybe we can just all chip in some $ once there for charcoal/gas and such...


Leo has already told me he would be willing to do it at his house...I just don't have the space...And don't think it would be wise to do it at a bar, for obvious reasons
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I have a theatre room that can seat 10. The a/c is kinda weak up there, though.
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I have a theatre room that can seat 10. The a/c is kinda weak up there, though.
So, you are illing to share?

Though I predict we might have more peeps than that...


I'm trying to think of way to mke this work. maybe others can give input.
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