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Old 05-17-2010, 12:00 PM   #61
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Thanks for posting picture!

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Back after a great weekend in Keyesville. What a beautiful place. The Jimmy Lewis class was great, as anticipated. Learned some things that are already having a positive effect on my riding. Sometimes it's just one little thing that you never think of that can keep you from doing something better. I can't wait to practice the things I learned more in real world situations. It makes riding even more fun. Jimmy had a great crew that was always there to help when needed. Every one of them were great riders with a wealth of knowledge and willing to explain or demonstrate anything to anyone at any time. And, if you didn't already know, Jimmy is an amazing rider.

Thanks Jimmy, Heather, Charlie and Nate.

All of the students were very cool as well, and up for anything. I think some of them reached an excitement level that they weren't really expecting. That should really help desensitize them to some of the harder stuff in the future.

Thanks BJ, Bob, Carsten, Luanna, Mark, Mikko, Joel and Jon.

If anyone wanted to take this class but didn't, you should be bummed because it may be a little while before they offer another class.



ps: Mikko, heather knows where your helmet is.
Thanks for posting picture - that hill made me sweat...
Took me a while to find you guys on this forum.
I just signed up and hope to stay in touch.
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Old 05-17-2010, 03:22 PM   #62
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Good riding, great class, awesome peeps!

Wow, what a difference in the weather! Rode home today, Monday, from Lake Isabella and I don't think the temp. went over 70 degrees the whole ride home! It was 90 yesterday.

Great instruction by Jimmy, Heather, and the rest of his crew. Great meeting Eric, Joel, and Jon. (Great pic, Eric!)

We all came home with some new riding tools and no broken bones, so we're good to go!

Ride safe, Bob
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Old 05-17-2010, 05:11 PM   #63
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Great time with graet company

The class was full of sweat and workout, nevertheless great time and we've got a solid set of skills that we can use and practice everyday for a better and safer riding.
Thank you all for help and support, I had a great time!

I would like to see that picture of Bob standing up against the hill on one (rear) wheel with no support!!!

Hope Heather will post it here some day.
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Old 05-17-2010, 05:56 PM   #64
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We had a great time. Not to many pics but here's a few.

Base camp


On the Trail


Joel taking a rest (sorry Joel)


Taking a break by the river


Eric posing with his tire pump


My wife riding along (with straight bars before she looped it on the hill climb )


It was great to meet everyone. Class was definitely a lot of fun.

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Old 05-17-2010, 05:59 PM   #65
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Great instruction by Jimmy, Heather, and the rest of his crew. Great meeting Eric, Joel, and Jon. (Great pic, Eric!)

We all came home with some new riding tools and no broken bones, so we're good to go!
hi bob, yes it's great no one got hurt and all went home to become better and safer riders.....

thanks jon and eric for supporting me all the way........
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Old 05-17-2010, 06:01 PM   #66
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Joel taking a rest (sorry Joel)

mark....it was a warm day and i like resting in the shade..........
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Old 05-17-2010, 06:59 PM   #67
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the l.a. weekend riders version of the ride report....


jon, eric and i ready to roll friday at 4pm with 5 bikes on the trailer. now i know, i should bring 3 just for myself next time.....



hw178 before entering the tight canyon



one of the dams along kern river



we made it to our motel in lake isabella with plenty of daylight left. pretty good hotel by the area's standard. thanks bob (madmax) for sucking us in here.....






we didn't waste any time and had dinner at the upstair restaurant; the wonderful waitress sitted us on a table with the view



eric's portion look small if you haven't seen eric.....



someone forgot to cook jon's meat.........



i'm not much of a beef eater so i went for the 12 oz sirloin patty.... then went to our room....yes, we are all cheap basterds and shared 1 room....


next morning we drove to keyesville



jimmy and heather were ready and waiting for us



fillled out the forms and signed



my support crew unloading the bikes...



as we wait for the others, jl giving my bike the proper bar set up...



i tried to steal one of these cool chairs but the opportunity wouldn't come...



anyway that was a bad idea since one of these guys will be out of luck



jl emphasizing the proper use of finger control... and balance...



same basic principles on a small bike


carsten getting a one on one



now the rider's turn




the flying finn doing good on this exercise and hasn't shown the flying portion yet...just kidding mikko..




more coming.....
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Old 05-17-2010, 07:33 PM   #68
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my turn....the not too funny part....

stiff as a cadaver and awfully ugly.....



bob will you please stop staring at my ass....



at least i got heather to laugh with me...



the fun begins...







attentively paying attention


jl showing us one of the moves



then we did drills, more drills , and lots of drills..sorry no pics...


back to the classroom...the open air of the beautiful sierra nevada



demo of a controlled panic braking; brakes engaged, arms straight, body weight at the back, etc.



ok jon, which part you didn't understand?.....

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Old 05-17-2010, 07:49 PM   #69
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more hand's on training



waiting for our turn



heather building up eric's self confidence



eric's butt glued to his seat.......



but after a few runs...a man has evolved...



who dressed you up this morning jon?...



looking good...






it was a gorgeous day if you haven't noticed
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Old 05-17-2010, 08:01 PM   #70
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we rode by the kern river for lunch



picture time



poser



madmax



mark



heather doing the fixin..






the coolers were stocked with red bull...




the view
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Old 05-17-2010, 08:28 PM   #71
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Nice

Joel,

Great pix! Thanks for taking the time to post them.

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Old 05-17-2010, 08:38 PM   #72
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after lunch...more exercises












getting ready for a different one









the flying finn



bj



always ready to what jl is going to say



another drill






ooops!



this one is mine....; after i dropped my bike, i was grounded..the poor ktm won't idle anymore..



all i can do is watch and take pics








jon blazing










the day ended very well, lots of good information and knowleadge were passed on...


sorry i can't provide details, you have to attend the class.....

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Old 05-17-2010, 09:38 PM   #73
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Great pictures, Joel! Thanks for sharing. Now I want to go get skooled.
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Old 05-18-2010, 08:15 AM   #74
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Joel,

Great pix! Thanks for taking the time to post them.

Bob

bob, one of these days let's get together and do some of the exercises and drills.


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Great pictures, Joel! Thanks for sharing. Now I want to go get skooled.

good thinking duy; you did the track days and you know how beneficial they are in the real world. same here on dirt school, i expect to recover the tuition fee in terms of less broken levers, mirrors, signals, plastics, cracked helmet, torn pants and jerseys; and doctor visits, etc....


more pics coming...
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Old 05-18-2010, 08:49 AM   #75
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Great pictures, they made me remember the drills when I took the class a few years ago. I wanted to go to this one, but it was my kid's birthday this weekend, and there was no way I could miss that.
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