Jimmy Lewis is teaching again!!

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by Cyath, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. DirtTrailER

    DirtTrailER Adventurer

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    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.
    BJ
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  2. MadMax

    MadMax Marveling...

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    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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  3. DirtTrailER

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    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.
    BJ
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  4. MJS

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    We had a great time. Not to many pics but here's a few.

    Base camp
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    On the Trail
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    Joel taking a rest (sorry Joel)
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    Taking a break by the river
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    Eric posing with his tire pump
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    My wife riding along (with straight bars before she looped it on the hill climb :eek1)
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    It was great to meet everyone. Class was definitely a lot of fun.

    Cheers,
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  5. NSFW

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    hi bob, yes it's great no one got hurt and all went home to become better and safer riders.....:clap

    thanks jon and eric for supporting me all the way........:thumb
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  6. NSFW

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    mark....it was a warm day and i like resting in the shade..........:lol3
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  7. NSFW

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    the l.a. weekend riders version of the ride report....:ricky


    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.....:rofl
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    hw178 before entering the tight canyon
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    one of the dams along kern river
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    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.....:beer
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    we didn't waste any time and had dinner at the upstair restaurant; the wonderful waitress sitted us on a table with the view
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    eric's portion look small if you haven't seen eric.....:lol3
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    someone forgot to cook jon's meat.........:eek1
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    i'm not much of a beef eater so i went for the 12 oz sirloin patty....:D then went to our room....yes, we are all cheap basterds and shared 1 room....:lol3


    next morning we drove to keyesville
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    jimmy and heather were ready and waiting for us
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    fillled out the forms and signed
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    my support crew unloading the bikes...:pierce
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    as we wait for the others, jl giving my bike the proper bar set up...:clap
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    i tried to steal one of these cool chairs but the opportunity wouldn't come...:wink:
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    anyway that was a bad idea since one of these guys will be out of luck
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    jl emphasizing the proper use of finger control...:evil and balance...:ricky
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    same basic principles on a small bike
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    carsten getting a one on one
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    now the rider's turn
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    the flying finn doing good on this exercise and hasn't shown the flying portion yet...just kidding mikko..:D
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    more coming.....:lurk
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  8. NSFW

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    my turn....the not too funny part....:hide

    stiff as a cadaver and awfully ugly.....:lol3
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    bob will you please stop staring at my ass....:ddog
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    at least i got heather to laugh with me...:D
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    the fun begins...:ricky
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    attentively paying attention
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    jl showing us one of the moves
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    then we did drills, more drills , and lots of drills..sorry no pics...:wave


    back to the classroom...the open air of the beautiful sierra nevada
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    demo of a controlled panic braking; brakes engaged, arms straight, body weight at the back, etc.
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    ok jon, which part you didn't understand?.....:lol3
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  9. NSFW

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    more hand's on training
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    waiting for our turn
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    heather building up eric's self confidence
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    eric's butt glued to his seat.......:rofl
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    but after a few runs...a man has evolved...:clap
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    who dressed you up this morning jon?...:D
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    looking good...:ricky
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    it was a gorgeous day if you haven't noticed
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    we rode by the kern river for lunch
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    picture time
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    madmax
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    mark
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    heather doing the fixin..:tb
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    the coolers were stocked with red bull...:evil
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    the view
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  11. MadMax

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    Joel,

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

    Bob
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  12. NSFW

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    after lunch...more exercises
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    getting ready for a different one
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    the flying finn
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    bj
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    always ready to what jl is going to say
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    another drill
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    ooops!
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    this one is mine....:D; after i dropped my bike, i was grounded..the poor ktm won't idle anymore..:(:
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    all i can do is watch and take pics
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    jon blazing
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    the day ended very well, lots of good information and knowleadge were passed on...:clap


    sorry i can't provide details, you have to attend the class.....:lol3
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  13. Fishyhead

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

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



    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....:lol3


    more pics coming...:beer
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  15. Odin69

    Odin69 Been here awhile

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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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  16. DirtTrailER

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    Joel,
    You're good at picking best spots for a quick rest...:clap
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  17. DirtTrailER

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    Mark,

    Thanks for the pictures.
    BJ
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  18. notmybikemodelname

    notmybikemodelname KOTW is a myth!

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    That's a good story, have another one?
    Hey Eric, I think i know that little climb. Is it just to the west side of the Kern River below the L. Isabella dam and leads to a Manzanita tunnel up at the top? If that's the same one, I've never seen it so smooth before.
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  19. DirtTrailER

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    Joel,
    Do you remember what were the first two exercises we drilled?

    BJ
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  20. NSFW

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    it didn't look smooth from the nOObies' point of view.....:lol3

    rob, we didn't get as far as the tunnel. but if it's the same hill climb, just behind that big rock near the top, there are more ruts at least a foot deep around the corner and all the way to the top.

    the good news, we all made it to the top with a little help...:evil




    already?.........:lol3

    standing on the pegs and finger controls....i think...:bueller

    then we did the front brake engaged with throttle on without causing the front end to dive.....:wink:
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