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So, I usually start every season with a school of some sort. Helps get the cobwebs out and helps gives me objectives on what to work on/focus on during the season. Past few have been either via California Superbike School or one of our own schools thru our trackday org up here. Always wanted to go to YCRS, but a couple for things prevented me this far. For one, I'd REALLY like to go with a friend or someone I "know". No one wants to pony up that kind of money for training, though. Secondly, I'm afraid that after 2 days on an R6 I'd have the Duc listed for sale/trade as soon as I got an Internet signal leaving the school, lol.

Going into next season I'm focusing on simply becoming a more skilled rider. No racing. No getting to play around with my closest friends out there, because our small group has seen 4 of us completely get out of bikes in the last 2 seasons. :-( I think I may have used the rear brake 3 times on track during my entire 4 seasons of track riding, and two of those times were to help slow me down after going in the grass. :-/ I know what my skills weaknesses are (and what I could use some help refining) and YCRS looks like it's a gigantic piece of that puzzle.

They are down south for the winter at Inde Motorsports Ranch (home of where Chris Peris used to run his private school before he joined the YCRS coaching staff) about an hour east of Tuscon, AZ. Schedule for 2015 will be out in a couple of weeks , and I'm heading down in April or early May to kick off my season.

ANYONE here intersted in possibly joining me out there? My wife want to do the Colin Edwards TX Tornado Boot Camp (dirt hurts less when you fall down) during that time. So, even though YCRS trains new riders, she's a no go.

Is it cheap?

No. $2400/student. There will only be 12 students. And you'll be sharing the track with coaches/guest instructors who are ALL legitimate "fast guys/gals".

Will you ride Ducatis?

No. Just the reigning best handling/race class winningest modern I4 SuperSport since its last significant redesign about....oh, 8 years ago.

Will it change your life as far as how you ride a motorcycle?

Unless you are one of the top 5 riders in the world, most likely YES!!

I truly believe quality education is key. It's helped transform one of our local fast guys into keeping up with/beating our fastest Unlimited/Open class club racers we have....on a (you guessed it..) stock-ish R6. Oh, and he just turned 17 this year.

Small vid of what YCRS is about...
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xs7kNeRoTZU

Short intro from Chris Peris about Inde....

-Christian
 

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Having done this course, I can unequivocally say that it is awesome.

I have never been a track rider and Nick ran a special course for a bunch of us Marines that was slightly outside the norm, but the quality of instruction from Nick and his staff was incredible. Their passion and commitment to the sport itself was clear and they took a diverse bunch of people - from track nobodys to WERA racers - and found ways to make them better at riding in general.
Awesome to hear! One of our racers/td CRs did the 2-day "Skills Days" that YCRS did in collaboration with N2 trackdays a few months ago. Said it was an eye opener as to what else there really is to learn, and he had just attended the Peris school over the previous winter!!
 

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I completely agree with you that doing some training like this would be very beneficial. I would LOVE to do something like this or CSS, but unfortunately the cost of it is pretty ridiculous, and when you add in the cost of travel (since I'd have to go either to the SE or SW parts of the country), it would be too expensive for me. That amount is probably about the total amount I spend on track days plus tires in a whole season.....yes, I know, I need more money :(

I like that YCRS is using R6's as oppose to CSS which uses BMW's...I feel I would learn much more and quicker if I was on an R6, but after all it is called "california SUPERBIKE school" :)

Oh and I feel like it's an understatement to refer to compare Kaleb to the typical local fast guys in club racing. The kid's 17 and he's got huge amounts of talent, which is why he races in AMA already and is also towards the top end of his class. The fact he's faster on his R6 at BIR than Pat on his ZX10 and within 1-2 seconds at RA says a lot. He will see more success in the near future, especially with the new AMA classes and format...guaranteed!
No doubt @ his talent level, but still as humble as can be. He gives most credit to God and YCRS, as he and Mason have been some 5 or 6 times when it was based at Miller.

He's who's consistently suggested I go there. I've been "cheating out" and doing the 1+1 days of CSS. Now it's time to work and get educated on some of the things that I've completely neglected my entire riding tenure. :)
 

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Then why don't you give Kaleb like $1000 for a couple of days of training. You could even do it at your home track so it'd be way cheaper! :D....plus if he's been to it 5-6 times, he probably knows exactly how it's ran, and he's also at least as fast as most of the instructors there :p
That thought has crossed my mind quite a few times!!!
 

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Both have damage deposits. CSS took your card info at the beginning and capped it at $1500 responsibility. YCRS has a damage waiver that caps it at $3500, otherwise you're responsible for total repair costs.

Both say continuing riding is possible if 1)the bike is repairable and 2)you truly understood why you crashed.

Totally honest, the first time at CSS that was in my head the entire time, so it kept my speeds manageable and head focused on the techniques. Add that most schools have student bikes shod with street tires drives home that lap record attempts should not be the main focus, lol.
 
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