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post #1 of 5 Old 06-17-2007, 03:46 PM Thread Starter
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Just got out of MSF class.

I was in the riding portion of the class this weekend. 2 sessions from 7:30 to 12:30. It was hot here in Ohio - 90 yesterday and over 90 today. I rode my K7 Wee to class. (It is the Basic course to get my license test waiver.)

I think I got the oldest bike in the class. Yamaha Trailway 125, but the little thing was fun, until the seat started to bite at the end of class each day. Poor bikes have to idle for hours in the hot summer sun and get treated like crap, but they take it. Class was excellent, very impressed with instruction.

When I got on my Wee after class it was sooooo NICE. The stock seat felt like a recliner and the bike felt like luxury sports car after driving around on a riding mower all day long. It was so nice to be able to find neutral again without having to shift 3 to 4 times.

Would have gone for a long ride after class, but the sun was dead up and I needed breakfast!

Gotta love the Strom!
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post #2 of 5 Old 06-17-2007, 05:37 PM
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Congrats on taking and completing the MSF class.

Now, if you think you were hot, just think of the poor Ridercoaches who had to stand around in the hot sun all day long!
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post #3 of 5 Old 06-17-2007, 07:24 PM
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And for some good times next spring, take the MSF Experience Rider Course next year. Same basic skills you learned in the Basic course, but you will use your own bike, and they turn all the exercises "up a notch"- bit faster speeds, cones spaced closer together, and naturally some good natured butt chewing from the instructors when you aren't turning your head in the direction of your turn... (personal experience there!)

The ERC is only about $50-60, worth the money to do it every couple years just to keep the basic skills sharp.

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post #4 of 5 Old 06-18-2007, 12:47 AM
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I took the ERC through the military (same class as civilian... just didn't have to pay). Very good class. Made me better I am sure, and lowered my insurance rates to boot!

And Hawaii!
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post #5 of 5 Old 06-18-2007, 07:48 PM
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I took the basic course last spring but didn't actually own a bike, was sharing my brother's bike when he wasn't riding it... I recently got a wee and took the erc at fort leonard wood. I must say it was a good decision. I was able to practice all the manuevers from the basic course with confidence and on my own ride. I definitely recommend it to anyone who rides.
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