I attended the Lee Parks' Total Control Advanced Riding Clinic offered by Puget Sound Safety Motorcycle Training in Olympia, Washington.
Good clinic, good operation.
The one day clinic pretty much covered about two-thirds of Lee's book, Total Control, High Performance Street Riding Techniques
. We had eighteen students in three groups of six, four (very good) instructors, classroom sessions to start, after lunch, and at the end, and plenty of time on the range. The riding exercises were the range exercises described in the book with individual attention from the instructors and still photos. There is an another clinic that starts where this one leaves off and is conducted at the race course.
We had several sport bikes...Honda, Suzuki, Ducati, BMW, Triumph...MotoGuzzi California...Valkyrie...ST1300s & BMW tourers...a GS and a Strom. The lead instructor was on his FJR and when he demo'ed he had the hard parts an inch from the pavement and his knee puck dragging. The only dump was when the GS rider dug the corner of his Touratech aluminum case into the pavement and the bike stopped! and he didn't. I don't know why he didn't remove them at the start when we were all asked to stow our luggage in the classroom.
It was fun both to learn the techniques and to watch the others get better and better. I've read Lee's book, but as we all know, perception is not reality, and the instructors were very good at getting us to do things right step by step.
Anyway, by the end of the day, 9 to 8 with a half hour lunch, I was riding really smoothly with a lot of tools to take home and work on to perfect the movements. By the end of the day I scratched the backs of the elephants on my Metzeler tires while riding tight circles and figure-eights on the range.
Puget Sound Safety also offers off road adventure touring training for GS & Strom riders. The owner of the outfit used to own a Vee.