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post #1 of 22 Old 01-25-2017, 08:13 PM Thread Starter
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Ride Like A Pro riding course

Am interested in taking this 4 hour course in Greensboro NC sometime this spring/summer https://www.ridelikeapro.com/trainin...orth-carolina/
Possible dates are April 22 May 20 and June 24th. Wonder if there is anyone else in Va interested?

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post #2 of 22 Old 01-26-2017, 10:04 AM
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I would join but I just signed up for bikesafenc course on April 21.
http://www.bikesafenc.com/about_us

Though the ridelikeapro course does sound good for slow-speed skills, which I desperately need to work on.
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Am interested in taking this 4 hour course in Greensboro NC sometime this spring/summer https://www.ridelikeapro.com/trainin...orth-carolina/
Possible dates are April 22 May 20 and June 24th. Wonder if there is anyone else in Va interested?

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I would join but I just signed up for bikesafenc course on April 21.
http://www.bikesafenc.com/about_us

Though the ridelikeapro course does sound good for slow-speed skills, which I desperately need to work on.
Y'all will have fun with whichever course you take. Griff, you should try them both! Many years ago I took a RLAP course which got me hooked on cones and eventually began teaching that very class and competing in cone competitions. Here I am demonstrating for a class that yes, you can turn a big bike in a small circle

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Pretty impressive!!!
Going to be a long drive from Poquoson, in Southeast VA, but seems to be worth it.
Wish there were advanced courses closer to home.
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Pretty impressive!!!
Going to be a long drive from Poquoson, in Southeast VA, but seems to be worth it.
Wish there were advanced courses closer to home.
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A road trip adventure with an overnight stay, can't beat that!
I used to ride from San Francisco Bay Area to Los Angeles to the old RLAP there, 350 miles each way. Make it a fun ride and enjoy the trip.
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Y'all will have fun with whichever course you take. Griff, you should try them both!

I am actually considering making a long weekend out of it. I'd take the RideSafeNC course here in AVL Friday, then as soon as it's done, hit the roads (fun roads 4+ hours or Interstate 40 2.5 hours) to G'boro for the RLAP course on Saturday.

Just have to clear it with the wife...
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Be sure you have a very good clutch when you take the RLAP course. Basically it involves feathering the clutch quite a lot. A friend took it on a Goldwing and then practiced quit a lot, all was good. He then took it on a Victory Cross Country and after a short while of practice his clutch had burned up. His skill levels was basically the same on each bike but the Victory's clutch did not hold up so well.
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Already cleared with mine
Not sure which date, April is a possibility.
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Thanks but I think I'll pass on how to ride a cruiser slow training.
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Be sure you have a very good clutch when you take the RLAP course. Basically it involves feathering the clutch quite a lot. A friend took it on a Goldwing and then practiced quit a lot, all was good. He then took it on a Victory Cross Country and after a short while of practice his clutch had burned up. His skill levels was basically the same on each bike but the Victory's clutch did not hold up so well.
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Something else must have been up with the Victory to have burnt out the clutch. It's amazing how well modern clutches hold up after being in the friction zone in day after day cone practice.

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