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post #1 of 18 Old 09-04-2019, 05:42 PM Thread Starter
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What trainings has everyone taken?

Here in Ohio we have Motorcycle Ohio, I took my first class 12 years ago and again this summer with my teenage daughter so she could start riding.

I further sent the daughter off with the husband and they both went to Cornerspin in North Carolina and their riding proficiency has improved by leaps and bounds.
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I havenít taken any training specifically for the bike but have been riding since my teens.
I do however make it a point of taking any new bike or new tires out in the dry and in the rain and practice panic stops to become very familiar with the brakes, tires and handling. Just the other day I had to use ALL of the brakes from 60mph and it was a relatively non event because of this.
Iíd really like to take some instruction on the track though and think the skills would translate to being a better street rider.
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I havenít taken any training specifically for the bike but have been riding since my teens.
I do however make it a point of taking any new bike or new tires out in the dry and in the rain and practice panic stops to become very familiar with the brakes, tires and handling. Just the other day I had to use ALL of the brakes from 60mph and it was a relatively non event because of this.
Iíd really like to take some instruction on the track though and think the skills would translate to being a better street rider.
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My training came from competing on dirt bikes. No other training comes close.
Just add acceptance of the self centred attitude displayed by many people in tin boxes.
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35 years on two wheels. Started on dirt bikes and never grew up from that point on
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post #6 of 18 Old 09-04-2019, 09:01 PM
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I started with the MSF Basic Rider Course around 10 years ago. This year, I committed to taking some form of rider training at least once every 2 years. I began by taking the MSF's BRC2 course put on by a local Harley-Davidson dealer back in June. Next I have my eye set on an advanced street riding course put on a couple of times each summer at a race track a couple of hours away.

If it's a good day to wash the bike, it's a better day to ride the bike.
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I had to take the MSF Basic Course when I was in the Army. I haven't taken any other formal, hands-on training since then, but I do have a fascination with seeking out and reading riding/safety articles and tips online and still find ones that I find worthwhile and interesting.
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I'se been to Motorcycle safety training 1 and 2. And Keith Code Super Bike School at Riverside Int'l Raceway in the early 80's.
I have no aspirations of being a Ricky Racer and know how to not exceed my talents and am pretty good on the brakes.
That said, I've been know to ride like my hair was on fire. Well, at least I've been accused of it.
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post #9 of 18 Old 09-05-2019, 11:43 AM
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I have taken the basic MSF learn to ride. Want very much to take some advanced training. I check every few months and there has been nothing available in my area for a couple of years.
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Due to far too many work related accidents (none mine) a previous employer made us all take an advanced driver training course. The bit I remember was the emergency stop on wet grass. I stoppied a Toyota Corolla that day . All those years riding bikes paid off ...
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