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Old 07-01-2011, 06:11 PM   #2086
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That American Supercamp looks like fun... the kind of fun my buddies and I were having on small dirt bikes when the mothers of their experienced cadre of instructors were young, slim, and hot!

Don't confuse taking classes with learning.

"See, the sad thing about a guy like you is in 50 years you're gonna staht doin some thinkin on your own and you're gonna come up with the fact that there are two certaintees in life. One, don't do that. And Two, you dropped a hundred and fifty grand on a fuckin education you coulda got for a dollah fifty in late chahges at the public library"

Roger DeCoster, Malcolm Smith, Larry Roeseler, Jeff Ward, Bob Hannah, these legends didn't take classes... they just wanted to ride... faster, better, harder. You have to want it, you have to go get it, some people just aren't cut out for it.
Are you really this contrary or is it just an online thing?
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Old 07-01-2011, 06:16 PM   #2087
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I'm really like this.

It was really interesting being in the Army.

On the other hand, many of my students, their parents, my fellow teachers, and my Principal, thought I was a really good shop teacher.

Everyone else thought I was just an asshole...
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Old 07-01-2011, 06:37 PM   #2088
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monkeys......

A monkey can ride a street bike.........



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Old 07-01-2011, 06:39 PM   #2089
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A few gems in here...

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Old 07-01-2011, 06:41 PM   #2090
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Ol' Shakes didn't get enuff first time thru.

I am thinkin after the get off he just rattled and rolled.............
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Old 07-01-2011, 09:35 PM   #2091
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Old 07-02-2011, 12:58 AM   #2092
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Left turn,



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So... after a close call... it's a good idea to stop in the fucking road on the exti of a blind right hander?
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Old 07-02-2011, 01:46 AM   #2093
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So... after a close call... it's a good idea to stop in the fucking road on the exti of a blind right hander?
Overloaded clacker valve.
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Old 07-02-2011, 07:03 AM   #2094
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So... after a close call... it's a good idea to stop in the fucking road on the exti of a blind right hander?

I doubt any anything is going to be coming up behind them at speed.
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Old 07-06-2011, 11:23 AM   #2095
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Wow, someone dumped a case of douche off the back of a truck about 10 pages back, and it splattered!

Back on track!



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Old 07-06-2011, 11:28 AM   #2096
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So... after a close call... it's a good idea to stop in the fucking road on the exti of a blind right hander?
Askin for an ass packin.
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Old 07-06-2011, 12:39 PM   #2097
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I'm really like this.

It was really interesting being in the Army.

On the other hand, many of my students, their parents, my fellow teachers, and my Principal, thought I was a really good shop teacher.

Everyone else thought I was just an asshole...
Huh....I'm a shop teacher and people outside school have substituted "Dick" for my correct first name, Nick. Must be a shop teacher thing.
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Old 07-06-2011, 12:45 PM   #2098
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"The Small Intestine: you ain't got the guts to ride it."

Thank you. I'll take my usual commission.
Well, I don't have the skill/experience to ride that road well. I have lots of experience and I'm not unskilled but I have never ridden a road like that before and I'm sure I'd be puttering along and wishing I could ride it faster the whole time.
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Old 07-06-2011, 12:57 PM   #2099
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Not quite..

That makes me feel better. I could ride that alright.
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Old 07-07-2011, 01:32 PM   #2100
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Don't confuse taking classes with learning.
"I've never let my school interfere with my education." --Mark Twain

truth is, though, that both school and other classes can be great tools (starting points, really) for learning.

i am very much a "learn by doing" person...but being instructed by others opens up new ideas to try doing--and new approaches to try doing stuff i'm already doing.

when i finally decided to get a street legal bike (25 years after getting my first dirt bike), i took an MSF ERC class to get my license endorsement.

i learned some stuff in the course--both rider coaches had been riding on the road for decades--and it was actually a lot of fun. some of the stuff i "learned" in the course, i disagree with but it was still good to get a different perspective. if nothing else, even on the stuff i disagree with, i now have a better understanding of why i do what i do...why the MSF does things the way they do...and why what i do works for me and what they do works for them.

so, even in the areas where i am making the same decisions i did before, i am now making more informed decisions.

it is a mistake, i think, to take classes and automatically assign anything they teach you as "the truth". but, as learning tools, classes can often be well worth the time and money (especially free classes like the MSF here in PA ).

as one of my favorite firearms instructors says "you don't know what you don't know". imho, it's always good to learn what you don't (or do) know...

one thing i have learned in this thread...some of those killboy pics are frickin' hilarious. (i hope i never end up in one. )
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