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Old 09-01-2011, 08:10 AM   #106
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Just to let everyone know, still have several spots available for these two dates.
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Old 09-01-2011, 11:37 AM   #107
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i'd love to take the course, but i'm not sure i'm ready for something like this, yet. i have had no motorcycle riding experience prior to April of this year, when i bought a vstar 950. i took the MSF course before hand, but other than that i've been learning on my own (about 3000 miles so far).

do you think i need more experience before trying something like this?
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Old 09-01-2011, 11:51 AM   #108
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i'd love to take the course, but i'm not sure i'm ready for something like this, yet. i have had no motorcycle riding experience prior to April of this year, when i bought a vstar 950. i took the MSF course before hand, but other than that i've been learning on my own (about 3000 miles so far).

do you think i need more experience before trying something like this?
Maybe and maybe not. 3000 miles isn't a huge amount but its more than some rides do in 3 years. Personally, I think I might take the ERC before moving on the the Total Control class. That class is chaper anyway and will get you on your way to improving your skills. It builds on the BRC pretty nicely.

On the other hand, if you're feeling like you can handle it, go for it. If you're fairly coordinated and are fairly confident on your bike, I don't see why you shouldn't. I would certainly read the book before taking the class if you chose to do it though.
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Old 09-01-2011, 12:02 PM   #109
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Maybe and maybe not. 3000 miles isn't a huge amount but its more than some rides do in 3 years. Personally, I think I might take the ERC before moving on the the Total Control class. That class is chaper anyway and will get you on your way to improving your skills. It builds on the BRC pretty nicely.

On the other hand, if you're feeling like you can handle it, go for it. If you're fairly coordinated and are fairly confident on your bike, I don't see why you shouldn't. I would certainly read the book before taking the class if you chose to do it though.
The ERC is not much more than several of the BRC drills done on your own bike with a few modifications (Like a 24' box instead of 20') three gates on the entry speed drill instead of two etc. If you have already logged 3,000 miles this might be a nice next step for you. Riders in this class can range from newer riders like yourself to people who have been on bikes for over 40 years. We take your learning to the next step and also help you learn to self diagnose so you can continue with improvements after you complete the class.
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Old 09-01-2011, 12:41 PM   #110
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thanks for the info guys. i'm seriously considering signing up for the one this month in Nashville.
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Old 09-01-2011, 12:57 PM   #111
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It was my first track day ever and quite possibly the most fun thing I've ever done. I would not have enjoyed myself nearly as much had it not been for the class. Plus, Dave and (another student, an inmate) Eric did the track day too, and we all split a garage. Great day all around. Dave was just as awesome "off the clock" as he had been teaching the class.

I might have a new, expensive, high-speed track addiction....

I would whole-heartedly recommend the ARC to anyone who wants to sharpen up their skills and have a great time doing it.
Hi Vadim!

Ditto what he said. I wanted to sharpen some skills that might have gotten stale over the years. I took an MSF course in 1983 when I started riding on the street. I've owned bikes for most of the years since then and did a few track days twenty years ago. For me, Dave and Jen's instructions on body position and vision were most helpful in getting some of those skills back, and the rest quickly followed.

I was on a new-to-me 900ss (the only sportbike in our class) and the course was a great chance to explore the limits of the bike--and my confidence with it--with Dave and Jen to give me some instant feedback. This quickly helped me get comfortable on the bike. I had told them I was planning on tracking the bike (starting the next day), so they gave me very specific feedback with that in mind.
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Old 09-01-2011, 02:09 PM   #112
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Maybe and maybe not. 3000 miles isn't a huge amount but its more than some rides do in 3 years
Ask yourself: Did you ride 3000 miles, or did you ride one mile 3000 times?

IOW- are you making the miles count and trying to improve, or just out there putting around?

If the former, find a class- ERC or Lee Parks or whatever. If you're doing the latter- stop it. Every time you ride is a chance to practice something.
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Old 09-20-2011, 04:54 AM   #113
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thanks for the info guys. i'm seriously considering signing up for the one this month in Nashville.
Just over a week until the Nashville Class, I will be leaving NY for the drive South a week from Today so I can get a day to spend doing some sight seeing while I am there this time! If there is anyone who has yet to sign up there are still a couple slots open for Friday September 30th
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Old 09-21-2011, 02:34 PM   #114
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Just over a week until the Nashville Class, I will be leaving NY for the drive South a week from Today so I can get a day to spend doing some sight seeing while I am there this time! If there is anyone who has yet to sign up there are still a couple slots open for Friday September 30th
If I did not have to be out of town I would be all over this class. Hopefully next time.
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Old 09-23-2011, 10:24 AM   #115
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I would like to plan another class for Late March or early April, and spend a couple extra days to go riding.
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Old 09-26-2011, 12:28 PM   #116
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Classes This weekend

As of this Morning there are two openings in the Nashville classes, One for Friday September 30th and one For saturday Oct. 1st. (This coming weekend) So if anyone wants in let me know. I am packed up and will be leaving NY tomorrow for the trip to Nashville.
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Old 09-27-2011, 01:33 AM   #117
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As of this Morning there are two openings in the Nashville classes, One for Friday September 30th and one For saturday Oct. 1st. (This coming weekend) So if anyone wants in let me know. I am packed up and will be leaving NY tomorrow for the trip to Nashville.
I haven't figured out how to ride from Switzerland to Nashville yet, otherwise I'd consider it. ;-)
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Old 10-04-2011, 02:55 PM   #118
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As of this Morning there are two openings in the Nashville classes, One for Friday September 30th and one For saturday Oct. 1st. (This coming weekend) So if anyone wants in let me know. I am packed up and will be leaving NY tomorrow for the trip to Nashville.
So how did your classes in Nashville go?
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Old 10-10-2011, 07:05 AM   #119
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So how did your classes in Nashville go?
they went well. Weather was Great, I got to spend a couple days riding and enjoying the region. and One of the past students was on hand to take some pics for everyone. Here are a couple of me Demonstrating the drills.



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Old 10-12-2011, 12:41 PM   #120
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Hey David, why are you sticking you're knee out so far?
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