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Old 09-27-2012, 07:00 AM   #1
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Non-MSF Training Schools

I recently attended Mark Brown's MotoMark 1 Basic Overland Confidence Course and it was awesome. Since then, I've been poking around the internets trying to find other motorcycle training schools across the country, but I haven't had much luck. It seems MSF has quite a monopoly on motorcycle training and that the BRC and ERC are really all there is in a lot of places. So far I know about Eric Trow's Stayin' Safe School and Ken Murray's school in Atlanta. Do you guys know of/have experience with any of these or other independent schools?
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:42 AM   #2
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Old 09-27-2012, 10:57 AM   #3
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i did american super camp a few years ago...lots of fun.
http://www.americansupercamp.com/
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Old 09-27-2012, 11:39 AM   #4
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i did american super camp a few years ago...lots of fun.
http://www.americansupercamp.com/
I've been three years in a row. Awesome course, TONS of fun!

This is an great course as well: http://www.northwest-motorcycle.com/ They teach the Police Motor Officer course to civilians. This isn’t a watered down version either, they use the same cone dimensions and benchmarks for students that are used for Police.
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Old 09-27-2012, 11:39 AM   #5
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There are lots of independent training centers out there. They just don't have a lot of national visibility.

For adventure riding I know of at least two:
There's also this one which is modeled on motor officer training if you are in for some real hard work: http://www.northwest-motorcycle.com
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Old 09-27-2012, 12:40 PM   #6
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Do you guys know of/have experience with any of these or other independent schools?
shane watts's dirtwise if you are looking for a dirt course.

i haven't had the chance to take it yet (hope to bring him here next year), but i have heard nothing but great things about the course from everyone who has taken it.
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Old 09-27-2012, 01:44 PM   #7
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Don't forget BMW has their own On and Off road motorcycle training and tours. They operate out of Greer, SC across from the BMW manufacturing plant.

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Old 09-27-2012, 02:01 PM   #8
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http://www.cornerspeed.net/

Haven't done it, but would like to take the cornerspin class.
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Old 09-27-2012, 03:00 PM   #9
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http://www.cornerspeed.net/

Haven't done it, but would like to take the cornerspin class.
Agreed that Mark Brown/Motomark1 is good stuff.

And I think that cornerspin might be my next class, too. If anyone here has been, I'd love to hear about it.

http://www.cornerspin.com/main.html
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Old 09-27-2012, 03:21 PM   #10
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The good ones are "track day" orienteted

I have done two days and also corner work for them. A good outfit.
like www.fastlinemcs.com/

you learn a shit ton with an instructor following you around the track (you follow them first).................................

These guys http://www.whoopiecycles.com/


I have never tried these guys
http://www.motorcyclerentalshouston.com/Default.asp
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Old 09-27-2012, 11:02 PM   #11
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Several years ago I took this course from police moto instructors
https://www.sheriffacademy.com/evoc_...N-MOTORCYCLE-2

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...&postcount=866
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Old 09-28-2012, 11:11 AM   #12
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short sleves are ok??
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Old 09-28-2012, 08:53 PM   #13
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short sleves are ok??
Yup. The police ride in short sleeves when it's hot, and this was at a police training center.
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Old 09-29-2012, 07:01 PM   #14
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shane watts's dirtwise if you are looking for a dirt course.

i haven't had the chance to take it yet (hope to bring him here next year), but i have heard nothing but great things about the course from everyone who has taken it.
I took his course 18 months ago. While I think some of the excercises were good, I really think the atmosphere is downright dangerous. We had riders fall in the path of travel, and other riders just kept riding the excercise roosting the downed rider. I get the dirt bike mentality for a raceday, but for a training session there is no excuse. For that reason, I don't think I would return to his classes, but am still interested in his DVDs.

He's a magically talented guy, but the 12:1 student to instructor ratio is a bit low to provide consistent feedback. Bascially, he demonstrates the exercise then all 12 riders go balls to wall to do it.

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There is also the BMW Performance Center:
http://www.bmwusa.com/standard/conte...spx#motorcycle

Rawhyde Adventures:
http://www.rawhyde-offroad.com/

Pine Barrens Adventure Camp
http://www.pinebarrensadventures.com/

Adventure Riders Intl
http://www.adventureridersinternational.com/
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I would like to do this: http://jimmylewisoffroad.com/
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