ABATE Motorcycle Classes

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  1. BARB

    BARB Long timer

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    The sign-ups are open! Go to www.abateofalaska.com and click the red star on the main page. Classes start the last weekend of April. Summer is on the way. Thanks, Barb
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  2. marbee40

    marbee40 Some Fear is Good

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    Barb,
    Any idea when Valley ABATE will post their schedule??? Trying to get Junior signed up and running him into Anchor-town for classes is a tad bit inconvenient!

    J
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  3. BARB

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    Probably another week or so. You can always call the shop and ask Joanne, her husband runs the valley program. Thanks, Barb
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  4. marbee40

    marbee40 Some Fear is Good

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    They posted the Valley ABATE sched 1st of Feb. Thanks!
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  5. Drunk_Uncle

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    Unfortunately no ERC classes available.
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  6. BARB

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    The erc's posted at the same time as the basic. Just click on the sign up button-then pick experienced riders course. Thanks, Barb
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  7. BARB

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    bump
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  8. marbee40

    marbee40 Some Fear is Good

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    Just a quick comment in support of said "bump"...

    Jr completed BRC a few weeks ago out in the valley. Great class facilitated by two friendly and knowledgeable instructors. I observed both range days from afar and also spent a few breaks talking to both instructors and students. I'm impressed that the program is much improved over recent years. I'm also impressed with quality control. If you don't pass, you don't pass. (Yes, Jr passed). Unfortunately a student conducted an epic fail during the final testing and was asked to leave/no certificate. He was invited to attend the course again in the near future. Thankfully the only thing hurt was the student's pride. Anyhow, I'm very satisfied with both the instruction and integrity of the instructors!

    Just my .02!
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  9. AlaskanMudder

    AlaskanMudder not AKMUD

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    You cant just leave it like that.... What did he do? Inquiring minds want to know!
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  10. subybaja

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    How's that work? :huh Isn't the BRC training as well as testing? It'd have to be epic indeed for the teacher of a paid training course to say "You're outta here- I'm not teaching you any more!"

    I guess if you run over the instructor...or get mouthy...
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  11. BARB

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    If you drop the bike during the final test, it's an automatic fail. He or she is allowed a retest after a 1 week wait period. Barb
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  12. subybaja

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    :baldy. "during final testing". Yeah, I missed that part. Makes sense.
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  13. Brendon@TMS

    Brendon@TMS The Motorcycle Shop

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    I've had so many customers come back from this class super excited, praising how much fun they had! Thanks for putting the classes on!
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  14. marbee40

    marbee40 Some Fear is Good

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    MSF would look kinda silly (and legally liable) if they tossed them out into the world with a card after a student dumps a bike in testing.

    Yeah, I know, $275 and "Sorry, bub" sure sucks. Better than "Oh, no big deal! Here's your card". Sometimes the truth hurts less than a lie. Sometimes it cost's only $275 for someone to save your life. The MSF Instructor's are facilitators.....:evil

    As for what happened: Too much speed, too much front brake "grab", and VIOLA...you're doing combat rolls across the pavement. Don't worry, the bike was only slightly damaged.

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  15. BARB

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    Classes will run through mid September, openings every weekend. Barb
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  16. BARB

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    Check out the new website www.learntoridealaska.com. Class sign ups begin Friday morning, That's in about 8 hours. You heard it here first!
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  17. BARB

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    They are live now!
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  18. BARB

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    Update: classes have openings every weekend (including this weekend) thru September 12th.
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  20. crashmaster

    crashmaster ow, my balls!

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    Heck, they could probably even run one this weekend. :huh
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