This guy teaches MSF courses?

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by YamaGeek, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. YamaGeek

    YamaGeek Ancient trailbike padwan

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  2. maestrowei

    maestrowei n00b saibot

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    I wonder what he says about counter steering in his classes....
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  3. DC2wheels

    DC2wheels Castle Anthrax troll

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    He has heard over and over again...."don't touch the front brake, you'll go over the bars". He is VERY afraid of that front brake lever and is staying WAY far back from it. :rofl
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  4. motorat

    motorat TBD

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    i remember signing a doc that said i would conduct myself in a way that positively reflects the msf.
    no drinking and riding, proper gear, proper riding techniques, etc...
    maybe things are different in michigan.
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  5. Mrs6gun

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    I think I have saw him before.:D
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    2Wheels4Soul Been here awhile

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    That HAS to be the world's biggest whippet I have ever seen! :lol3
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    YamaGeek Ancient trailbike padwan

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    When I got my license renewed, 7 years back at our local DMV, there were 3 guys on chopped and semi chopped H-D's doing the ODoT driving test in the DMV parking lot. I've never seen so many low speed rear brake lock ups in my life. I sometimes think they steer by locking it up and laying it over. :lol3
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    Wow that's so cool. I should do a 525 mile trip on the back wheel, maybe I can win the youtube cool trophy :bore
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    Probably sleeping after tapping that keg of beer mounted on the tail...:1drink
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  11. arkansawyer

    arkansawyer Long timer

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    I once heard 'a 750 vulcan is so fast it will jump out from underneath you'. Same guy also said 'a hayabusa has 19" front brake rotors'.
    He was an msf ridercoach. Maybe he still is.
    When the demands on coaches and the demand for coaches is high and the rewards are low... What happens? 38 coaches in an entire state.


    I did my years on the parking lot. It is your turn now.
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  12. SgtDuster

    SgtDuster Long timer

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    A free solo climber can also teach aid climbing.

    What about doing the Everest without oxygen while teaching safe climbing?

    Better than that, what about a smoking doctor?


    Come on guys...what he teaches and what he does in his spare time are different beasts.
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  13. rocker59

    rocker59 diplomatico di moto

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    As long as he doesn't go around telling everyone who'll listen that he's a MSF rider coach!

    Problem is, most of the blowhard rider coaches that I've seen over the years do just that.
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    HooliKen Awesome is a flavor

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  15. PhiSig1071

    PhiSig1071 What's ******width?

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    He's simply demonstrating the inherent stability of the motorcycle due to the gyroscopic force of the spinning wheels...


    I've been a RiderCoach since '07. As long as he just does it for charity and not self aggrandizement, especially in front of his students, I don't necessarily have a problem with it. Shame he couldn't do it on a closed course somewhere (like the long distance wheelie record) but what can you do?
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  16. troidus

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    In Motorcycle Ed in high school, one afternoon our instructor took us out behind the high school for some gentle off-road riding. On the way back, playing follow the leader, he took us through a set of steel chin-up bars. Not only did we have to duck, but I grazed a bar end on one of the uprights. I'm just glad I didn't catch the front side of the grip.

    There was plenty of room for experienced riders (the instructor went through on his personal faired BMW), but we were students, and the consequences of crashing right there could have been severe.
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  17. PhiSig1071

    PhiSig1071 What's ******width?

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    Dude......

    You had Motorcycle Ed, in HIGH SCHOOL? Damn, my school sucked. :lol3

    The worst thing a RC can do is toot their own horn, so to speak.

    I became a RC in 2007, I was 24 years old at the time. I actually taught a class on my 25th birthday. I was a RC in FL when they changed the law so that everyone had to take the BRC to get a license. I ended up teaching a lot of people Who had been riding for years, some of them longer then I had been alive, but they never had any formal training on a motorcycle.

    It was tough. Quite a few of the "experienced" riders instantly had a dick-measuring posturing attitude, "what were they going to learn from this kid?" I knew, without a doubt, that any shred of conceit or bravado on my part, and they would cease to listen, or learn, and in some instances would become a problem for the class. I knew then, and know now, that just because I am a RC, doesn't mean I'm the best rider out there, it just means I posses a good knowledge of the basics, and I have the training to allow others to practice the basics in a controlled, safe, repetitive environment. My resume non-withstanding, at that point I had been doing trackdays for almost three years, had an AHRMA race license, occasionally worked as a control rider, had been riding on the street for 9 years, and had been riding in general for about 15, and was a second generation RC and third generation motorcyclist. I had to be quiet, competent, helpful, humble and above all, respectful. I never, ever, talked about my experience without being asked.

    I quickly discovered that treating all of my students that way, regardless of their experience, was the best way to get them to really participate and learn. It was a blast, I loved doing it, and still love it.
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  18. Human Ills

    Human Ills Useful Idiom

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    You had moto-ed in high school and found a way to complain about it. Congrats!:clap:lol3
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    HooliKen Awesome is a flavor

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    A Huge Hairy +1




    You sir are awesome. Bravo on the use of "whiney ninnie" and "fussy baby face" in same statement.

    And I agree. It's the same uptight nancies that think if you ride a Harley you automatically become a pirate.
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    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    You sir, are a genius!:deal

    Jim :brow
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