Sidecar Operator Training in Pa.

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by claude, Nov 30, 2017.

  1. claude

    claude Sidecar Jockey

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    SIDECAR OPERATOR TRAINING in Pennsylvania

    QUESTION TO ALL.
    How many would possibly be interested if we offered sidecar operator training here in the area beginning in the spring of 2018. NOTE: This would not be affiliated with any other sidecar training group or organization .It would be using our own curriculum and to begin with would be a one day course. We would supply a sidecar outfit or you could use your own if it met our approval. It would include classroom sessions and also hands on operation. Cost of this is not determined at this time.
    Open for comments. We are basically testing the waters for interest right now. etc
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  2. 6USMC6

    6USMC6 -U-

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    I'd be interested. Don't have a rig but I'm headed that way.
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  3. ddavidv

    ddavidv So money, but doesn't know it.

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    What this guy said.

    Paging @foxtrapper
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  4. foxtrapper

    foxtrapper Long timer

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    Me too! I don't have a sidecar rig, but I'd love to experience them and get some training on operating them. For I can see one in my future someday.
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  5. Tighe

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    Possibly, depending on cost and availability. I can't find anything closer than WA state so driving from Iowa wouldn't be that crazy.
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  6. dank11

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    I would be interested !
    Thanks!
    Dan K.
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  7. RidgeRunner56

    RidgeRunner56 Adventurer

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    #metoo
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  8. High Octane

    High Octane Long timer

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    I’m in if I Can couple the trip back east with another event
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  9. Bobmws

    Bobmws Curmudgeon At Large

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    Quite sure there will be another rig for sale that will catch you interest! ;)
    Oh wait, it's at Freedom Sidecars! Nice marketing Claude! :clap
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  10. walkingbear

    walkingbear Lets Play Chicken!

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    I would be
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  11. Ultimate Lurker

    Ultimate Lurker n00b

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    Count me in.

    Thread followed. Best for me is in the spring. Can combine it with going to company headquartered in Lansdale so weekends are best.
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  12. ajpjive

    ajpjive Adventurer

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    Depending on when in the spring and rough costs, I'd be interested. Thread followed. Spring seems to be the go-to for conferences, so I'm bouncing all over April-June.

    -Andy
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  13. charliebrown

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    Long time lurker, but I would be interested. Of the few classes I've found in my area all require you provide your own rig. I don't own one and am hesitant about buying one without some prior experience first.
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  14. RockyMtnRoadRash

    RockyMtnRoadRash Useful and decorative

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    CLAUDE! You can run it like a Harley-Davidson (r, tm) Rider's Edge (tm, r, c, bbq, llc dds?) where you spend 1.5 days teaching them to ride and 1 day selling them stuff. This prints money!
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  15. claude

    claude Sidecar Jockey

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    Nope not happening that way.
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  16. foxtrapper

    foxtrapper Long timer

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    Anything sweet to report on the progress of this?
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  17. claude

    claude Sidecar Jockey

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    Still in the planning stages. Hang in there. Our vision is to make this a fun thing and at the same time provide operator training as well as a portion being dedicated to sidecar theory. The theory position would be related to the sidecar setup as well as sidecar theory etc.. with an open floor following for a question and answer session.
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  18. brstar

    brstar Long timer

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    Claude you are glutton for punishment.
    Having said that I would love to sit in and or participate in your classes.
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  19. Bobmws

    Bobmws Curmudgeon At Large

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    I can see that turning into a week long session! Not that that would be a bad thing! :D
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  20. WVhillbilly

    WVhillbilly Long timer

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    I'd be interested. My dogs want me to get a hack rig.
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