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Offline Crockett

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ride like a Pro
« on: August 20, 2013, 10:04:46 am »
Anybody taken the "Ride like a Pro" course? A friend is signed up for a course in the Dallas area and thought I might join him. Any feed back on this course? I know the home base is in Florida so thought someone may have taken the class.
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Re: ride like a Pro
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2013, 10:48:04 am »
Any rider education is a good thing.
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Re: ride like a Pro
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2013, 12:09:14 pm »
I'd love to take a class too. If anyone hears of one in the tri state area, I'm in.  :motonoises:


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Re: ride like a Pro
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2013, 12:49:12 pm »
For those new to rider education, the MSF Experienced Ridercourse (ERC, or may be called BRC2 in some states) is a good first course to consider taking. It is all on-cycle and consists of 9 exercises that cover control skills, limited space maneuvers, max braking, swerving, and cornering. Typically state sponsored MSF courses will cost less than private training such as Ride Like a Pro, and covers some of the same techniques.
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Re: ride like a Pro
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2013, 06:03:50 pm »
Do you know how long the course is? IE Number of hours/days.
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Re: ride like a Pro
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2013, 06:15:21 pm »
For those new to rider education, the MSF Experienced Ridercourse (ERC, or may be called BRC2 in some states) is a good first course to consider taking. It is all on-cycle and consists of 9 exercises that cover control skills, limited space maneuvers, max braking, swerving, and cornering. Typically state sponsored MSF courses will cost less than private training such as Ride Like a Pro, and covers some of the same techniques.

Don't think New York does it. Haven't been able to find one. I'd be willing to go anywhere in tri state area. That's if they allow drivers with out of state license.  >:(


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Re: ride like a Pro
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2013, 06:30:35 pm »
For those new to rider education, the MSF Experienced Ridercourse (ERC, or may be called BRC2 in some states) is a good first course to consider taking. It is all on-cycle and consists of 9 exercises that cover control skills, limited space maneuvers, max braking, swerving, and cornering. Typically state sponsored MSF courses will cost less than private training such as Ride Like a Pro, and covers some of the same techniques.


Don't think New York does it. Haven't been able to find one. I'd be willing to go anywhere in tri state area. That's if they allow drivers with out of state license.  >:(



The NE Event Calendar offers an annual COG ERC each spring at the community college in Waterbury CT.  Cost is $85/rider and open to out of state residents.  In the past we've gotten enough COGgers to fill an entire class - not so the last few years and the course is open registration to other riders.  We tried to run an Advanced Ridercourse (ARC) at $50/rider, but there was insufficient interest and the class was canceled.  More info on the courses and links to course schedules are here:
http://www.nv.edu/Non-Credit/Motorcycle






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« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2013, 11:14:51 pm »
Awesome. Thanx steve.  :beerchug:


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Re: ride like a Pro
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2013, 11:29:20 pm »
There is so much to learn there.  I have the videos, and have learned a lot, but I'm sure going there is a whole different step up.  I would not do it in summertime, however, as Orlando/Central Florida gets really really really hot.
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Re: ride like a Pro
« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2013, 11:34:42 pm »
There is so much to learn there.  I have the videos, and have learned a lot, but I'm sure going there is a whole different step up.  I would not do it in summertime, however, as Orlando/Central Florida gets really really really hot.

Rider course in the summer in our fine state of Florida? Insanity. I prefer the winter, 30'ish in the morning rising to high 50's. Nice.
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