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Old 05-04-2007, 05:23 AM   #1
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Old 05-04-2007, 06:06 AM   #2
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I'm just content knowing 100,000 people know how to Lay 'er down properly.
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Old 05-04-2007, 06:33 AM   #3
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...not so sure she would grade "properly" for all thou., by 342 some chafing from leather fringe against skin, and tired neck from avoiding lite beer breath...
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Old 05-04-2007, 06:40 AM   #4
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Regardless of what you may think of the bikes, H-D is actively promoting rider training. How can that be a bad thing?
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Old 05-04-2007, 06:45 AM   #5
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"Lambert, .... fell in love with the dark and sinister 2007 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL1200N Nightster"

There's the problem right there... People with such horrible eyesight on motorcycles!



All kidding aside, this is a VERY GOOD THING; Not just 100,000 new riders but 100,000 new riders with proper training! Excellent!!



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Old 05-04-2007, 06:46 AM   #6
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i agree with ejis
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Old 05-04-2007, 07:02 AM   #7
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I dunno, but somebody will come up with something.

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Old 05-04-2007, 07:25 AM   #8
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How about the fact that the new MSF BRC is a joke and doesn't teach anything other than "This is the gas, it makes you go. This is the clutch, is makes you start going. This is the brakes, it makes you stop going." Seriously, unless they are taking a "Street Riding Skills" class rather than a "Parking lot Maneuvers" class, it really doesn't make a difference other than putting more confidence in bad drivers.
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Old 05-04-2007, 08:03 AM   #9
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Ah, c'mon -- you know that there is no such a thing as a "perfect" training program. Do you expect grade school graduates to be ready to perform vascular surgery or run General Electric?



The BRC is designed to show untrained new riders good basic techniques, not high-skill performance; a starting place, not the pinnacle of performance art. From there on, practice must take over.



How would you teach new riders to cope with heavy traffic, if you were in charge? That is, without killing them or anyone else.
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Old 05-04-2007, 08:05 AM   #10
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It's still better than self-training, which is how I started. Luckily I've taken a number of courses since and learned a lot, every time - even in "basic" courses.



Should a basic course be the only training you take? Of course not. But it's a good base to start from, and since they are typically enjoyable, encourages you to take more advanced courses later.
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