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MSF Experienced Course

Just added to the La Grange location
Anyone for 5/22????

http://www.mrp.uiuc.edu/selectCourse...=EMD#ESchedule


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Dang I wanted to do this but if I recall you have to bring your own bike and I don't know if I'll have one then.

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I signed up for the 5/23 LaGrange location. Been at least 4 or 5 years since I last took the Experienced Course and it was a lot of fun plus you get a break on your insurance. I think this will be the third version of this for me. Me, I loves training and slow speed parking lot drills!

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I took it and walked away with nothing. At the time I had a goldwing and all they kept telling me was to slow down. When I asked if my technique was wrong or what I could improve they said no but go slower. Felt it was a waste of my day. With that said for newer riders I think the course is a huge help.

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I took it and walked away with nothing. At the time I had a goldwing and all they kept telling me was to slow down. When I asked if my technique was wrong or what I could improve they said no but go slower. Felt it was a waste of my day. With that said for newer riders I think the course is a huge help.
I beg to disagree with you....I've been street riding for over 40 years and track riding for four and still get something out of every course I've taken over the years, from MSF stuff, to Freddie Spencer, to Visionworks, to Learning Curves,to Stayin' Safe Street Courses and probably some others I can't remember.

You get out of training exactly what you put into it. Yeah, a lot of the stuff most of us could do in our sleep, but it is helpful to have trained and experienced riders observe and critique your riding.

Training is for everyone, not just "newer" riders. Plus, it's fun! Just my humble opinion.....

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They're still not too fond of trailbraking a touring bike through their course though.

I took the ERC last year. Still a good review of skills, and some fun times with other riders.

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Yeah, I know you're right, but we have to remember that the MSF courses are strictly for street riders. Hell, they yelled at me for two fingered braking!

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Yeah, I know you're right, but we have to remember that the MSF courses are strictly for street riders. Hell, they yelled at me for two fingered braking!
Me too!


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