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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-11-2003, 01:20 PM Thread Starter
 
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Is it worth it??

A good friend of mine is going to be getting a bike this summer. He has ridden before but he isnt too familiar with the finer points of riding. He registered for the MSF classes but they are late in the summer. I am wondering if I should take him to an empty parking lot and teach him how to ride. Slowly.

He has a stickshift car which helped me learn how to ride since you learn the timing easier if you know how to drive stick. Should I or shouldnt I???
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-11-2003, 01:26 PM
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definitely can't hurt as long as you don't mind if your bike does a touchdown once or twice.

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Of course you should. After all if he buys a bike before the msf class he will attempt to ride it anyway don't ya think? Be a good friend and give him the finer points so when you are not around he has a good shot of getting it back on the driveway.

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definitely can't hurt as long as you don't mind if your bike does a touchdown once or twice.

WHOAAAA you are going to teach him on YOUR bike?

If so FORGET about it!

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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-11-2003, 01:53 PM
 
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I wouldn't teach them on my bike. My GF bought hers in January and we are doing parking lot training as much as we can. Her MSF isn't until Aug.
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Note, the MSF's do take walk-ins. Every weekend there are no shows. It's worth giving a try. That's what I did a couple summers ago.

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-11-2003, 02:53 PM Thread Starter
 
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Ya I managed to be a walkin also. On my first try also. That was the best part.
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freaking newbies, man there slow, ha ha ha
 
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where at Hawkeye?
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-11-2003, 03:23 PM Thread Starter
 
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College of DuPage. I was a walkin but I was lucky as hell. There were 20 people trying to do the walkin thing. I was lucky that my number got called when they did the lottery thing to determine who gets in as a walkin.
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