You have all been there and now it is my turn...
After completing the Flat 4 Tour, I headed to Beloit for the Learning Curves Ladies Only Street/Track Riding Class at BHF.
Rick and Jason of LCR were wonderful. Fortunately there were 3 women (with me having the least amount of experience by far) to 2 instructors. It comprised of 6 classroom sessions and 5 track sessions. Also, Motovid was a great help as they taped us and allowed us to watch the video after each session to see our mistakes. They also provided great feedback. I purchased their video (which consisted of all five sessions) to use as a learning tool.
I hated my first track session! Common sense kicked in and I was asking myself WTF am I doing? Why would you want to take a corner that fast and risk wrecking your bike? Fortunately by the second session the fear of wrecking had ceased and confidence in myself and my bike had evolved. I greatly enjoyed the remainder of the day.
What a difference it makes when you hang off the bike and look through the corners! My favorite corners were 3, 4, 5 and 6 whereas my least favorite were 3A (AKA 3D) and 7. The chicken strips are almost gone on the tires and my lap times at the end of the day were 1:45.
While riding home (alot of time to think when riding the highway) common sense kicked in again and I laughed as I recalled my day.
This class catered to novice and veterans alike and I would definitely recommend it to others. I will take this class again in the future.
Thanks for letting me share,