Originally Posted by nflor001
Is PTT a decent organization, or am I getting myself into a bad situation??
I went to one of the 101's last year, and I liked it. We were put in groups of 4 or so per control rider, and the CRs will give you feedback on what you can improve. It might not be very useful for everyone, but if you have some self-thought bad habits, they will sort it out for you. It had a little too much of a MSF feel to it, with some pretty lame exercises and stating-the-bloddy-obvious class lessons, but after the first two sessions it was free-for-all and a lot of track time. And you don't need to do anything with your bike except tape up the glass (make sure nothing is leaking and that it's in good condition, or you will not be allowed out), and you can ride in jeans. Being on a track is really cool, you get to expand your limits and learn a lot without much risk. Everyone that was new to track riding had a blast. The crew was super friendly and very helpful.
Only bad things about this setup:
1) It's not a racing school, it's a newbie one-size-fits-all class. If you know your way around a track, this course doesn't offer much over an open track.
2) My course was pretty crowded, a bit more people than advertised and the track was a bit congested, mainly because everyone except a handful rode slow as fuck (and most of them gunned it on the straight)
I also thought some of the instructors passed too close and fast, I check my mirrors all time in traffic, and I never quite got used to the shock of a tuned-up literbike with open exhaust fly by within 6-10 feet at twice my speed.