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post #1 of 94 (permalink) Old 10-16-2007, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
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Freddie Spencer 2008 - Private Event (You're Invited!)

Hi folks,

The info below has gone out once, and we had significant requests to move the date out closer to (or in) the riding season. This provides three things for the requestors; time after Christmas to save up longer, better riding weather in Vegas, and you’ll be able to put what you learned into practice RIGHT after you learn it which will hopefully help it sink in better and faster for us. The rest of this email is the same with a few updates related to dates, etc... NEW Date: APRIL 29-30, 2008

I just wanted to offer an awesome training opportunity to you all. Marshall Skloss, Nicole Settles, Yuri Dobrowolsky, Chris Frye, Ron Hix, Tom & Carol Larson, Paul Murphy, Chris Irwin, Danny Kypena, Dave Frick, Dave Lockhart, Tony Cortese, Jim Meigs, Steve Koebernick and myself have all been to the Freddie Spencer High Performance Riding Pro School http://www.fastfreddie.com together and had an absolute blast. We are returning yet again this year as well and wanted to see if any of you would be interested in going. A great many CLSB members have also been to the school one or multiple times.

2-Day Private School
(We get WAY more done in our 2 day agenda than the normal 3 day Pro School.)
Dates are April 29-30 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Lodging is at the Orleans
Price is currently at $2155, which is a 10% group discount from the normal $2395. (World-Class Instruction, 600RR, Tires, Shuttle to/from track from Orleans, Lunch included)
You need to pay your airfare (cheap this far in advance) and your hotel at the Orleans (ask for the Freddie Spencer discount rate).

This course teaches all sorts of riding drills, braking drills, body position, line analysis, throttle control, blipping, etc... No matter your level, they have tons to offer. For example, last time we were there, Matt Lynn, Rob Jensen, Larry Denning and others were there with us taking the same class. Jason DiSalvo was running drills with us as well. Nicky Hayden had just been there the week before working on braking drills. Factory riders were on the outside course at the same time from Honda, Yamaha and Kawasaki testing traction control systems.

Anyhow, it would be great to see any of you who might be interested in coming, join us for some fun training during the off season. We learned so much there last year, that we constantly had things to work on all season, as well as it helped us coach ourselves and those that we ride with, with added knowledge and confidence.

This is NOT a NESBA Event, just something that I put together for my friends in the hopes that we could get more of our riders the experience and training that Freddie's team offers.

We took 16 folks last year. We needed 12 to have this as a PRIVATE event and we had that covered. The school can handle up to 20 riders, the ratio is typically one instructor per 4-5 riders. My private event always gets plenty of time with Freddie Spencer himself. So, we need 12 folks to commit in order to have the event, I’ll update you all as I get your interests back.

So far we have 13:
Andrew Morris
Brent Schrader
Brian Wink
Dustin Boyd
Erik Rodriguez
Fred Duncan
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Jason Brehmer
Jim Meigs
Scott Ackerman
Tina Wink
Tom Larson
Wally Cunningham
This event is open to riders of any track riding skills. It is recommended for ALL levels of riders from literally track B-level riders up to the CCS national champions like Marshall Skloss and Dustin Boyd. (Note: We had I and B riders go with us last year with A riders and CRs and it all worked out great for everyone). Nicky Hayden and Jason DiSalvo train there as well.

I realize that this is not a cheap trip, but it is well worth the money. Upgrade YOURSELF before you spend more on your track bike. Hopefully, you have heard about the school, or someone who has been to the school will be happy to tell you more about it.

So, anyone interested?

If you are interested, please quickly drop me an email at brianwink at mac dot com. These are unlisted school dates, as I am in control of the attendee list.

Brian Wink
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hey Brian lets coordinate here cuz I'm game I was going to go this off season.
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Awesome Dan! Love to have you go with us. Drop me an email or come over for a beer and we can talk about it!

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This is something that I've wanted to do since last year. It's either this or that snowboarding trip to Whistler......choices choices.

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You ride all summer.... need Freddie... need Freddie.... watch the moving coin.... need Freddie...

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Would love to, let me know when you pick the dates. Can we say March.

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Hey Wink, does that price include the mentioned lodging, or is that just where you all are staying?

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hopefully i get a nice big tax return this year and can afford to go.

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My intention is to go to Freddie this year. Right now I am about 90% sure that I'm in for this trip...Febuary or March would be ideal for me so I can recover from the holiday season. (large family)

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Maybe I can afford to tag along and take photos and do a write up for someones website.

Man, that would probably be more painful then not going at all.........

Anyone that is serious about improving their riding should be finding a way to go! These are the best rider coaches in the world. Available for your own private instruction! Spending that much money on bike upgrades won't make as much difference as improving your riding. Thats skill you can take with you anywhere and apply on any bike.

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I am only a B rider, I would really like to go but from the sounds like this might be a bit more advanced then B level riding.

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Count me in for one trip or the other. I also was planning to go again and was thinking something as close to our season start as possible.
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I am only a B rider, I would really like to go but from the sounds like this might be a bit more advanced then B level riding.
Ian, they take riders that are comfortable going highway speeds and above all the way up to Nicky Hayden. SO... the point is that the instruction is CUSTOMIZED to the riders.

You'd be fine, we had some B riders go with us last year that made HUGE strides in two days, and had all that they need to know to improve all year long at the track.

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Alright then I am a tentative in.

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Hey Wink, does that price include the mentioned lodging, or is that just where you all are staying?

Ahhh let's stay at the Wynn....I'll win my whole racing budget for the year
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The price does NOT include lodging, but they have a deal with the Orleans and the track shuttle picks us up and drops us off at the Orleans each day. Feel free to stay at the Wynn with Dan!

Personally, I prefer the scenery at the Palms, but I'll be saving the cash and staying at the Orleans.

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The price does NOT include lodging, but they have a deal with the Orleans and the track shuttle picks us up and drops us off at the Orleans each day. Feel free to stay at the Wynn with Dan!

Personally, I prefer the scenery at the Palms, but I'll be saving the cash and staying at the Orleans.
My aunt lives in LV, so if I can go I should have free room and board lined up.

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Exactly! I definitely want to go again. Trying to fit it into the next years budget.

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Awesome Dan! Love to have you go with us. Drop me an email or come over for a beer and we can talk about it!
hey Brian give me a call and we'll figure out a time to have a drink and figure out the vegas plans...
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Oh and I'll be in Vegas Jan 7-10th for work How about setting it up right after so I don't have to pay for a flight

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The dates are based on when the track is available. I have the dates, but will wait to see if we can fill one or two with counts prior to selecting and announcing the dates.

It is NOT Jan 7-10 or near there.

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