Originally Posted by Stinky151
Where in western Montana? And who was your instructor?
I live in the Bitterroot Valley, south of Missoula. I took the MSF Basic Rider Course with DJ and Kelly. They are a husband and wife team that were great. As soon as this went down, I could hear them in my head, "always run through this checklist in your head". Considering I've covered 3,000 miles in the last three and a half weeks since I picked up my bike this is a cheap lesson learned. They don't write the stuff in those books, and teach you that in class because it doesn't matter. Normally I am anal about checking things on my bike because I don't want something going wrong at highway speeds. Just got in a hurry to leave work and get home and found myself creating a bad situation due to inattention...