Originally Posted by catweasel67
The question is why don't basic riding courses teach trail braking
.....when some of the posters here seem to believe that riders don't belong on the road unless they can.
Great question, I don't agree with the statement but that's me. When I see/hear statements like that, the basic message given is, if you don't have every skill to do something, you shouldn't do it.
These are just my thoughts as a fairly long time rider and former MSF instructor, the MSF beginner course is a very basic course, really designed to teach someone who has never ridden how to ride. There really is no way that in 2 days you can teach a group of students the basics of motorcycles and then more advanced techniques like trail braking.