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Old 04-03-2011, 07:02 PM   #166
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Glad to hear you alright Bruce...had a few of us worried.
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Old 04-03-2011, 07:08 PM   #167
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Thanks Dave! I don't think I will be going to work tomorrow since I can only imagine the stiffness getting worse tonight.
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Old 04-03-2011, 07:37 PM   #168
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Bike cleaned up, gear put away and damn am I tired...Great last two days though.

I would have to agree with Dana's critique...There were times were I was more worried about keeping up then focusing on the lesson as well.

There were things that could have been better, but overall, It was a class well worth taking. There were many things that I know will prove useful not just with off-road riding.

Shane did a great job..
Big +1...time for bed

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By extrapolation, Wattsy = Oz!


Bruce - I'm glad you're alright. Out of the corner of my eye I saw you go flying, and then when you stayed down for a while I got scared. I was relieved when I saw you moving around.

I'll have some video up in the next few days
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Old 04-03-2011, 07:57 PM   #169
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I'll have some video up in the next few days
Apparently, the guy's wife that set up the Wattsy Class got the little tumble on vid. Wonder if she'll post it for us
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Old 04-03-2011, 10:52 PM   #170
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Day 2 pictures added

Since I couldn't sleep due to my neck and the dog being sick....pictures from day 2 have been added to page 1 post 3. Some video will come later today or as soon as I figure out how or Dana gets up.

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Old 04-04-2011, 05:09 AM   #171
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I believe the class is geared for the somewhat experienced off-road rider and not the novice....
I read the FAQ, and met the age requirement of 10 yrs, so I thought I was good to go!

http://www.shanewatts.com/faq
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Old 04-04-2011, 05:33 AM   #172
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Thoughts

Class - After taking the class I would submit that a fair amount of trail riding experience was needed to complete some of those exercises. I think Shane writes the FAQs to include as many prospective students as reasonably possible...but remember that he thinks its easy..."anyone can do it, just keep on the gas

Pain - I got to admit I now feel my inner thighs...and my forearms (i.e., arm pump).

Bruce - very good to hear your doing well...that was a scary moment for all of us! I guess the crunch you heard was the foam compressing in your helmet...a good lesson in NEVER ride an MC without all of the proper safety gear!

Pics - I really like the pics Dana and Bruce took! Particularly the one with all of us at the end of day 2....great meomories!

Racing - anyone want to race a Hare Scramble this Sunday...in DE...shouldnt be too difficult...I hope to get all of the repairs/maintance done on my bike in time. If not - then there is a race in WV on the 17th...it is a little more challenging though...I won my class that last time I raced, but they also life-flighted 3 guys out. All my amibitions are predicated on getting all the repairs/maintance done AND no major complaints from CINCHome/Daughters

THANK YOU ALL for making the weekend a great experience for me!

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Old 04-04-2011, 05:44 AM   #173
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Hey Guys,

I added the video I took and honestly for taking it from my camera I think it looks pretty good and even has decent audio...enjoy!

Page 1 post 3 of the thread for updates.

Just an update for the morning...WOW is my neck sore!!!!! Just to follow up on what Tom said All The Gear All The Time (ATGATT), if it wasn't for my gear things would have turned out quite differently yesterday for me I am sure, between the helmet and wearing a jacket with a spine pad, elbow pads, and shoulder pads. When the Doctor examined my scalp, which was easy to do, for bruising and could not find any...that was another good sign of my kit doing its job. Thanks for the kind thoughts guys because I was sure I was going to be leaving there with a neck brace, back board, and probably a helo flight after the crunching sounds I heard on impact.

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Old 04-04-2011, 06:03 AM   #174
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The Lion had to go to Wizard of Oz for courage, the Tin Man for a heart, and the scarecrow for a brain.


That is one sexy X-Ray!

Bruce, thanks for sharing all the drama... what I love about being a SMIB.

Good, Bad, or Ugly... we tell it all.

Hope you feel better, I'll be praying for you... Hell knows you need it You and I are destined for the head of the line
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Old 04-04-2011, 06:17 AM   #175
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That is one sexy X-Ray!

Bruce, thanks for sharing all the drama... what I love about being a SMIB.

Good, Bad, or Ugly... we tell it all.

Hope you feel better, I'll be praying for you... Hell knows you need it You and I are destined for the head of the line
That's life so why hide it or sugar coat it.....
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Old 04-04-2011, 06:29 AM   #176
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Critique's requested

I have taken Dorito, Joints4sale, and Tom_WR450F critiques and posted them in Page 1 post 4. I welcome others who were in the class with us to write your own critique and post it up as it will only help others and possible improve the class for future students.
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Old 04-04-2011, 06:33 AM   #177
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I share the sentiments that have been posted already, not much to add. He admitted that the hill climb and ravine weren't want he wanted, but he had to work with what he had.

Thanks for posting all the pics and the video! I'll get mine up as soon as I can. (or as soon as typing stops making me hurt )
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Old 04-04-2011, 01:04 PM   #178
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Class photo from the first day

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Old 04-04-2011, 01:07 PM   #179
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great pics..
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We try...but sometimes we get caught up in the moment and miss some shots.
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