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Old 05-09-2013, 11:12 AM   #46
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Your implication that the person crashing, or persons buying new helmets are female, is amusing.
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Oh come on.........sweaty mens with road rash on their face are SEXAY!
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Jokes! Stay in CS&M if you can't handle them...
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Old 05-09-2013, 04:58 PM   #47
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Ok, about ready to take off from work. A quick change of clothes, and class awaits. Dinner is going to be a long way off tonight...

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Old 05-09-2013, 05:46 PM   #48
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Ok, about ready to take off from work. A quick change of clothes, and class awaits. Dinner is going to be a long way off tonight...

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Old 05-09-2013, 06:58 PM   #49
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Guess I'm too late, I would have suggested riding around on a bicycle for a bit. Balance, etc.

But here's something you can do tomorrow. Introduce your wife to the class and say you're there to learn to lay 'er down.
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:10 PM   #50
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As a Rider Coach, I recommend having fun, don't over analyze anything, just listen, ask questions, listen to the instructors coaching, you will learn a lot and have a great experience.
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Old 05-10-2013, 06:02 AM   #51
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Your implication that the person crashing, or persons buying new helmets are female, is amusing.
I believe I have heard from ridercoaches some anecdotes about a much higher number of drops in the all women's classes
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Old 05-10-2013, 06:09 AM   #52
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Pretend you've never ridden a motorcycle before.. You'll learn a little more.
That's the best advise I've seen regarding BRC's. Most who think they know most of what will be taught are usually the ones who do the worst.

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I don't have a problem helping with things like "Which one is the clutch?" and "What does this button do?",

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The coaches can handle this without any help. Follow DomEOD's advice.

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During my BRC, after we chose a bike, they put a piece of masking tape on the headlight with our names on it. We used the same bike for all of our testing. Sounds to me like all BRCs should do that!
Every place I've coached place number stickers on the fenders...mainly to identify bikes that need work but also helps the students remember which bike they've been riding.
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Old 05-10-2013, 06:25 AM   #53
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I believe I have heard from ridercoaches some anecdotes about a much higher number of drops in the all women's classes
Personally...I don't know...seems like crashing in class is an equal opportunity experience.

But, since all crashes should be reported it's a number you could get from individual providers...
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Old 05-10-2013, 06:25 AM   #54
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Well, I don't want to sound sexist or anything, but the tendency to see someone suffer some sort of accident or injury and then promptly take protective measures to ensure the same fate does not befall oneself does sound like something that the female brain excels at.
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As a Rider Coach, I recommend having fun, don't over analyze anything, just listen, ask questions, listen to the instructors coaching, you will learn a lot and have a great experience.
Also, do the exercises at the speeds they are supposed to be done at. Faster isn't better.
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Old 05-10-2013, 07:31 AM   #55
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Ok, made it through the classroom part, with nary a problem. Instructor seems good, classmates seem decent. If not for the early hours, this weekend might well go nicely. I suppose the early hours may be a blessing when dealing with the heat, so that might be a plus.

High Country Herb, I think we got mixed up somewhere, as we didn't see anyone there resembling your wife. Hope she had fun at her class and learned as much as she set out to.

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Old 05-10-2013, 07:50 AM   #56
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High Country Herb, I think we got mixed up somewhere, as we didn't see anyone there resembling your wife. Hope she had fun at her class and learned as much as she set out to.

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Yup. You guys must be in Visalia. She is taking her course about 2 hours further north.

She told me she may have insulted a classmate. She called h a "cocky sucker", and doesn't think he heard the "Y".

As far as top speed during the riding sessions: the instructor told them they would be getting up to 65 mph. She has never been in control of a bike over 40 mph, so she a bit concerned. Lolls like she has chosen the full face helmet and mesh riding jacket for the weekend. (We found the Joe Rocket jacket in good condition for $15 at Goodwill!)
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Old 05-10-2013, 07:53 AM   #57
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Yup. She told me she may have insulted a classmate. She called h a "cocky sucker", and doesn't think he heard the "Y".
And boom goes the dynamite. I know there is an asian joke in there somewhere.....but since this isn't JM......
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As far as top speed during the riding sessions: the instructor told them they would be getting up to 65 mph.
He/she was either kidding, or she's not taking the Basic Rider Course. There's only one exercise students get past 2nd gear. 20-25 is about the fastest any student will hit.
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If not for the early hours, this weekend might well go nicely. I suppose the early hours may be a blessing when dealing with the heat, so that might be a plus.
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He/she was either kidding, or she's not taking the Basic Rider Course. There's only one exercise students get past 2nd gear. 20-25 is about the fastest any student will hit.
Definitely kidding. Even the ERC, now BRC II, doesn't get much faster than maybe 30 mph tops.
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