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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-01-2018, 04:53 PM Thread Starter
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How are we train our riding abilities?

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I think, we all are more or less educated/ experienced riders on our rebels. I am fairly experienced over all my riding years, but I have to learn and train a lot more to be able to go trough unexpected traffic situations.

In the end of august I go to a short training class to learn more with others and with a motorcycle-instructor.
In the meantime I have read an very interesting book of Bernt Spiegel "the upper half of the motorcycle" and just now I have found this website
https://www.patreon.com/MCrider

Ive seen a lot of videos on youtube from Kevin Morris "MCrider" and he shows every biker a lot of hints for better biking.
What do you say about stuff like training methodically to improve biking techniques and enhance the knowledge of biking in general?
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There were 2 guys in my Motorcycle Safety Course who said they take that class at the beginning of every riding season, just to brush up on the basics after not riding all winter.
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There were 2 guys in my Motorcycle Safety Course who said they take that class at the beginning of every riding season, just to brush up on the basics after not riding all winter.
Baller I have the solution to taking the class every year. I ride 12 months every year......LOL

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Baller I have the solution to taking the class every year. I ride 12 months every year......LOL

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Yep, me too!
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Bernt Spiegel, the german motorcycle trainer and also Kevin "MCrider" Morris (I had him linked above) said both: "we maybe have riding experience for decades, but we are not immune against to making the same faults for decades."
In my opinion, this is a good philosophy, for riding, also for other life situations.
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Baller I have the solution to taking the class every year. I ride 12 months every year......LOL

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Yes, that's the secret; just ride year around...weather permitting.

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I try to take the Advanced class every 3 years, but, they seem to have stopped offering it in Tucson. They finally accepted trail braking the last time I took it (2014). I too ride year around.

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There were 2 guys in my Motorcycle Safety Course who said they take that class at the beginning of every riding season, just to brush up on the basics after not riding all winter.
I hope they do not live in Cali. That's $250 every season.
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I hope they do not live in Cali. That's $250 every season.
MSF course in Illinois is a $20 "donation" to reserve your spot in class.

If you're a cheap ba$tard, you can ask for it back at the end of class lol.
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Me too... if weather permits.
It could be so in these times of climate changing.
Normally I stop riding from Nov. to April because of temperature, snow, sleet and gravel on all main roads because the municipal services are throwing gravel and chemicals like salt on the road to prevent vehicles from sliding on them. This is no fun for bikers and the Rebel is no dirt bike...
But maybe I become also an all-year- biker now, because we have no more snow, no gravel and lowest winter temps about + 2-4 degrees C.
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