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I enjoyed the individualized instruction and freedom
to do the exercises until I felt comfortable. I am new
to using a clutch of any kind so drilling take off techniques
at my own pace was a great help in building my confidence.
The cones also helped me with throttle control and overall
riding technique. The only thing I would change would
be getting a hotel room the night before the class instead
trying to fight my way up 400 in the morning.
Due to road construction I am confined to riding around
my subdivision for the next couple of weeks but this
may a blessing in disguise. The entire subdivision is
only about 2 miles worth of road so I am practicing
the basics like shifting, stopping with brakes and turning.~Fred-101
Fred King on his Kawasaki EX500
|I wanted to write and say "thank
you" for the great day of learning to ride! I had a blast,
and was amazed how quickly you helped me learn. I felt like
the class was superb, and loved the student/ teacher ratio!
I must say, that as a professional instructor also, I love to
watch others teach something, and am conscious of many things
others may not notice. I will tell you that the communication
was awesome -- very easy to understand, and it shows when someone
is teaching something they have a true passion about, or when
they are just doing a "job" -- without a doubt each
of you had a total passion for riding and wanting to share that
with others; also, I was very impressed that each of you knew
details about each student - you didn't just show up and meet
us, you had read our registration, and "knew" each
of us a little before we arrived. The help was very constructive
-- not "your doing this wrong," but "you're doing
this great, but do this too!" ~Rob-101
||I've been enjoying motorcycles since the
age of 4 and have ridden everything from a Honda "LilRed"
50cc, Cagiva 125 and Honda CR250 (while racing motorcross,
trials, and enduro) plus a few Harleys in between. I've
ridden in the harshest conditions at insanely high speeds
all over the country. I currently race mountain/road bikes
professionally and compete in extreme downhill/cross country
events and I'm fairly confident in my abilities to keep
the "rubber side down".
I enrolled in the ERC class as required to become a
Road Captain in my local Harley Owner's Group chapter
and to be honest, I took the class questioning if I
would get anything at all out of it. After completing
the course, I have to say it's a shame that the state
doesn't require this to receive a license.
Riding home after the course, I found myself more aware
of what was occuring around me. I increased my following
distances, kept my eyes in my mirrors at traffic stops,
and even slowed before entering curves. I felt safer
and more confident. Thank you for helping me become
a better rider...this dog has learned some new tricks!~Kevin-ERC
Thank you so much for your patience
with me and providing such a rewarding educational class.
I can not express the peace and confidence I have acquired
thanks to your class. I have been telling everyone what
an enjoyable experience I had taking the class (I only wish
I would have taken it sooner). Thank you also for the video
and the photo. What a nice surprise. Aaron and I went for
a little ride yesterday afternoon
and it was one of the best rides in my life
Now, I still slow down before the curves
but not as much as I used to. And I know, I am going to have
to practice, practice, practice to get out of my old
habits but I just talk to myself such as eyes and head
up, up, up
(I am glad no one can hear me). What
a difference! ~Vicki-101
|The Photo was take right off
interstate 20 at Panola Road in one of the Parking Lots.
We were on our way to Augusta. I would like to have you
guys add this photo to your graduates web page. Without
your class I probably would not have progressed as well
as I have. I do recognize that this is just the beginning
but its been a fun ride.
Pun Intended :)
I think one of the key things I picked
up today was to not move toward the apex until I saw
the exit of the curve. Ive been looking at all
kinds of diagrams in Proficient Motorcycling, etc. and
tried to apply what I saw when I rode, but never fully
grasped what I read -- until today. Watching your lines
and getting the appropriate coaching made all the difference.
I also think I gained a lot of confidence back that
I had lost when I crashed on that curve on highway 136.
I havent been on 136 since the crash; now I think
Im ready to tackle it.~Tom-201,301
|I thought the
course was well worth while and the communication earphone
thing was the bomb. I learn best using the lecture and
"hands on technique" with instructor critique
to expeditiously correct my no no's. My biggest problem
is looking where I'm going and not where I've been so
the constant reinforcement has already made me more conscious
and I am diligently trying to break my bad habits. ~Nancy-201,301
|I wanted you to know that I truly enjoyed learning to ride
motorcycles. Your class was very educational and informative.
It was very easy to lean to ride by the great way you teach.
I would have never thought I would be out on the road with Ken
by the end of my class riding a motorcycle. I would like to
take Ken up on his offer for another class when I have all the
mileage requirements met I have been riding my BMW F 650 CSA
and just love it. This bike suites my needs for riding on the
roads and hopeful many highways. I can't wait to take a long
over due trip on my motorcycle with my husband, Bill who has
been riding for 14 years.~Karen-111
|Thank you all sooo very much, we ( I
) had a ball today !!!!!!! I truly enjoyed the entire class....
The main thing to me about the class is that you all are very
personable people and that really helps when you are already
scared half to death and don't know jack about any of the bikes.
So once again Thank You for a wonderful expedience and friendly
one as well ...... I love the videos , we look like we already
knew what we were doing, and just out having a good time. Ken
did a good job on the pictures, I have no idea how with the
rain and wind.... Thanks again, and we will let you know where
we go from here !!!!!!!
~Cindy and Kenneth-101
|Thanks for a great day yesterday.
You went at many of the skills taught in the state course
in a different way so it felt like very little duplication.
Plus you taught me skills totally uncovered in the state
basic course. Gratefully, Philip-101,201,301
to let you and JoAnna know. I passed the New Hampshire
License test without a struggle. Many thanks to you. I
also just purchased a Harley Road King.~Tom~Manchester
I certainly enjoyed Saturday and felt
it was a great learning experience. Im definitely going
to try to obtain my own bike so I can continue to learn dirt
skills. When I got home on Sunday
I found the email from the Iron Butt Rally congratulating
me on being accepted for 2005 so... ~Vicki-202
took Course 202 (Adventure Sport
Riding for the Street Rider). She has been riding for 20 years,
rides over 50,000 miles per year, is a Motorcycle Safety Foundation
RiderCoach, and has already completed one Iron Butt
Rallyproving yet again, that you are never too
good to learn! Congratulations on the Iron Butt, Vicki!
|Well hello my friends!
I have been out practicing this afternoon, but what a scary
ride home. I was turning left going onto the main Roswell road
when a lady sideswiped my bike. It was a very minimal contact,
but none the less it was contact! I saw it happening so I swerved
to the right and I guess her tire barely bumped mine. It was
very scary but I maintained control. She never even stopped!!!
So, thanks for the swerving skills!!! I took her tag number
and followed her for a little while, but I dont see any
damage to myself or the bike. I am glad to have taken your class!!!
Thanks a million!!! ~Gina-101,201,301
Thanks for the photo. Great class.~David-101
|JoAnna and Ken,
I cant tell you enough how much I enjoyed and appreciated
the session yesterday. You two are gifted teachers, and
its just great to spend time with people who are
spending their days doing what they love and where their
talents lie. The course was, without question, the most
valuable money Ive spent on motorcycling. I look
forward to continuing, so please put me on the list for
the full-meal-deal. ~John-101,201,301
|John and I left this morning, with me
leading, and went up Blood Mt. like you taught me. Had a blast!
John was all smiles when we stopped at the top. Then had a very
good ride home without using the brakes (only a few times) and
John pick up on that also. Feel I have been boosted up a few
notching with my riding skills and am grateful to you and Ken.
Also, I like the course summary. Thanks so much. ~Barbara-301
|IMPRESSION: Well organized and thought out.
IMPORTANT: For me there were three primary accomplishments.
First, I recently purchased a second bike which, unlike my BMW,
does not have ABS. I have been spoiled by 2 1/2 years riding
with ABS. The traction control instruction was a good refresher.
Second, the work we did in regard to gear management was quite
beneficial providing me with a much smoother and controlled
ride. Third, it confirmed to me that, although I still need
practice, my cornering technique is close to were it needs to
be. All together I am now more comfortable and confident in
taking on the twisties. Great fun!
SUGGESTIONS: The only thing that would be nice would be to be
able to converse bike-to-bike. Other than that I thought it
was great. ~Frank-301
|IMPORTANT: Changing what I
look at going through the apex of each corner. Then adjusting
my vision to look down the road as it opens up. I had
been so busy looking through the corner that
I was not picking my apex properly. ~Jackie-301
feeling LOADS better, especially after my ride with you.
I thank you out loud every time Im stopped at a
red light on an incline. I finally get it. ~Jeanne-101,201,301
|I wanted you to know that, after your
talk with us, I bought a full-face helmet. I was not happy with
my current helmet, mostly due to wind noise, fit, and your safety
talk. On the ride home I was literally amazed at the quiet sound
and very smooth ride just a new helmet gave me. The half helmet
with the small visor had been tugging at my head, and creating
noise and motion that I did not realize. Now, riding the interstate
is not annoying. ~Bill-201
|Superb instruction. I have ridden for 40 years and have owned
several motorcycles but learned more in these four hours of
instruction than I had in all my years of "on the ride
training." Many thanks to Ken and JoAnna for a very successful
effort in teaching an old dog new tricks! ~Kirby-ERC
enjoyed the ERC session in the rain! ~Frank-ERC
|Wanted to say thanks for
the recent riding tips, I took a class from you guys a
I always read your emails and this type
of info is very handy. I am loving my Scarabeo 150
Ive been really impressed with how it keeps up in
traffic. I usually commute to work when weather permits
|IMPRESSION: Loved it; well organized,
very educational, worth every cent
IMPORTANT: I loved the individual focus that I couldnt
get from the state course. I learned more about concepts i.e.
learning to train yourself/muscles to behave in a certain way
in order for the reactions to become second nature. ~Jane-101
I would have liked to have talked about spills or putting
the bike down so to speak. Knowing your opinions and
some rules on taking a fall seems like it would be helpful
to know. ~Chuck-101
As far as spillswe prefer to teach you
how to avoid them! If you ever hear anyone say I had
to lay it downknow that the rider is not very
skilled/trained. You are ALWAYS better off to stop or swerve
to avoid an obstacle. We will go over this in much greater
detail in Course 201. Even if you cannot totally avoid an
obstacle, your impact speed will be less if you continue to
apply the brakes until point of impact than if you lay
it down (sliding metal has little braking traction).
And if you swerve properly, you may avoid the obstacle altogether.
I have been riding for 11 years and have never crashed. Hopefully,
I never will, but there are never guarantees. Let me know
if this helps. ~JoAnna
Actuallythis is perfect information
JoAnna, your advice regarding shifting
has made a huge difference. Thanks so much. And Ive been
experimenting with riding through twists and turns at higher
RPMs and like the added control. ~Alton-101,201,301,ERC
There are a variety of plans out there
for learning skills of motorcycles. I found that I made
the best choice. I cant thank you and Ken enough
for making my experience enjoyable and successful. Without
you and Kens motivation and enthusiasm I dont
think I could have done it. Thanks. ~Barbara-101
a note to tell you what a wonderful experience I had today.
I had some doubts in my mind that I could - or even wanted
- to ride a motorcycle at my age. Well, all doubts were
erased and I now know that I not only can ride, but I
want to more than ever. You are both wonderfully gifted
instructors, and I look forward to meeting you on the
road someday soon. ~Dan-101
|I would like to emphasize to you how much the web site, syllabus,
email follow up, and such amplify your presence beyond the one-on-one
at the course. It would be easy for you to just do the course,
but I do not believe that you would generate quite the following
that you have without the multidimensional follow-up.
It is impressive, and makes your students feel very connected.
For the older beginning
rider this is the only way to learn, one on one instruction
at the learners speed! ~Gretchen-101
|How fun to be
able to see myself riding in the video; I can hardly believe
that's me! I wanted to thank you both for helping me overcome
my fear and teaching me the good techniques and
habits to riding smarter and safer. Also, thank
you for sending the written summary of what I learned
today, it will be very helpful moving forward. Before
I go out to practice, I will be able to read it again
and again to remember the components. I am eager to try
out the basics on my KLR. ~Mandie-101
|I always read your communications and
try to learn something from them. I am writing to let you know
that I do appreciate the information and encourage you to keep
up the good work. The more I ride the more I value the training
that I received from you. ~Jim-101,201,301