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Old 03-27-2010, 03:46 PM   #61
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dude try and get some info on the advanced course, Id like to try to take that class!! I took a safety course like this back in NC. It was kind of slow but I still had fun with it... I think the advanced class with some friends would be pretty fun....
I would actually like to get a trackday or something like that instead.I want to see what my bike and I are capable of....I will probably just ride this summer and maybe next year try a trackday or two.

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Old 03-28-2010, 07:01 AM   #62
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dude try and get some info on the advanced course, Id like to try to take that class!! I took a safety course like this back in NC. It was kind of slow but I still had fun with it... I think the advanced class with some friends would be pretty fun....
ART

You can click the map to find clases. I don't think there are any Medford dates up yet, but as of a couple weeks ago they weren't done posting everything.

It's not a track day- you're not going to get to find out how fast your bike goes. But you will get to practice braking and swerving at speeds you can't do in a parking lot, and you get to work on cornering technique and line selection as appropriate for street riding. The goal isn't to turn you into Ben Spies- the goal is to work on safer and smoother street riding.

So if you want to go out and see how fast you can go, then Cascade or one of those groups might be your best bet. If you want to work on control, including trying some techniques that might be different from what you think is best- you may find ART interesting.

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Old 03-28-2010, 12:42 PM   #63
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are the results in yet?

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Old 03-28-2010, 05:06 PM   #64
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Just got home a little bit ago.....I FAILED! haha JK I passed the instructor told me I was a very strong rider but I was getting a little aggressive and he almost had to slow me down a few times.lol The class was pretty slow but it would be awesome for sombody who has never ridden before.I have been racing motocross/riding dirt for 13 years so some habbits were a little hard to break.I asked if there was anything I should work on and he said no so I think I did alright

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Old 03-28-2010, 08:11 PM   #65
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Oh yeah I should be getting to the DMV tomorrow to get my endorsement put on my license and will probably get my bike insured as well.Now I just have to get some nice weather to ride in damnit.......Now that I got a endorsment it's going to be shitty weather,this sucks.

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Old 03-28-2010, 09:10 PM   #66
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I asked if there was anything I should work on and he said no so I think I did alright
Congrats!

Please do not take the guys saying you do not need to work on anything seriously. We need to work on our skills constantly, every single time we ride. You may be fine in a parking lot at speeds between 12 and 17 MPH, under adult supervision, (sorry, I stole that!) but if Team Oregon is like the Washington State program, you still have a lot to work on and learn. You probably only spent less than 2 hours talking about lane placement, street strategies and riding situations. You have some basics, both mental and physical, to build on. Now go ride and start your learning. Gasoline in your tank is the best teacher.

Ride safe!

Dusty

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Old 03-28-2010, 10:05 PM   #67
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Congrats!

Please do not take the guys saying you do not need to work on anything seriously. We need to work on our skills constantly, every single time we ride. You may be fine in a parking lot at speeds between 12 and 17 MPH, under adult supervision, (sorry, I stole that!) but if Team Oregon is like the Washington State program, you still have a lot to work on and learn. You probably only spent less than 2 hours talking about lane placement, street strategies and riding situations. You have some basics, both mental and physical, to build on. Now go ride and start your learning. Gasoline in your tank is the best teacher.

Ride safe!

Dusty
Yeah,I took it as I dont need to fix anything they taught.I know you are always learning new things....Thanks

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Old 03-28-2010, 10:48 PM   #68
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Good job for passing.


I live on Svensen Market Road...I'm sure you know where that is. (West of you off Hwy 30)

Thursday is supposed to be good weather...I think I'm going to take the bike out.


My advice for a new rider (especially on a bike with so much power) is work heavily on your cornering. Make sure to keep your eyes up and pick an exit point for your corner. Also, make sure to be in a gear that gives you decent throttle response and to slowly roll on the throttle through the corner. If you do that, you'll be surprised how fast you can hustle that thing through the twisties!

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Old 03-29-2010, 06:34 AM   #69
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I was going to try to stop by the airport on Saturday morning to visit you on my way home from work, but my R1 had a dead battery in Longview when I was trying to leave work, so I just went straight home. I didn't want to have to jump start it in front of a bunch of trainees. Glad you passed. Good weather will come soon. I live about 5 miles south of Fred Meyer off of Sunset Beach Lane.

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Old 03-29-2010, 08:20 AM   #70
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Congrats!!!!!

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Old 03-29-2010, 08:37 AM   #71
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Thanks guys,I know where svenson market road is.A109 it was at the cafe but we were escorted even further passed it so you couldnt have seen us anyways.Rallynz,This is not the first bike I have ever been on lol I know these things.....Look forward to the nice weather and meeting you guys.I think I'm going to drive to the DMV in a bit and get my endorsement Hell it's soooo shitty out but now that I can ride I almost want to but then again I dont want to ride in the rain....

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Old 03-29-2010, 10:07 AM   #72
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I was going to try to stop by the airport on Saturday morning to visit you on my way home from work, but my R1 had a dead battery in Longview when I was trying to leave work, so I just went straight home. I didn't want to have to jump start it in front of a bunch of trainees. Glad you passed. Good weather will come soon. I live about 5 miles south of Fred Meyer off of Sunset Beach Lane.
Do you know the Jorgensons?


Congrats 95gst16g
Be careful in your first few weeks. And then continue being careful haha

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Old 03-29-2010, 12:11 PM   #73
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Do not know them...I will I think I'm going to take a quick little ride to clatskanie just because I can I hate to in this weather but...SCREW IT!

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Old 03-29-2010, 02:20 PM   #74
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...A109 it was at the cafe but we were escorted even further passed it so you couldnt have seen us anyways.... Hell it's soooo shitty out but now that I can ride I almost want to but then again I dont want to ride in the rain....
I used to work at the Astoria Airport. I know they had you out on the closed runway. Did you see a sleek white and blue helicopter flying in and out of there? I flew that for 9 years. It's the "A109" I used to drive (see profile name). I know how to get out to where you were so I wouldn't have upset anyone.

It's not the rain so much, but the 40-60 mph wind that bothers me. It just about ruined our trampoline last night.

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Do you know the Jorgensons?
If you were asking me, I don't think I know them. There are a lot of people around here that I know by sight, but don't know their names, so it's possible.

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Old 03-29-2010, 03:50 PM   #75
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Yeah,I saw the chopper.Ummm yeah I'm stupid for taking the bike out....The weather here wasnt that bad but then half way to clatskanie all hell broke loose!I was being pushed like hell all over the place and I have brand new BT016's on the bike....in the RAIN...It felt like I was just sliding sideways down the road.I had some dipshit in a semi riding my ass at 60mph so I just pulled over and let everyone pass me.I was soaked and cold btw haha Then I got to town and some ass in a minivan decides screw it I will just tbone this bike....I had to swerve all the way in the other lane,I was pissed I just shook my head at him and thought about flipin him a little ''turn signal''that I had.

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Old 03-29-2010, 04:42 PM   #76
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Almost makes u think SIPDE and Rider Readiness would be useful

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Old 03-29-2010, 05:28 PM   #77
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Almost makes u think SIPDE and Rider Readiness would be useful
Haha NOPE! Yeah I guess....I don't really think about things it's pretty natural I have always done that stuff.But I do remember thinking about what we did in class....Not covering the front brake I always used to cover the front brake with 2 yeah thats right 2 fingers But I didnt today.Thats cool that you joined I was going to email you and remind you to....Thanks for being a cool instructor now that you passed me we can plan a day and ride sometime.Now there is what like 3 sportbikes in astoria and one in svenson.....

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