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View Poll Results: What level of instruction have you received?
at least one MSF course 17 65.38%
at least one track school 4 15.38%
friends / family 8 30.77%
non-MSF class that wasn't required for the license 2 7.69%
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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-03-2004, 01:25 PM Thread Starter
 
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formal riding instruction

Came across felix_98's polls and thought of one too.
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My bike mechanics tought me how to ride.

I've been riding for going on 4 years, and I think I may take teh MSF course this summer.

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i just jumped on one day

still waiting to go to a track day
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post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-03-2004, 07:37 PM
 
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Been lurking around for about a year, I took the MSF about 10 months before i got a bike.

I have to say that smitty and a few other wise riders here convinced me.
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Smitty is like the Yoda of the boards. He is very old, and very wise.

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post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-03-2004, 09:07 PM
 
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I can't wait to Take the MSF course. I'm very intrested as to what it is going to teach me that I have not read on the interent. I'm diffently looking foward to the hand signals. I just wish I could take it sooner then later. I can't go on standby cause of my part time job. So I need to wait till my day. July 9th is the first day.
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I'm not really that worried, but since you're talking about it...for anyone who's taken it, will I be at a disadvantage since I've no prior bike-riding experience? From what I've read on the forum it seems like it's geared towards people like me pretty much..
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Between the two threads there is no option for "just decided to buy a bike and teach myself." I guess I had some instruction from a friend and the dealer, but it was only a couple of minutes total and amounted to "You know how to drive a stick, right? That's all you really need to know."

I just kind of figured it out on my own.

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post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-04-2004, 10:49 AM
 
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I have not formal training but I watched biker boyz and torque so I figure I am good
just kidding, Actually I don't have any formal training but am waiting to take the msf course then the advanced
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Between the two threads there is no option for "just decided to buy a bike and teach myself." I guess I had some instruction from a friend and the dealer, but it was only a couple of minutes total and amounted to "You know how to drive a stick, right? That's all you really need to know."

I just kind of figured it out on my own.
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