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MSF & husband

I was scheduled to take the MSF course at the end of june and then it got push back to July 18th. My question is who many of you would take the beginner course with your husband/boyfriend/so? He has been trying to teach me how to ride but it's not working too well. The instructor thinks it will help me. I am not so sure about that. He gets too frustrated when I don't pick it up right away. Any suggestions?

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I wouldnt want to do it with my bf. I dont want any added pressure of someone else watching me. Myself I will do it alone, not that my bf will take it again anyways lol Good luck with the course! I am hoping to take it in July

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Take it on your own. You don't need any unneccessary pressure. Just go slow and so your own thing.


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Definitely take it, but I agree you'll probably be more relaxed if you do it on your own.
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I did my course at the same time as Mrs Tree. It's a great thing to do together. I was a new rider, too, so I wasn't in any position to offer advice. She didn't need my help anyway!

By all means, do it with your hubby, but let him know that you want the instructors to teach you, without "assistance" from him.




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I took my MSF class before my boyfriend so he's catching up to me. I take the middle ground, it depends on your relationship with your husband. If you know he's the type to "lecture" you on the way home then I would suggest taking it by yourself.

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Given your commentary it'd probably be best if you took it on your own. But I took it with my wife and that created greater trust in me of her abilities.

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Im trying to teach my GF how to ride. It is not going over so well. My gsxr is way too big for all 110lbs of her her. She needs a 250 to learn on. She doesn't want to take the msf course by herself, so I may go with her. I figured it wouldn't hurt my riding skills any.
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Tenn. occasionally teaches all women MSF courses.

I would have never attended MSF with my wife. Would make her way to nervous. I didn't even go there when she took it.

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So how do I tell him nicely I don't want him there? I have tried explaining it but it isn't sinking in. He wants to take a refersher which is good. But why does it have to be in my class?

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