I1aCBR said:Are you referring to the MSF rider course or the MSF instructors course which teaches the instructors how to instruct?
I just completed the MSF rider course 1 month ago. I had been trying to take it all summer and finally got in for the last seesion of the year.
The first session was 6-10pm on a Wednesday and was all classroom. The course is taught as if you have never been on a bike before, so it may seem elementary to those that have ridden.
Saturday was 8-5:30. The first 6 hours were all riding. Again, this is taught as though you have never been on a bike before. So, quite a bit of time is spent getting familiar with the bike, controls etc. The rest of the riding time during this day was spent doing turns, stopping, starting, weaving a slalom, using signals, body posture etc. We then went back to the classroom to review the days exercises and prepare for Sundays class.
Sunday was again 8-5:30. The first 4 hours were spent riding again. This time the focus is on more advanced riding skills. Stopping quickly (locking the rear wheel was fun), obstacle avoidance, obstacle surmounting (we rode over 2x4's), more turning and slaloms. The next 2 hours were spent on testing of the riding skills you have learned. Basically, you repeat the exercises of the day while being timed and examined for proper riding posture, head movement, smoothness of control...etc. Then it's back to the classroom to take a written test. Once everyone completes the test, scores are given out and the test is reviewed.
Overall, I would say it's an excellent course. Like I said though, it is geared toward those that have never ridden before and can seem too elementary to the experienced at times.
About halfway through typing that long response, I began to wonder which course he was talking about and thought about stopping. I decided even if he didn't need the info. someone might.The_CB_Kid said:
Thanks, Si-lo might not have wanted the info but did I did