Jaybird180 Posted April 16, 2009 Report Share Posted April 16, 2009 First of all, let me apologize for the tardy write-up on my L1/L2 class at The Streets. My attention is split at the moment, so the forum doesn’t get as much attention as it did just a few short weeks ago. I traveled from the Right Coast to the Left Coast to get there and it was worth it! Many of my buddies didn’t understand why I’d willing surrender four figures to attend a riding school, but I was convinced that it was the right thing to do as CSS’s reputation precedes itself, and it didn’t disappoint. Secondly, I’d like to say that I’m glad to be in the motorcycling community. Bikers around the country are some of the nicest people anyone would want to meet. We come in all shapes, sizes and backgrounds but there is still a singular something that makes us different. I have a few thousand street miles under my belt and a few trackdays also, so I felt that I could focus on the lessons and take to heart the experience, all of it. Setting the tone on Saturday the 28th was my first experience with a drill, The Steering Bike. I was certain that I would do well on this, but that drill stuck with me and still today makes my think about the time and effort I put into steering a motorcycle. It is definitely a skill worth working on diligently and is a distraction if not well honed. I started that drill goofing with the shifter and the coach, without laughter quickly realized that I hadn’t done something as simple as standard shift pattern in awhile and had to remind me to shift up to get to first gear (LOL). The lessons learned just from this drill would be with me over the next two days and on my ride on my own bike. It was such an eye-opener that I probably could have boarded the plane and headed home at that point because I’d probably received what I’d come for; but NO! There would be drill after drill showing me the value of basics that need ALOT of work. I plan to use my time to work on what was taught over those two days before returning for L3/L4. I was highly impressed by the quality of the staff and the atmosphere. I was amazed at how relaxed it was; I’ve been to trackdays that were more stressful. And although it was a relaxing atmosphere, discipline and safety was a top priority. Kudos to Cobie and the coaching staff. Thank you for helping me check-off one of my life’s “To Do’s”. Thanks to Mr. Code for the lectures both in and out of class. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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