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Hello everybody out there. Good to join and read the experiences of riders of all levels and share the experiences, good and bad through this forum. Having said that, I will like to post a question in particular to any of the riding coaches. I've been riding for a long trime. In my days, way back, I did race motorcross. I have my accidents and broken bones. I used to ride for a spaniar motorcycle company BULTACO 125cc. Safety equipment back them were in the beginning stage. I am 62 now. Since I am not a kid any more I'd like to take the level I class. But as I said, i am not younger any more. I want to know how demanding your classes are. I just want to make sure I am ready to take the class. I am planning to take the class in august. Thunderbolt track in NJ. I just need some feed back. I ride every weekend between 150 to 200 miles per ride, but I take brakes in between to keep up with my aging bones.

Your feedback will be appreciated which ever it is. By the way I have the book and the video of towII. I have a Honda 07 CBR1000RR. What a blast.

Thansk again

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Hello everybody out there. Good to join and read the experiences of riders of all levels and share the experiences, good and bad through this forum. Having said that, I will like to post a question in particular to any of the riding coaches. I've been riding for a long trime. In my days, way back, I did race motorcross. I have my accidents and broken bones. I used to ride for a spaniar motorcycle company BULTACO 125cc. Safety equipment back them were in the beginning stage. I am 62 now. Since I am not a kid any more I'd like to take the level I class. But as I said, i am not younger any more. I want to know how demanding your classes are. I just want to make sure I am ready to take the class. I am planning to take the class in august. Thunderbolt track in NJ. I just need some feed back. I ride every weekend between 150 to 200 miles per ride, but I take brakes in between to keep up with my aging bones.

Your feedback will be appreciated which ever it is. By the way I have the book and the video of towII. I have a Honda 07 CBR1000RR. What a blast.

Thansk again

 

 

 

T.R;

If you're riding as much as you describe you will do fine in the School. At the end of the day you will be both tired and stoked so it's all good! ; )

 

Rainman

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Hello everybody out there. Good to join and read the experiences of riders of all levels and share the experiences, good and bad through this forum. Having said that, I will like to post a question in particular to any of the riding coaches. I've been riding for a long trime. In my days, way back, I did race motorcross. I have my accidents and broken bones. I used to ride for a spaniar motorcycle company BULTACO 125cc. Safety equipment back them were in the beginning stage. I am 62 now. Since I am not a kid any more I'd like to take the level I class. But as I said, i am not younger any more. I want to know how demanding your classes are. I just want to make sure I am ready to take the class. I am planning to take the class in august. Thunderbolt track in NJ. I just need some feed back. I ride every weekend between 150 to 200 miles per ride, but I take brakes in between to keep up with my aging bones.

Your feedback will be appreciated which ever it is. By the way I have the book and the video of towII. I have a Honda 07 CBR1000RR. What a blast.

Thansk again

 

 

 

T.R;

If you're riding as much as you describe you will do fine in the School. At the end of the day you will be both tired and stoked so it's all good! ; )

 

Rainman

 

Thanks rainman.

It is good to know your input and it is well welcome.

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Razor,

 

For what it's worth, I just did the level 1 class at VIR and I can say while the day is demanding, I wouldn't say it is onerously so. And there were probably 8 to 10 riders there in their late 50's to 60's. As much as you ride I think you will be fine and I think you will really enjoy it.

 

Carey

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Razor,

 

For what it's worth, I just did the level 1 class at VIR and I can say while the day is demanding, I wouldn't say it is onerously so. And there were probably 8 to 10 riders there in their late 50's to 60's. As much as you ride I think you will be fine and I think you will really enjoy it.

 

Carey

 

 

Thank you Carey for your input. Congratulation to you for taken level one. I registered for August the 2nd. For the thunderbolt track in NJ.

I am looking forward of taking the class as well as two of my friends. Thanks again and keep practicing what you learned.

Good luck to you my friend and be careful of the drivers on the road. 55 AND STAY ALIVE.

Regards.

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Hey Razor,

 

I just completed Levels 1 & 2 at Thunderbolt on May 10th & 11th (on my 600rr). The drills are demanding but managable. The day runs 20/20/20. 20 minutes class room, 20 minutes track, 20 minutes break. You're on the track 5 times and have 1 off track drill, and you get an hour for lunch. The 20 minute break is crucial because you'll meet with your riding coach, it gives you plenty of time to use the restroom, rehydrate and talk to your friends and get ready to hop back on the bike. All in all you will be fine. I do agree as it's written all over the forum, but make sure you come well rested. Also, you may want to sign up for Level 2. I was glad I did. Because it clicks by the end of level 1, and then to get one more day to go back on the track and do it all over again is defintetly a blast! Not to mention the building block format that you just keep adding to with every time you go out in Level 2.

 

Hope this helps!

 

Harry

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Hey Razor,

 

I just completed Levels 1 & 2 at Thunderbolt on May 10th & 11th (on my 600rr). The drills are demanding but managable. The day runs 20/20/20. 20 minutes class room, 20 minutes track, 20 minutes break. You're on the track 5 times and have 1 off track drill, and you get an hour for lunch. The 20 minute break is crucial because you'll meet with your riding coach, it gives you plenty of time to use the restroom, rehydrate and talk to your friends and get ready to hop back on the bike. All in all you will be fine. I do agree as it's written all over the forum, but make sure you come well rested. Also, you may want to sign up for Level 2. I was glad I did. Because it clicks by the end of level 1, and then to get one more day to go back on the track and do it all over again is defintetly a blast! Not to mention the building block format that you just keep adding to with every time you go out in Level 2.

 

Hope this helps!

 

Harry

 

Thank you Harry. I am excited already of me taking the class and after hearing from you and Carey I am more excited.

 

I really appreciate your input and I am going to look into taken level two. Hopefully I get an opening for august 3rd.

 

Thanks again and keep it safe on the road, like I told Carey is not the rider but the drivers out there.

 

bless you all. 55 and stay alive

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