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Hello,

 

I'm relatively new to the sport, and it's been a long and difficult road for me. Over the past couple of years, I've taken the MSF course 3 times already, but I guess because I'm always pushing myself to be a better rider, I'm never satisfied with my skill level and my comfort with riding.

 

I've heard that Mr. Code runs the best school in the country, and that you guys would be willing to work with relatively new riders. I will be putting my deposit down for the 2-day camp once the schedule becomes available. I anxiously await its release.

 

 

Over the years, the sport has taken over my entire life. I think about riding every moment of the day. I yearn for it when I'm away, but it scares the living hell out of me when I'm with it.

 

Most of the riders I ride with are extremely experienced, and I feel that I'm always struggling to keep up, and that was the cause of one of my wrecks.

 

 

Am I hopeless? The word is that if I can do the basic MFS drills with ease, I can take the school, and I've been wanting to enroll for the past year. I've done all the homework I can: reading the books, watching the video, talking with experienced riders, etc.

 

But I think the missing piece for me is the track time. I'm really sick of having all of this theoretical knowledge, and not be able to apply it because my SRs are going off like crazy. Even a simple freeway onramp is unbearable because I keep looking at the guardrail out of the corner of my eye.

 

I want so badly to get out of this stage of fear and reservation, and to break through to the next level where I can discover my limit and learn to grow. I'm sure you guys get this all the time so I must sound like a broken record...

 

 

But I'm excited about your school. I really look forward to the opportunity to meet everybody and get out there and smash my fears. I'll do whatever it takes to become a better rider.

 

 

One concern though, if crashing ends my day, and knowing the way I ride, will my day end early? :( Not because I'm reckless or discourteous, but because of fear and lack of experience. Is there any assurances that if I wreck, I can still at least stick around and learn as much as I can?

 

Thanks for your time.

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One concern though, if crashing ends my day, and knowing the way I ride, will my day end early? :( Not because I'm reckless or discourteous, but because of fear and lack of experience. Is there any assurances that if I wreck, I can still at least stick around and learn as much as I can?

Crashing doesn?t necessarily end your day with the school. Of course you should try to avoid it at all costs but sometimes people make mistakes. If you can?t ride after a crash you can still sit in on the classroom stuff.

 

If you crash you may be allowed to go back out on the track but you have to get clearance from several school staff members and medical personnel. We won?t let anyone out that has any indication of a head injury or any other injury that might impair their riding

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