I learned to ride in 1962-63... went through a Barber Shop door and folks weren't too happy.
Rode '63 through '76 and stopped. In '97 I purchased a new Shadow ACE 1100.
At the time the course was offered @ the Pasadena City College for $175. The new m/c purchase included
50% payment of the course by the HONDA Corp.
I took the course at half-price and found out that all along there was so much stuff I had taken for granted.
It was worth every penny! :icon_blin
The cost of the course is now $250. I'd would take it again, but $250 could help towards the VTX light bar! :bleh:
Seriously, if you value your life and your ride; and you are new to large Monsters, the course is a must. :hmm2:
I also purchased the "Ride Like A Pro" CD. It is fantastic! Every motorcyclist ought to own a copy. Great X-Mas gift!
When I invite friends to stop by my garage to chat, we often break out the Pop Corn and watch the CD together
(no alcohol)... then go and practice.
It's a great group activity for you and your friends on a Sunday afternoon.
If I am going on a group ride; folks with whom I've never rode, I suggest that before we leave we watch the CD.
If it does not happen, then I ride @ the rear of the pack... at a safe distance. :bleh:
If folks in the group start clowning around with their ride, I peel off and proceed on my own.