Completed Rider Course
Just finished the 2nd level rider course today. What a great day to practice some riding skills. As expected I had the only V in the group of twelve. I got lots of attention and compliments on the bike. It was not as out of the ordinary as the Royal Enfield that was there, but it was the tallest!! LOL. Lots of harley riders and a few sport bikes. My buddy that took the course with me rode his BMW 1200GS.
So not a single word or drill with engine braking involved. The main focus was using MAXIMUM breaking with front AND rear brakes, while avoiding skidding, down shifting to 1st with out engine braking (no clutch release). The whole purpose of down shifting is to be able to quickly get moving if needed. For instance you stopped but the cage driver behind you won't be able to.
Hopefully I will be able to attend the next level of training soon. This one was just one step up from the basic rider course, so it seemed more like a review. Still a good day!!
Last edited by jagrugger; 01-31-2012 at 07:03 PM.