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An offer.... - August 11, 2014, 06:05 PM

Do know someone who started riding, took the MSF BRG, rode a period of time, but either had some close calls, or maybe took a tumble? Is their bike now sitting untouched and unridden, sitting in the dark recesses of the garage where they look at it wistfully every so often?

Have they expressed an interest to ride; perhaps even tried a few times, but the fear and uncomfortable feelings won't leave...even though they still want to ride?

If you know somebody in this boat..pass my info along. I've spent the last five years helping a few motivated newer riders get "over the hump".

It's no cost, no pressure. I've got losta time, lotsa patience. I can usually figure out some of the hangups some folks have and devise a strategy to help them overcome some of them.

My summer season at work should be winding down, more than half of the riding season is still left; so now would be a good time for someone to knock the dust off in a no-pressure, one on one environment.

Drop me a line if you know someone.

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August 11, 2014, 06:18 PM

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August 11, 2014, 06:18 PM

Man I have never met you but you have did wonderful things for the board. Helped me figure out shipping bikes and such which I have then passed on that information as well to others.

Now this... bds120 will shake your hand when he meets ya for sure. Good people are honestly hard to find...glad to see one is a fellow motorcyclist.


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August 12, 2014, 06:51 AM

I'd like to say I do this out of my good heart, or altruism, or whatever....

But the fact is, after a few hundred thousand miles in the saddle, most of it riding alone, that I get more enjoyment out of helping someone new break through some barriers and finding their own way, than I do just riding from point A to point B.

And the funny thing is; every time I work helping someone, I learn something new about riding. So, it isn't an unselfish act.


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otb is a good guy. Take him up on this offer.


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August 12, 2014, 04:52 PM

It really is a painless process, honest. After my last crash, a painful and debilitating one, I wrestled with both the family issues as well as my own demons to get back on and still enjoy it. I guess maybe it gave me empathy with those that struggle, especially since I lacked natural ability, both eye/hand coordination as well as physical strength/stamina.

I tell people today: "If I can do it and be safe and enjoy it, ANYBODY can!"


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August 12, 2014, 05:01 PM

Also, I'd be happy to talk to those struggling with "The Decision" to ride or not ride; I'm happy to listen. Obviously, I've made my own decision; but I understand that riding isn't for everybody. Sometimes, we try it to please others, sometimes we try it and find out it wasn't what we expected.

Sometimes, we bite off more than we can chew; there are strategies to help eliminate the obstacles and also separate the important from the unimportant when trying to make the Ride/No Ride decision.

Feel free to drop me a line.


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P.S.

I am not an MSF certified instructor, I don't have a degree in ANYTHING, let alone psychology, I don't have any road racing trophies, hair-raising stories or hidden agendas.

You won't get a fancy looking certificate and the only guarantee I'll give is that if you're not satisfied, I'll give you back what you paid.....

I'm just an olde farte who likes to ride and see other folks learn to love the sport.


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August 12, 2014, 05:16 PM

You're not an MSF instructor... but you probably should be.



Good on ya, OTB.


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Still here, still available......


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