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Question MSF Day 1 - June 1, 2012, 07:34 AM

Headed into Day 1 this evening. I know it is classroom the first session. Just wondering what to expect, expectations, etc.


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June 1, 2012, 07:37 AM

Pay attention in class so that you aren't "that guy" who fails the written test.

Go home after classroom portion and get as much rest as possible before the range.


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June 1, 2012, 08:10 AM

You seem excited about taking the MSF, which I think is already helping you. When my previous roommate and I got bikes back in 2007, we both took the class right after each other. He viewed the class as just another road block to getting his license and wanted in and out of the class as fast as possible. I, on the other hand was excited to learn, and excited to take it all in. I got a lot more out of the class than he did, and I was a far better rider than he right off the bat as well. Don't rush, pay attention and absorb everything your instructors have to say, and you'll be just fine.




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Absolutely joking in case you were taking me seriously. +1 on absorbing everything you can. There are people that rode for years without a MC license then were forced to get one, and even those people say that they learned a lot in the course even though they had already been riding for years.
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what fitz said. Pay attention, remember that your life depends on it.


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Pay attention in class so that you aren't "that guy" who fails the written test.

Go home after classroom portion and get as much rest as possible before the range.
Will do. Deeefinitely don't want to be "that guy" haha. Thanks.


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You seem excited about taking the MSF, which I think is already helping you. When my previous roommate and I got bikes back in 2007, we both took the class right after each other. He viewed the class as just another road block to getting his license and wanted in and out of the class as fast as possible. I, on the other hand was excited to learn, and excited to take it all in. I got a lot more out of the class than he did, and I was a far better rider than he right off the bat as well. Don't rush, pay attention and absorb everything your instructors have to say, and you'll be just fine.
Appreciate it. Been wanting to ride for a while now and excited to take it all in for sure.


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just enjoy it...And if you have any previous riding experience....THROW it out the window...start fresh with less bad habits...


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^ all that...and a bag of chips lol but nah keep a clear mind and just pay attention and listen..if you dont get it right then and there ask the teacher or on breaks other students in that class, what they got tied up on and ect...you'll be good i took it twice and about to do my sportbike course the 26th


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If you have a question about any of the gear you'll be wearing this weekend, bring it to class tonight so that they can tell you if it's acceptable or not. Especially your footwear....

Drink water... lots and lots of water. A lot of people don't realize how much work you're doing when learning to ride. Pre-hydrate and stay hydrated during the weekend. Even though it's going to be a nice weekend, sitting on top of running engines on black asphalt under the sun is draining.

My students probably get sick of hearing me say "drink water!" every single break.

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I just finished the MSF course last weekend. For the first day, i believe it was Unit 1, 2 and 3. Read those sections before you go to the class. Especially focus on Margin of Safety, ladder of risk, and factors in a crash. Those are essential and give you a strong basis for the mental aspect of riding. Just pay attention and if it helps you bring a highlighter so you can highlight sections in the book the instructor emphasizes. Most importantly, BE EARLY TO CLASS. There is paperwork to fill out, and if you are late they won't let you in. Just relax and have fun. It is a great class.


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If you have a question about any of the gear you'll be wearing this weekend, bring it to class tonight so that they can tell you if it's acceptable or not. Especially your footwear....

Drink water... lots and lots of water. A lot of people don't realize how much work you're doing when learning to ride. Pre-hydrate and stay hydrated during the weekend. Even though it's going to be a nice weekend, sitting on top of running engines on black asphalt under the sun is draining.

My students probably get sick of hearing me say "drink water!" every single break.

And another thing I tell my students... we coaches are paid to be there for you. We don't get breaks. If you have any questions, concerns or comments, feel free to bring them up.
Haha, thanks. Go to the gym everyday, so I drink like a gallon a day already. I'm a fish. Asked my friend about the course the other day, he said the same thing. Hydrate!


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I just finished the MSF course last weekend. For the first day, i believe it was Unit 1, 2 and 3. Read those sections before you go to the class. Especially focus on Margin of Safety, ladder of risk, and factors in a crash. Those are essential and give you a strong basis for the mental aspect of riding. Just pay attention and if it helps you bring a highlighter so you can highlight sections in the book the instructor emphasizes. Most importantly, BE EARLY TO CLASS. There is paperwork to fill out, and if you are late they won't let you in. Just relax and have fun. It is a great class.
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