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Dirt Schools in the DMV Area - June 1, 2015, 04:07 PM

So I'm looking to take another school in the dirt again soon. The GF wants to join as well. Shes still in the beginner stages of motorcycling. Shes done a few All Sports mini moto days, but shes pretty slow out there too (not that theres anything wrong with that).

I wanted to sign us both up for a Dirt school sometime soon here. I've already dont Cornerspin, and loved it. I would def want to do it again, but traveling 9 hour, each way is pretty effin far.

Is there anywhere local (3-4ish hours) that maybe we can take a school at? Or do you guys just suggest getting out there and riding? I know seat time is always the cure for this stuff.
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If you've already done cornerspin then you have just answered your own question. Cornerspin is the closest and best school around... And you'll get guys like Steve Broadstreet 'XXX' to instruct you !!


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I agree 100%. My only concern is... spending all that cash on someone that is just beginning and wont really be FULLY understanding/utilizing the concepts just yet, is kind of a waste of money.

Id rather have her up to speed a little bit more, and THEN spend that time and money.
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What kind of dirt school do you want? Flat track, mx or woods? Flat track there is one in Petersburg. Woods hit up Shane Watts Dirtwise and mx goto a local track and ask I guess.


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Good question. Im pretty new to the whole off road scene too... Whatever I guess a beginner can pick up easily on a small CRF100.

Thanks, ill check those out.
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Small CRF? I'd go with taking her to an easy place to ride. Wicomico. Stay to the easy stuff. Try the 5 mile woods course. Cheaper than a class.

And if you want woods basics? Pick up the Dirtwise DVD. It had everything the first class teaches. Watch it a few times. Then try riding for a bike. Just make sure to put bark busters on the bikes.

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If you've already done cornerspin then you have just answered your own question. Cornerspin is the closest and best school around... And you'll get guys like Steve Broadstreet 'XXX' to instruct you !!
Not sure if that's good or bad. Lol


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I agree 100%. My only concern is... spending all that cash on someone that is just beginning and wont really be FULLY understanding/utilizing the concepts just yet, is kind of a waste of money. Id rather have her up to speed a little bit more, and THEN spend that time and money.
You have a good point.
But incorrect or bad seat time or practice can be very detrimental.
But there are very few who fully understand the concepts their first time.
Took me 3 times to start unlearning my bad habits.
I think by giving her an excellent foundation it will serve her better. You'd be surprised how many people come up to me and say they didn't understand something during the school but it clicked later.


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Not sure if that's good or bad. Lol


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You have a good point.
But incorrect or bad seat time or practice can be very detrimental.
But there are very few who fully understand the concepts their first time.
Took me 3 times to start unlearning my bad habits.
I think by giving her an excellent foundation it will serve her better. You'd be surprised how many people come up to me and say they didn't understand something during the school but it clicked later.
"always the student"...

A bad habit is very hard to break, it's much easier to learn the proper technique first and then build on it.


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June 2, 2015, 12:15 PM

These are all very good point. Maybe we just need to get some seat time under the belt and then get out there.

Thanks all!
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