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S.M.A.R.T. ADVANCED TRAINING/CAMPING EVENT WEEKEND

Douglasjre

Member
Member
If you enjoyed Sport-touring school at Jennings you're gonna love this. Please post up here if you want to attend fun and educational event that we announced at Last Blast. Also tell me if you have any blackout dates in November. DUE TO CLASS SIZE LIMITS IT IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 16 RIDERS, SIGNUP PAGE PENDING....

We will get a campground in Jacksonville and the fun starts when you arrive Friday evening, and ends Sunday morning. Saturday is training day. After training we will go to dinner at a nearby restaurant, then back to the campground for a traditional COG Saturday night modest sized bonfire  :campfire:  The class will take place at speeds under 25mph.

The training is conducted in a closed course instructed by highly trained law enforcement  C:) motor officers using the very same techniques that place them in the top 5% of all riders. Each student receives individualized attention which positively reinforces the skills sets.

Anticipated price: $15/person which includes the whole weekend of camping AND THE COURSE FEE! And Roman indicated his insurance gives him a discount for having taken an advanced class! Whata value  :) Use your own bike. Ride at your own risk. Always look both ways before crossing the street.

Video:
https://youtu.be/zby54CmBJps
 

SteveJ

Member
Member
SteveJ. said:
Likely in, depending on the dates.

On TDY, homeward bound, in brownfield Texas..

To clarify: mid month is a no go for me. Lots of company coming into town for our 40th anniversary shindig.
 

Grasshopper

Member
Member
I'm interested, but pretty much booked until Oct 25, unless something changes. Barber is the first weekend of Oct, so that's definitely out!  :)
 

coffee_brake

Member
Member
I'd like to do the class, but I don't want to take a spot from somebody else considering how my own teaching schedule varies. I just took on another gig and have no idea what November holds, other than my mid-November being kinda crowded too.
 

ron203

Southeast Area Director
Member
MotoCommuter said:
Im interested depending on dates as I struggle somewhat with low speed handling on the wing.

That's because you haul a dog around in the top box...  :))  (Sudden weight shifts of 7# are potential killers...)

Seriously, me too.
 

AlwysYng

Moped
Doug, count me in but only as an observer if that's ok. I understand that this class is for two wheeled bikes only and mine wouldn't qualify being three wheels.  :truce: I'm always open for coming up and helping out where needed though as I try not to let an opportunity to camp with the club pass me by. It's good to see old friends now and then.  :beerchug: As Steve often says, tick tock, tick tock.  :-[
 

SteveJ

Member
Member
Always Young said:
Doug, count me in but only as an observer if that's ok. I understand that this class is for two wheeled bikes only and mine wouldn't qualify being three wheels.  :truce: I'm always open for coming up and helping out where needed though as I try not to let an opportunity to camp with the club pass me by. It's good to see old friends now and then.  :beerchug: As Steve often says, tick tock, tick tock.  :-[
Gots to give credit where credit is due. I stole or borrowed that from IronbuttAl.

But yeah, tick tock, baby.

On TDY at Land Between the Lakes, KY.
 

Tom NWGA

Member
Member
Count me interested. The earlier in Novembrrr the better. And yes, I spelled that intentionally....
 

Douglasjre

Member
Member
Tom: I could use all the hope I can get thank you man

We are looking at November 1 2 3 Friday to Sunday. If I wait as late as October 1st I might be able to get this course for free. If I try to book it now he will want $75 per sign up. I vote we wait till October 1st. What do you guys say? Camping with only be a few dollars per night per guy. This can be the cheapest COG event yet.... :motonoises:
 

SteveJ

Member
Member
The dates work perfectly for me. The free part also works perfectly for me. Thanks for doing this Doug.
 

mcfly

Member
Member
Egodriver71 said:
Scouting camping sites currently

Unfortunately too many dirt roads in and out of the closest ones.

Unless your looking at RV sites, most campgrounds will have
gravel, dirt and sand roads.  Both C 10's and C 14's are very
capable on the loose stuff, just bring a sise stand puck.

State Parks along the beach are VERY reasonable, and fairly close.
Shouldn't be too buggy in November either.
 

Motoresto-Tom

Training Wheels
Always interested in training... any training so yep, anytime in November or whenever is fine...

It's a "Ride Like a Pro," type class. I did take his class (Jerry Palladino) back in 2007 I think up in Hudson, but on a Nomad 1600.



Douglas said:
If you enjoyed Sport-touring school at Jennings you're gonna love this. Please post up here if you want to attend fun and educational event that we announced at Last Blast. Also tell me if you have any blackout dates in November. DUE TO CLASS SIZE LIMITS IT IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 16 RIDERS, SIGNUP PAGE PENDING....

We will get a campground in Jacksonville and the fun starts when you arrive Friday evening, and ends Sunday morning. Saturday is training day. After training we will go to dinner at a nearby restaurant, then back to the campground for a traditional COG Saturday night modest sized bonfire  :campfire:  The class will take place at speeds under 25mph.

The training is conducted in a closed course instructed by highly trained law enforcement  C:) motor officers using the very same techniques that place them in the top 5% of all riders. Each student receives individualized attention which positively reinforces the skills sets.

Anticipated price: $15/person which includes the whole weekend of camping AND THE COURSE FEE! And Roman indicated his insurance gives him a discount for having taken an advanced class! Whata value  :) Use your own bike. Ride at your own risk. Always look both ways before crossing the street.

Video:
https://youtu.be/zby54CmBJps
 

Egodriver71

Member
Member
Mcfly said:
Egodriver71 said:
Scouting camping sites currently

Unfortunately too many dirt roads in and out of the closest ones.

Unless your looking at RV sites, most campgrounds will have
gravel, dirt and sand roads.  Both C 10's and C 14's are very
capable on the loose stuff, just bring a side stand puck.

State Parks along the beach are VERY reasonable, and fairly close.
Shouldn't be too buggy in November either.

Not really looking for RV style sites.

The one I scouted Sunday had a 3 mile soft sand dirt road getting to it.

Not sure what you've done with your Connie, but both my C10 and the C14 do NOT like the FL sugar sand at all.
 

SteveJ

Member
Member
Just a note on dates, the Swamp Scooters Gumbo Rally is happening on the second weekend of November, if I hear correctly.

I'm strongly leaning to go to it.
 

connie_rider

Member
Member
SteveJ. said:
connie_rider said:
Too far from me, but I sure wish I could be there.
Ya'll have fun.

Ride safe, Ted

What, did your trailer break down?  >:D

:beerchug:

I admit it. I deserved that..
But honestly, I have a Model T Ford Rally that I plan to attend.
Can't do both in that short of time..

Ride safe, Ted
 

SteveJ

Member
Member
connie_rider said:
SteveJ. said:
connie_rider said:
Too far from me, but I sure wish I could be there.
Ya'll have fun.

Ride safe, Ted

What, did your trailer break down?  >:D

:beerchug:

I admit it. I deserved that..
But honestly, I have a Model T Ford Rally that I plan to attend.
Can't do both in that short of time..

Ride safe, Ted

All good.
 

mcfly

Member
Member
Ken said:
Any training prerequisite ? If not interested also .

No prerequisite training required.

Being comfortable with slow speed manuevering will certainly help.  ;)


 

Douglasjre

Member
Member
The school that does the SMART training free didn't get funding from DOT this quarter. The course would cost around $150/person. I'm gonna hold out and if he gets funding in the future, and the stars align....I'll get the word out to everyone.

I'm bummed. Was really looking forward to it
 

SteveJ

Member
Member
Douglas said:
The school that does the SMART training free didn't get funding from DOT this quarter. The course would cost around $150/person. I'm gonna hold out and if he gets funding in the future, and the stars align....I'll get the word out to everyone.

I'm bummed. Was really looking forward to it
Thanks for the heads up. And thanks for trying to put this together.

Later.
 

Egodriver71

Member
Member
Douglas said:
The school that does the SMART training free didn't get funding from DOT this quarter. The course would cost around $150/person. I'm gonna hold out and if he gets funding in the future, and the stars align....I'll get the word out to everyone.

I'm bummed. Was really looking forward to it

Bummer  :'(
 

ron203

Southeast Area Director
Member
Too bad. I was looking forward to it, too. Thanks for the work you guys have already put in to it. Maybe it'll come back later.
 

Konehead34

Member
Member
Douglass, with the recent arrival of the Concourier, It contained a word or two about this s.m.a.r.t. training.  I think a separate forum thread, indicating this event is not going to take place after all is probably necessary.  That way you won't have to be answering everybody....(jat) just a thought..

 

funsize

Member
Member
Douglas said:
The school that does the SMART training free didn't get funding from DOT this quarter. The course would cost around $150/person. I'm gonna hold out and if he gets funding in the future, and the stars align....I'll get the word out to everyone.

I'm bummed. Was really looking forward to it

That's too bad.  I hope that it will be possible to do this in the near future.

Irene
 
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