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post #1 of 17 Old Apr 30th, 2008, 12:49 pm Thread Starter
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Ride like a pro DVD course?

Has anyone ever bought this? If so, all opinions are welcome.

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I know the motor-man that made these, he's an arrogant ass!

He's a great Rider, on his HD, I just don't like him.
Dave, please tell us how you really feel...!

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Re: Ride like a pro DVD course?

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I know the motor-man that made these, he's an arrogant ass!

He's a great Rider, on his HD, I just don't like him.

Not me of course..........

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Re: Ride like a pro DVD course?

IMO, the best bet is to take an ERC every couple of years... They help reinforce good habits, and identify bad habits.

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Re: Ride like a pro DVD course?

I purchased the DVD over the winter and have watched it a few times. I have set up and practiced many of the exercises and I feel they are beneficial.
There you have it my 2 cents!

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Not John Pretti.
He Teaches an outstanding Slow Speed Handling School.

Jerry Palladino is the ass of which I speak.
Oh Dave do tell do tell, I hope I did not give my hard earned money to a total
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He is one hell of a rider, on his HD and you may in fact learn something from him.

I'm just commenting on his Self Righteous & conceded attitude.

I learned one hell of a lot more from John Pretti, and taking the ERC a few times as well.
Thanks for the insight.

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Re: Ride like a pro DVD course?

It's worth every penney. The DVDs are entertaining, well made and very good at instructing slow-speed riding technique.

An ERC is also good. With the DVDs, however, you can practice at your convenience and keep repeating a particular exercise without concern that you are knocking the class off it's schedule.

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You don't really need the DVDs to practice, you do need some layouts and marking device(s).

I purchased One Each, Butt Load of Cheap tennis balls from the Do It Again Sports Conglomerate; and sawed every last one of em' in half making One Each, Butt Load of Course Markers that won't be damaged by rolling over them and won't hose you up when you run over them in a tight turn.

Thanks To John Pretti for the tennis ball idea.

I collected up several course layouts from here & there along the way and when I take a class, like John's or the ERC I chart out the courses in my notebook.
Dave I went to a local tennis club and got the tennis balls for free

They stated to me that they are always looking for people or places to give the balls to.

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Re: Ride like a pro DVD course?

I have watched a video as well as took the advanced course. I would say both are good. But I didn't have to buy the DVD, a friend bought it and has told all of us to pass it around to other riders so we all get some ideas from it.

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Re: Ride like a pro DVD course?

If you guys ever want a tech day as a group I can get the range for about $100 per person. Normal, like $120 or more for an ERC. We can do a mini motor school for a couple of hours etc..............

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If you guys ever want a tech day as a group I can get the range for about $100 per person. Normal, like $120 or more for an ERC. We can do a mini motor school for a couple of hours etc..............

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Re: Ride like a pro DVD course?

the university in San Marcos, Tx has a class $40. these are the same people who teach the same but more $ class for the HD people. for $40 and a day away from the house-hold chores, it is a bargan. It is peace and quiet because the HD folks don't talk to you just the instructor saying why do you stop so quick !!

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Re: Ride like a pro DVD course?

One of my fellow MSF Rider Coaches is also a Harley Rider's Edge instructor here in the Detroit Metro area. He just signed on with Jerry Paladino and created "Ride Like A Pro-Great Lakes." He is waiting on some final details but plans to have the class up and running by mid June. His future plans would be to travel to northern Ohio, Illionis and southern Michigan teaching the Ride Like A Pro classes.

Anyone in this are interested, let me know and when the details become available, I'll pass them on.

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Re: Ride like a pro DVD course?

I bought the DVD and found it informative. I watched it a few times and I think it is worth having to remind me of the proper way to handle my bike in slow speed maneuvers.
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It's worth every penney. The DVDs are entertaining, well made and very good at instructing slow-speed riding technique.

An ERC is also good. With the DVDs, however, you can practice at your convenience and keep repeating a particular exercise without concern that you are knocking the class off it's schedule.
I agree and have to say after I met him in Newport Richey I found him to be quite helpful, not arrogant at all. He is a good marketer.

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