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post #1 of 7 Old Mar 16th, 2006, 11:47 am Thread Starter
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Can you guys recommend a performance riding school? My neighbor and I have been riding for years, but never been to performance riding schools.

I don't want to learn how to take a crotch rocket around a race track, but I do want to learn how to push the performance envelope of my LT and learn the latest safety techniques and proper techniques.

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post #2 of 7 Old Mar 16th, 2006, 12:18 pm
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Keith Codes' (author of "Twist of the Wrist") Superbike school- has one and two day sessions, at tracks all over country-can use there bikes & leathers, or bring your own stuff- I ahve completed levels 1 & 2, ( you must start at level one, no matter what you think your skill level is) and I cannot tell you how much a diff. it makes. Google the name, and you will get the website.
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Sometimes the local dealers will get together and offer a BMW-only track day. That's helpful, as you generally don't have to deal with the total maniacs on track-only bikes screaming past you. Might want to see if there's anything like that near you.

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If you have not been to an Experienced Rider Course, I would start there. A number of ERC instructors are also available for private sessions if you ask. You might also considering reading both of David L. Hough's books in the interim. Proficient Riding and More Proficient Riding. Both are available at Overstock.com for a reasonable price. Great information on riding mechanics with exercises you can put to immediate use. By the time you see Keith Code or Lee Parks, you'll be way ahead of the curve and get more out of your day at their schools and the $400 tuition.

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Bogarts BMW in Birmingham has a track day at Barbers Motorsports Park.Dont know the dates though.Might check there web site
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I liked Reg Predmore's 'Class'. He places more emphasis on techniques you actually use on the road. Nothing wrong with the more race oriented schools but we are sitting on over 850 lbs of M/C.
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