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post #1 of 10 Old Sep 7th, 2007, 6:17 pm Thread Starter
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Expresso Riders will be participating in the Experienced Rider Course being offered at the Safety Center in Sacramento on Sunday, Oct 21st from 1230-1730. The cost is $100 per rider. Pillions are welcome to attend and participate in some of the exercises two-up. You ride your own bike on a closed course with semi-private instruction in this follow on to the MSF Basic Course. It's an excellent opportunity to hone your skills and ask questions in a professional environment of mutual respect with an earnest desire to improve your riding skills. The class is limited to 12 bikes. This class is open to the general public and all motorcycle brands are welcome. Go to http://www.safetycenter.org/Default.asp and click on the motorcycle photo. Follow the links to the class schedules and enrollment forms to register and pay on-line. Be sure you are signed up for the ERC class at 1230 on Oct 21st before hitting enter! You'll receive a confirmation email with details on course requirements and paperwork. As of this post six positions are already reserved!

After the ERC we will commence on our Sunday Dinner Ride to the Elkhorn Station. Riders not participating in the ERC but available for the dinner should meet us at The Safety Center about 1700.

1. Bob
2. Brian
3. Mark
4. Larry
5. Bryan
6. Cara

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Looking forward to it. I have over 200k miles on big bikes, but a little more practice won't hurt!

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This ERC is open to the public as well. All riders and makes invited! There were 3-4 slots open the last time I checked.

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Sunday Dinner Ride - Oct 21st

The weatherman says sunny and mild for Sunday's Experienced Rider Course. Still a couple slots open if you're interested!

Dinner ride immediately following. Everyone is invited even if you're not participating in the ERC. Rally point is the Safety Center on Bradshaw at 1730. We'll leave by 1745 for a riverside run up to Elkhorn Station.

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The last time Bob organized one of these events Joan and I did most of the course two-up. It was fun to do the circles and figures two up on the LT. I recommend it to those of you planning on taking the course.

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The last time Bob organized one of these events Joan and I did most of the course two-up. It was fun to do the circles and figures two up on the LT. I recommend it to those of you planning on taking the course.

Have fun,
Oh no... You have to do fig 8's two-up??? My LT is gonna take a nap... I just know it!

Camera's are not allowed, are they???


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Oh no... You have to do fig 8's two-up??? My LT is gonna take a nap... I just know it!

Camera's are not allowed, are they???

Sure, you can bring cameras, still and video! I'll bring a little pillow and blankie for Wild Blue's impending nap.

Looks like the class is sold out.

All are still welcome for the Dinner Ride at 1730!

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Bob, Thanks for organizing this enjoyable event. I have just today located this site and I completely missed the dinner arrangements. I will be better prepared for the next event.
I had a good time on the ERC. It was the first time I have actually tested the antilock braking. Yes, it did do a stopee (twice) and it might have been due to the fact I only used the front brake lever and really pulled it. It is integrated but applying the rear brake might have made it work like it's supposed to. On the other hand, it sure does a good job of stopping.
I also benefited from the advise of the instructors about my squimish tight right turns.
I still cannot access the Expresso Riders web site ever since my HD crashed.

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I still cannot access the Expresso Riders web site ever since my HD crashed.

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Larry try this hope it helps....

http://home.comcast.net/~expressorider/Open.html

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Bob, Thanks for organizing this enjoyable event. I have just today located this site and I completely missed the dinner arrangements. I will be better prepared for the next event.
I had a good time on the ERC. It was the first time I have actually tested the antilock braking. Yes, it did do a stopee (twice) and it might have been due to the fact I only used the front brake lever and really pulled it. It is integrated but applying the rear brake might have made it work like it's supposed to. On the other hand, it sure does a good job of stopping.
I also benefited from the advise of the instructors about my squimish tight right turns.
I still cannot access the Expresso Riders web site ever since my HD crashed.

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You're welcome, Larry. Although I enjoy our weekend rides and I feel this sort of thing is very important every couple years and puts us on the same page with respect to training concepts. Just about the time you think you know everything something new pops up. Always better to practice in good conditions on a closed course as David Hough would say. I didn't realize it at the time but I got a pretty good sunburn on my face from riding with the chinguard up all afternoon. Elkhorn Station had a gas leak so they were closed for food when we got there. Our smaller group decided to head up to Ludy's instead. I'd never tried the ribs there before and soon discovered I should have!

We recently purchased an Expresso Riders domain name and will be rebuilding the website from the ground up. One of our own has donated the cost of the domain registration and the server space to make it happen. The current address is still active until the new one comes on line.

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