Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: mount airy (mayberry), NC,
John (all): Take some sort of glove to ride in. You will have to have: Helmet, eye protection, long sleeves, long pants, over-the-ankle footwear, and gloves. These items do not have to be leather necessarily. Cotton garden gloves are acceptable to most instructors, as are hiking boots or sneakers, if they cover the ankle bone. Glasses or sunglasses are also acceptable. Helmet must be DOT.
Bike must be in good working order, have valid inspection, good tires, lights working, etc. You must have an endorsement or learners permit.
Why would you not stop with left foot down first? I know not everyone does that but why wouldn't you? Did you shift to first on the way to the stop? I'll ask you all that first. : ) Just razzin ya.
Four fingers is pretty subjective in an ERC - some coaches ask you to, some don't. If I see a rider having controll issues, I try to change their method. Most people learning to ride can modulate better with all four, but this an ERC.
And when you get to the last exercise, try to have fun with it. Should be a lot of fun. And let me know how ya'll do on the U-turn box. It's a bear to turn an LT in 20'. The ERC generally uses 28' (green lines at mitchell) to start and 24' (dotted yellow, I think) for final goal, but the 20' lines are out there (solid yellow).
Man, I wish I could come down and watch.