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Offline Crandon

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Safety Class
« on: March 09, 2016, 09:05:13 AM »
Had a friend of mine go down last a week or so ago and break his ankle and messed the bike up a little.  Wondering if anyone on here teaches a safety class/refresher class or or could recommend one in the Huntsville/Arab/Guntersville Area.

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Offline Yankee Dog

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Re: Safety Class
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2016, 10:36:04 AM »
Harley offers a Skilled Rider Course.  Bases on the Motorcycle Safety Foundation   

http://www.harley-davidson.com/content/h-d/en_US/home/learn-to-ride/search-riding-academy-skilled.html?expLvl=skilled

Offline Guidedawg

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Re: Safety Class
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2016, 01:11:29 PM »
I took the MSF course in Montgomery, but it looks like the closest to you would be Anniston. 
Although Decatur was listed as a site, there were no courses on the schedule for it.


Offline 01YZF6

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Re: Safety Class
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2016, 02:22:03 PM »
https://legacy.montevallo.edu/atsc/Motorcycle/courseschedule.shtm
locations: Montevallo, Montgomery, Mobile, Anniston, Dothan

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Offline KevinB

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Re: Safety Class
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2016, 05:15:00 PM »
A buddy of mine is one of the Ride Like A Pro Alabama instructors. They have classes in Birmingham and Huntsville...

http://www.ridelikeaproal.com/

Offline Crandon

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Re: Safety Class
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2016, 07:42:08 AM »
Thanks for the suggestions.  I will pass this information on and we can decide on which one.  The "Ride Like A Pro" looks really good to me but some of the guys live closer to Anniston and may want to go that direction. 

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Re: Safety Class
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2017, 07:49:20 PM »

6) Two Lane roads have much less dangers than four or more


I personally find interstates less intimidating. Even at interstate speeds. There are fewer changes happening, i.e., people slowing to turn or pulling out in front of you, last minute decisions, etc. In the rain, my perception has been that the increased traffic sheds the rain off the surface sooner than on two lane side roads with little traffic. But that's just my personal assessment. I hear we had some guys ride in some awful rain on an interstate recently that was more dangerous than anything I would want to experience.

And the safety classes are now offered through the Motorcycle Safety Foundation(MSF) at Montevallo University.
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Re: Safety Class
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2017, 08:18:22 PM »

6) Two Lane roads have much less dangers than four or more


I personally find interstates less intimidating. Even at interstate speeds. There are fewer changes happening, i.e., people slowing to turn or pulling out in front of you, last minute decisions, etc. In the rain, my perception has been that the increased traffic sheds the rain off the surface sooner than on two lane side roads with little traffic. But that's just my personal assessment. I hear we had some guys ride in some awful rain on an interstate recently that was more dangerous than anything I would want to experience.

And the safety classes are now offered through the Motorcycle Safety Foundation(MSF) at Montevallo University.
Interstates often have little worries about head on traffic and traffic depends on rush hours etc. Some aren't bad though I hate the bounce of concrete slabs. A nice quiet ride in the country for some wind therapy can't be beat.