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Motorbike Safety Training Courses

Postby Stefan » 19 Sep 2006, 18:03

Well, it all started with the idea to do such a training. Turns out - there is none such available.
So I decided to take things into my own hand and asked around who would be supporting a regular training for all kind of bikes in separated groups (for big bikes, small bikes, scooters, women with possibly femal instructors and the like).

I got the support from some bigger companies already as well as from a motorbike magazine to cover the story and to get the word around. Things look good.

Does anyone know people who have any experience as instructors in regards to motorbike safety or just feels right to share the knowledge? Any input is welcome.

The whole training is intended as a non-profit event with sponsoring from different companies, magazines and bike clubs. What I have in mind is not only training for big bikes but rather for scooters, beginners, re-entry riders, special courses for women and people who switch from scooter to motorbike (already worked out training plans). What I still need is a fixed location for a 1-day or 2-day training and the aforementioned instructors.

We want to get some people together to share and learn from others and then maybe go on a nice little tour.

Waddaya think? Please help out with some input.

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Postby redwagon » 19 Sep 2006, 18:24

Well, I've got some ideas as to who could help out with the street racing part of your course! :wink:
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Postby MJB » 19 Sep 2006, 21:27

redwagon wrote:Well, I've got some ideas as to who could help out with the street racing part of your course! :wink:


So do I...

I recommend this guy. :twisted:
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Postby Stefan » 20 Sep 2006, 00:22

Cool, these two dudes seem to have a feeling for rythm (good for braking), for balance (good for cornering) and to know how to shift the bum over the seat when dodging trucks. Hired!

But seriously, I need some guys who know the stuff and are willing to tell the tricks. Foreigner, local, doesn't matter as long as you do know what you're doing. I already got a mixed group of guys together who want to know more than just the stuff you can read up in the magazines and then try it out on the streets. I remember one or two guys awhile back mentioning to organize some training on a parking lot. Are you guys still around here? Could need your help now.

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Postby plasmatron » 20 Sep 2006, 10:10

Good luck with your plan, and good on you for caring enough to try and educate people... A word of caution though, it's been done before through BMW Motorrad, rider training classes from very experienced riders and even BMW instructors, fell flat on it's face... why?... local guys don't like being told how to drive/ride by *anyone*, let alone a big nose... :idunno: :roll:
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Postby redwagon » 20 Sep 2006, 10:13

plasmatron wrote:local guys don't like being told how to *do anything* by *anyone*, let alone a big nose...
Fixed that for ya! :wink:

I read Stephan's original idea as being to run a class for foreigners, which has a chance of success. WRT to aiming at locals, well you can Google "snowballs +chance +hell".
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Postby Stefan » 20 Sep 2006, 12:11

I am aware of the 'keep-the-face' situation and that we wont teach them anything in that approach. that's why i aim at local instructors or people who just have good buddies and bring them along. mixed groups are the solution.
and we spoke to BMW and they are quite keen in having theses sessions again but under a different approach.
it will not work when i only plan for occassional trainings, it will only develop over time. and persistence. first the word has to go around that we're planning something like this. i spoke to many already and asked their opinions, including city government. on the paper they all like the idea as well, but only as long as it is non-commercial i guess.

so, you guys ride bikes for how long now? 10 years? i just do it for a little over a year and i still see myself as a beginner. I'd like to know more and practice with people who have the expreience, and i bet my right arm that many here think the same. how about we start within forumosa and involve more and more people, like bike clubs. sure somebody has the right contacts. how about that? would you guys be willing to share this way?

thanks for all the replies. that's what we need. discussion.
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Postby sandman » 20 Sep 2006, 13:33

I been riding bikes of all kinds for over 30 years and raced them semi-pro for the first five or six, but I'm afraid I've been told more than once that ALL the local riders are much much better at it than me. Why? Because I'm a foreigner, of course!
What the hell do I know about Taiwan culture? What could I possibly have to teach local riders?
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Postby Bubba 2 Guns » 20 Sep 2006, 14:21

sandman wrote:I been riding bikes of all kinds for over 30 years and raced them semi-pro for the first five or six, but I'm afraid I've been told more than once that ALL the local riders are much much better at it than me. Why? Because I'm a foreigner, of course!
What the hell do I know about Taiwan culture? What could I possibly have to teach local riders?


:bravo: :bravo: :lol: :lol:

Where are you going to have classes? Who is your target group? What is the curriculum? What written material will be used

and will it be provided in Chinese? What skills will be taught? What kind of bikes will you use and whose bikes?

(Sorry I do something like this for a living- asking annoying questions.)

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Postby redwagon » 20 Sep 2006, 14:35

Bubba 2 Guns wrote:(Sorry I do something like this for a living- asking annoying questions.)
That sounds like a great job, professional pain-in-the-ass!
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