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    Pioneer Valley Rider Training is hosting more seminars. The Traction Management seminar was a great success along with a NEW seminar on Survival, so we're offering it again.

    We can meet for breakfast in Whately and I'll take you through some great roads to the classroom.

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    Summer Workshops

    Join veteran instructor, racer and contributing editor for Motorcycle Consumer News, Ken Condon, for one or both of these 4 hour workshops:

    Survival Secrets of Highly Successful Motorcyclists
    Saturday, June 24, 2006
    12:30PM to 4:30PM
    Fee: $50.00

    What constitutes a “good” rider? Is it someone who can do wheelies, drag his or her knee through corners, or rides for 100,000 miles without a crash? Undoubtedly, each of these traits are impressive, but the definition of a truly proficient rider is someone who understands the value of reducing risk. Riding with less risk enhances enjoyment and minimizes the likelihood of injury.

    Good riders know that to reduce risk includes learning and practicing both mental and physical skills. Physical skills include advanced cornering techniques, emergency braking and evasive maneuvers. Mental skills include strategies for dealing with traffic, weather and other special situations.

    Topics will include:

    Understanding the risks of riding

    Identifying situations that increase risk

    Cornering secrets that put you in control

    Special skills for surviving in traffic




    Traction Management and Motorcycle Physics
    Saturday, August 12, 2006
    12:30PM to 4:30PM
    Fee: $50.00

    Managing traction is critical for staying on two wheels!! A rider who understands the ins and outs of traction management is much more likely to successfully handle difficult situations.

    Topics will include:

    Understanding traction consumers

    Identifying situations that compromise traction

    Actions that preserve traction

    Basic motorcycle dynamics

    How motorcycle geometry affects handling



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    Ride/Summer Workshops-Western Mass.

    Definitely looks like a couple of interesting and very worthwhile topics. Good opportunity for anyone to learn more about the sport we all love.

    Too bad the August 12th seminar is on an LRRS race weekend and the June seminar is on the VIR race weekend... IF i don't go to VIR there's a good chance you just might see me there.

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    Ride/Summer Workshops-Western Mass.

    Will this be down in Westfield where they do their other lessons?

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    Ride/Summer Workshops-Western Mass.

    Originally posted by JeffL
    Will this be down in Westfield where they do their other lessons?
    Yep. Westfield, MA. Near Holyoke, MA.

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    Ride/Summer Workshops-Western Mass.

    I'd be interested in going to the following:

    Survival Secrets of Highly Successful Motorcyclists
    Saturday, June 24, 2006
    12:30PM to 4:30PM
    Fee: $50.00

    What time does it start and whats the address of where the seminar is going to be held?



    Thanks!

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    Ride/Summer Workshops-Western Mass.

    The class start time is 12:30.

    You'll get the details about the class location, etc. when you register. They'll send you the information you need.

    If enough people are interested, we can meet in Whately at 9:00 for a late breakfast and ride to the classroom.

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    wow im not awake yet. the time was right in front of me. Sorry about that.

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    Ride/Summer Workshops-Western Mass.

    Will these have any time on a bike or is it just lecture?

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    Ride/Summer Workshops-Western Mass.

    Lecture/ discussion.

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    Ride/Summer Workshops-Western Mass.

    There are spots left for these events. The Survival Secrets seminar is coming soon.

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