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Taking my riding skillz to the next level... Anyone interested?

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    Hey guys,

    Have you heard of or even been to Freddie Spencerís High Performance Riding School (http://www.fastfreddie.com/)? It looks pretty sick! Thereís a really good blog about this and an 8-part VLOG on YouTube about the 3 day program (search for sfninja). Itís definitely not like MSF and goes into technique like position, apex, trail braking, etc, big time. They even supply brand-new (or close) Honda CBR600RRís for the students.

    I just put a downpayment on a Ducati SuperBike 848. Iím trying to sell my Monster 695 in the meantime if you know anyone interested. Just needed an upgrade. I blame all of you LOL

    Anyways, Iím seriously considering taking the Sport Rider / Street Rider Level 1 course, but I really donít feel like going solo. Any of you interested or know anyone would might want to go? I know itís on the expensive side, but Iíve talked to people on the threads and no one regrets it at all. Sessions are in March and AprilÖ

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    Re: Taking my riding skillz to the next level... Anyone interested?

    So there is another akira here?

    I thought I copyrighted the tag, pay up ! ;-)

    Anyway do a Tony's Track Day...
    Have you done the basic track day already?

    Folks there will set you on the straight and narrow
    without alot of extra garbage too...
    Just some straight talk and lots of track time.
    Very newbie friendly and well organized.

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    Re: Taking my riding skillz to the next level... Anyone interested?

    btw
    welcome to the site...
    we'll have to go for ride sometime,
    I'm in JP.

    -akira

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    akira, be careful riding with akira. he does wheelies and stoppies when riding with big groups of riders

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    ok, i will submit to being akira #2 haha

    i'll definitely look into tony's track day, thanks!

    yes, we'll have to meet up, i'm in downtown. can't wait for the warmer weather to arrive! dunno if you met l3uddha, but i guess he's in somerville. i'm sure there are more locals around. we'll be in touch!

    akira #2

    Quote Originally Posted by akira700 View Post
    So there is another akira here?

    I thought I copyrighted the tag, pay up ! ;-)

    Anyway do a Tony's Track Day...
    Have you done the basic track day already?

    Folks there will set you on the straight and narrow
    without alot of extra garbage too...
    Just some straight talk and lots of track time.
    Very newbie friendly and well organized.

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    Re: Taking my riding skillz to the next level... Anyone interested?

    A friend of mine did the Freddie school and loved it. If you have the dough, don't hesitate. I've never done a premium school because I've never had the money. Like these guys said, you can get a whole season of trackdays for the cost of one of those schools... but the expereince will be a little different.

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    akira#2, i'm just 5-10 south of boston so keep me in mind when you're looking to ride around town. assuming you dont mind GSX-R's

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    lol. thanks for the warning.
    ... showoff... hahah



    Quote Originally Posted by DBConz View Post
    akira, be careful riding with akira. he does wheelies and stoppies when riding with big groups of riders

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    good feedback, guys. yeah, it makes sense, especially since FS is damn expensive and i'll be left with no $$$ flow... i guess i just want to make sure i get on the track doing the right things instead of learning the "not so right things" and it'll be hard to break that habit unless i learn from the get-go.

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    A friend of mine did the Freddie school and loved it. If you have the dough, don't hesitate. I've never done a premium school because I've never had the money. Like these guys said, you can get a whole season of trackdays for the cost of one of those schools... but the expereince will be a little different.


    Quote Originally Posted by l3uddha View Post
    that's all good & dandy if you want to go all the way out to Utah or Nevada for trackriding instruction.

    this is the school I was looking at a while ago that offers a lot more options as far as location:
    Superbike School :: Schedule
    I heard they've come to new hampshire in the past, but it doesn't appear to be on the schedule for 2008.

    in all seriousness, your best bet is to take the money you would spend on any of these schools and sign up for a few trackdays at NHMS, which is only about an hour - 1.25 hours from us. trackdays are also instructed, and a few of the instructors are actually regulars on this site. I know penguin has a race school, and I think they have a trackday school as well at NHMS.

    you could probably do ONE trip out to nevada with the organization you were looking at, or you could do trackdays all season up in new hampshire. once you do one, you'll be itching to do more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by l3uddha View Post
    or a harmless game of grabass.
    or a little game called 'just the tip'. just for a second, to see how it feels

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    Re: Taking my riding skillz to the next level... Anyone interested?

    sweeeeeeeet.

    i know there used to be bikers that meet up at JP Licks on Newbury. any of you yokels (did i really just use that word?) go there? can't wait for the warm weather argh!

    Quote Originally Posted by DBConz View Post
    akira#2, i'm just 5-10 south of boston so keep me in mind when you're looking to ride around town. assuming you dont mind GSX-R's

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    i know some other locals that would meet up at the end of newbury st and ride around town. never went there with any board members though

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    do you guys need a private room or something? haha



    Quote Originally Posted by DBConz View Post
    or a little game called 'just the tip'. just for a second, to see how it feels

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    nah, i'm all set. i heard joel puts out easy. he's like throwing down a hot dog down a hall way. just ask, he used to be 'dancing for dollars'

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