Riding Lessons/Good Books etc.

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I was wondering were i could get riding lessons or what a good book or video would be to help me develop more skills. And be able to ride better and faster. Any help would be great
 

High Lord Gomer

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Riding lessons tend to be dependent on your area, unless you are willing to travel to attend classes. Tell us where you live and someone may be able to suggest a decent teacher in your area.

I know Ike De Jager frequently handles guests that fly in from out of the country for classes. http://20-20racing.com

I don't have any personal experience with them, but I understand Gary Semics has some books and tapes out. http://gsmxs.com
 

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My local library has Donnie Bales and Gary Semics Pro motocross & off-road motorcycle riding techniques

The ISBN is 0760308314.

This book is great.
 

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Where do you live? Every area has a local pro who is sick of eating soup for diner that could use the money.
 
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Originally posted by RV6junkie
Every area has a local pro who is sick of eating soup for diner that could use the money.
True but like with any sport, being good at it doesn't necessarily
translate into being a good teacher...

miko.
 

wardy

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I have thought about doing a few lesson deals have to see if anyone is interested.

wardy
 
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I would be interested in lessons. if you are near the chicago area like 2 -3 hours away i would drive. let me know if you know anywhere near.

thanks alot
 
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u can also simply ask; find a group that rides/trains together who are at least one level higher than u, and ask them if u can tag along...unless they are squids, it should flatter them. ---and if they ARE squids, then why would u want to?
riding with faster people is THE way to learn...nothing else even came close, for me...and thats still how i learn; we learn off each other.
 

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before you go do lessons i would grab a video camera and have a buddy tape you, you guys could take turns taping eachother. then go home and study the tape, it is very easy to spot and correct your mistakes that way, i know me and my friend have improved dramatically that way.

take a look at donnie hansens website dhma.com it looks like he has a school your way in july. he is an excellent instructor, he dropped my lap times 15seconds in 4days, really a great teacher.