|Feb 24th 2016, 09:02 PM||#17|
Peoples nerves at times.
Thank you so much for taking the time to tell me about your organization. Looks like I will be signing up and making the trek with the TA to come play.
|Feb 28th 2016, 04:41 PM||#18|
R1200GS, 690 Enduro R, 500EXC, 250XC
Excellent Dr E, I look forward to meeting you.
Looks like a pretty decent forum you've got going here.
|Apr 5th 2016, 08:56 PM||#21|
2003 Honda XR250R; 2015 Honda CRF250X
I pulled over on my way to Mattawa just to sign up since they sell out so fast.
Uber stoked to take his class and learn some new skills. My desert riding could really use it.
|Apr 6th 2016, 06:49 AM||#22|
I equate this with going with a pro guide fishing or learning from any professional. You will learn something and will be better for it if you are there to learn, pay attention, and don't go into it with the attitude you know more than they do. Or the mental attitude 'Let's see if you can teach me anything I don't already know'.
As has been said though, make sure the class isn't so basic you will be bored.
|May 22nd 2016, 05:41 PM||#25|
Chiming in with my feedback on DBST...
My background: 20-ish years on sportbikes, but much less offroad. Sometimes I feel like riding street has made getting comfortable in the dirt much harder. I'd picked up some bad habits that needed correcting, and I didn't want my dirt bros to always feel like they had to wait for me. With those goals, I signed up for a course with Dirt Bike Safety Training.
The training took place in Marysville, in a kickass riding location. Lessons are taught in a sandy, football field sized area, and then you head off to ride a network of surrounding trails to practice what you learned. I took the level 200 course, which assumes you know how to ride a motorcycle and want to build your offroad skills.
Whitney and Jason met me when I pulled up. Whitney and I stood around and talked bikes for awhile while the other folks showed up. We had a group of 5 riders, which meant everyone got lots of personalized instruction. Whitney and Jason were absolutely awesome instructors. Jason is the hardcore MX guy, Whitney is the enduro guy. Both understand what it takes you make you comfortable on a bike offroad. They're patient teachers, but don't hesitate to push you, which is exactly what I needed. We went through multiple exercises that built on each other, so by the end of the day I felt like a completely different rider. I told Jason that the class had compressed into 6 hours what it would've take me years (if ever) to learn on my own.
Bottom line: you're always better learning from a professional. These guys know their stuff, and combine it with a great teaching style. Everyone came away from the class feeling like this was money well spent.
Edited by Bobcat on May 22nd 2016 at 06:33 PM
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