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The MSF Basic RiderCourse What YOU can do to have the BEST EXPERIENCE! Created by the Womens Motorcyclist Foundation in support of the Motorcycle Safety Foundation & its Basic Rider Course & RideWell Motorcycle Training
Pre-course work for the BRC ASK YOURSELF… Why do I want to ride a motorcycle? - What kind of learner am I? Visual, auditory, kinesthetic, tactile? - Where can I get a bicycle to practice my balance skills? - What is my physical condition?
THE BASIC RIDER COURSE 5 Hours of Classroom + Knowledge Test 10 Hours of Range Exercises + Evaluation What can you do to get ready for the class? Download the Basic RiderCourse student handbook (www.msf-usa.org/Library/Safety Tips)www.msf-usa.org/Library/Safety Tips Answer all questions at the end of the book On this same site, go to:
Pre-course work MUSCLE MEMORY WHEN DO WE LEARN TO WALK, TALK, RUN, TIE OUR SHOES? SO… WHEN DOES OUR MOST EFFECTIVE MUSCLE MEMORY LEARNING TAKE PLACE? WHAT WE CAN DO TO IMPROVE MUSCLE MEMORY FOR MOTORCYCLING…
MUSCLE MEMORY Learn how to properly mount a motorcycle. Learn Where the controls are located and … how they work. On a static motorcycle, practice finding the primary controls with HEAD & EYES UP ! Dont know of anyone who owns a motorcycle that will fit you? Cultivate a relationship with a good local dealer. Ask your dealer for help with mounting & controls ONLY when the shop is NOT busy.
Pre-Course Work with a Spotter! 1.Like a horse, approach from the side. 2. both. 3.Squeeze. 4. over. 5. &. 7. up. 6. Adjust. PROPERLY MOUNTING A MOTORCYCLE left Grasp grips frontbrake Rightleg Straightensit Sidestand mirrors
MORE Pre-Course Work On a friends or dealerships static motorcycle, and with a spotter, find your primary controls: > Handle Bars: > Clutch: > Gear Shift: > Throttle: > Front Brake: > Rear Brake: Stand the motorcycle up. Turn your head, Eyes & handle-bars full right, then full left. Lever on LEFT handlebar. In front of the LEFT foot peg. Right Hand Grip: ROLLS ON/OFF. Lever on RIGHT Hand Grip. In front of the RIGHT foot peg. After you know where the controls are located, FIND THEM & WORK THEM WITHOUT LOOKING !
Hydrate: Start hydrating a week before your class. When your body is under physical stress it is easy to get dehydrated. REST: Get plenty of rest before your class and stay away from alcohol starting a few days prior to class. SUN BLOCK: Make sure you have protection from the sun!` More Pre-Course Work
Nothing else matters during this course. Give a 100% focus. Kids, job, friends will all survive without you. This course must be ALL ABOUT YOU! Cell Phone OFF! YOUR LIFE MAY DEPEND ON WHAT YOU GET FROM THIS COURSE! BEFORE THE COURSE BEGINS,CLEAR YOUR MIND
ON THE RANGE Focus on YOUR learning, dont worry about what others are doing. MOVE TOWARDS SELF–COACHING: No blathering about how many mistakes you made… Self-Coach using KEY WORDS! BRING LUNCH & PLENTY OF FLUIDS. DONT GET AHEAD OF YOURSELF: LISTEN To the objective & ALL instructions. FOCUS Watch the demo! SAVE Questions until these have been completed.
YOULL LEARN MORE IF YOU ARE HAVING FUN! Presented by the Womens Motorcyclist Foundation, Inc, & RideWell Motorcycle Training