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Ivy & Stephen – the tale of two newbie riders.

Ivy

Yesterday was Ivys’ last rider training class. And she was elated as you can see in the pictures.  It’s been a journey.  She surely took her time. Her rider training was intermittent,  due to work and other commitments.  I think it has taken her a year to complete her training.  

We stuck by her and encouraged her even when she couldn’t find the time to train. This was by far not an ideal situation for us as her instructors too. But she was committed and so were we.  And Ivy has finished and finished well. 

Stephen

 

Stephen took 8 sessions two hour each over three weeks. Our average is usually two weeks. Here is Steve on his brand new Lifan Cossack 250.

We don’t just offer rider training courses,  we also match our students to a motorcycle that suits him/her in size and fit. We also assist our students find riding gear within their budget. As well as providing an ecosystem of peers in the same space as they are within our inked biker class groups.

So what are you waiting for? Sign up! Call us on 0722476010 or 0733770598.

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Panic Tax

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Seth Godin post on Panic Tax  comprehensively addresses ways of amelioration of panic. This post is on how to apply the same solutions on a  Rider Training course. 

You go stiff , a hundred things going through your mind, your right hand grabs on the throttle for support , the engine revs peak up , you drop your cover on the clutch lever and grip the left handle bar , your feet seem stuck on the foot rests, your can’t speak or shout , you are out of control. … your having a panic attack.

The answer to, “should we panic,” is always no. Always. Panic is expensive, panic compounds and panic doesn’t solve the problem.

As Seth Godin says slack is the enemy of panic.
Let go , discard the restrictions , forget the drill , quiet the fear , throttle off, decelerate , clutch in , place your feet down ,  brake , and brake in a straight line.

Listen to my voice , focus on my words , relax , free your mind of activity.  My first response is to dampen your panic , and  not seek your compliance.

Your safety is my number 1 priority . Every thing else comes after that.
Step off the bike . Lets have a sit down . Let’s talk . We review your action , from the first step , with a view of preventing it from happening the next time.

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