Author Topic: FREE RIDER TRAINING - Advanced Cornering Clinic, Quantico Va.  (Read 17913 times)

Offline Barry

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To all,

Last week I attended my first (but NOT my last) FREE Advanced Cornering Clinic sponsored FOR FREE by Quantico Drivers Training at Camp Upshur, Marine Corps Base Quantico.

The events are open to current military, former military, dependants, and contractors in DoD, Law Enforcement, and the Intelligence Community.

The intent is to provide free, expert training to make people safer riders.  This is NOT a track day.  If you do track days or race, you will be right at home, and the event is loosely similar to a MSF ERC in that you are on your bike, riders are coaching you standing on course and riding (think control riders).

Being that I said it is not a track day, it is NOT the MSF either.  This is high-performance riding.  On my supermoto race bike, I ran easily 60+mph in straights.  They emphasize braking, turn-in, line selection, etc.

Days are broken into SPORTBIKE (Thursday), and they allow supermotos in with the sportbikes, and CRUISER and OTHER bikes (Friday). 

Gear required is on the website, but it's over the ankle boots, DOT helmet, gloves, long sleeves, and eye protection.

If you use a street legal bike, you need license, registration, and proof of insurance.  I rolled up on my supermoto race bike and had to show only Va. D.L.  I had a blast, it keeps riders from being stupid on the street, and they are begging for attendees.  One of the instructors was from the Keith Code school, and there were various other instructors that are local to MCBQ.

Events run about 1 per month through the majority of the riding season.

For Questions Contact:

Ed Billig
Drivers Training Manager
703 784 2120
edward.billig@usmc.mil

Or

Facebook: Quantico Drivers Training

Or

To sign up (any new events populate into the list)

https://www.quantico.usmc.mil/opm/Default.aspx?m=QCA&p=cd&c=81

Barry
« Last Edit: July 01, 2011, 09:04:44 am by Barry »
Tail of the Dragon at Deal's Gap... Avoid it now, do a trackday.

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Re: FREE RIDER TRAINING - Advanced Cornering Clinic, Quantico Va.
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2011, 01:22:03 pm »
Signed up for the 21st.  Thanks, Barry!
I feel like a new person!

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Re: FREE RIDER TRAINING - Advanced Cornering Clinic, Quantico Va.
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2011, 06:24:10 pm »
I'll look for you there !!!!
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Re: FREE RIDER TRAINING - Advanced Cornering Clinic, Quantico Va.
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2011, 07:52:40 pm »


    Damn I wish I was close.........details always make you better and that stuff is often fun!!

                   Mike
Sooooo....we are about to be a Nation that makes you prove you have insurance-but it's not necessary to prove that you are indeed a Citizen of that Nation?

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Re: FREE RIDER TRAINING - Advanced Cornering Clinic, Quantico Va.
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2011, 02:18:43 pm »
Bumpity....

Slots still available.

Barry

ps - Crashdb, look for me when you are there.
Tail of the Dragon at Deal's Gap... Avoid it now, do a trackday.

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Re: FREE RIDER TRAINING - Advanced Cornering Clinic, Quantico Va.
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2011, 03:04:14 pm »
Crap!  I may not be able to make this.  I have a weird work week ahead of me.  I completely forgot about this thing.  If I make it there I'm going to have to put my bike back together.  Cross your fingers!
I feel like a new person!

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Re: FREE RIDER TRAINING - Advanced Cornering Clinic, Quantico Va.
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2011, 06:03:42 pm »
Ohhhhhhhh...  I do not like that.  No sir.  I do not like that one little bit!

 >:(

Fingers are crossed...

Me and 2 other guys went out Saturday and hit it early.  Here is what you get.

BarryandRyan7JUL11.wmv
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Re: FREE RIDER TRAINING - Advanced Cornering Clinic, Quantico Va.
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2011, 06:00:33 pm »
Crashdb!!!!!!!!  Calling  you here.  You gonna' make it ???  Silence does not bode well.
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« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2011, 06:45:03 pm »
I'm not going to make it.  I'm pissed.  I have a meeting tomorrow that I can't get out of.

Another co-worker IS attending though.  He'll be a tall, lanky, black dude on a GSXR-750.  I can't remember what color it is, but he's got kind of a strange helmet.  His name's Dre.

You don't know how displeased I am that I can't make it.  I'm going to have to sign on for another session.  >:(
I feel like a new person!

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Re: FREE RIDER TRAINING - Advanced Cornering Clinic, Quantico Va.
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2011, 03:08:46 pm »
Your friend didn't make it either...  was H O T.  We got 3 sessions in and they called it due to dangerous heat.  So we drank beer and gave the staff seat time on the supermotos.

All in all, a fun time.

Barry
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Re: FREE RIDER TRAINING - Advanced Cornering Clinic, Quantico Va.
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2011, 03:33:43 pm »
Sounds like a good time regardless.  I'll have to raz Dre tomorrow.  Although he missed a ton of "fun" at work today.  Yes, I'm still here....
I feel like a new person!

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Re: FREE RIDER TRAINING - Advanced Cornering Clinic, Quantico Va.
« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2011, 04:43:16 pm »
supermotards------> 
“The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” St. Augustine

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Re: FREE RIDER TRAINING - Advanced Cornering Clinic, Quantico Va.
« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2011, 04:25:28 am »
Got more video, we turned the wick up a lot more....  I'll edit and post.  Was a good time.

Barry
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« Reply #13 on: July 23, 2011, 06:49:09 am »
Here the 3 videos I got from the 21st event.  LOT of fun.

Barry Riding at Quantico on 21 JUL 2011.wmv


Barry Working Sportbikes at Quantico 21 JUL 2011.wmv


Barry and Ryan Quantico Session One on 21 JUL 2011.wmv
« Last Edit: July 23, 2011, 10:00:18 am by Barry »
Tail of the Dragon at Deal's Gap... Avoid it now, do a trackday.

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Re: FREE RIDER TRAINING - Advanced Cornering Clinic, Quantico Va.
« Reply #14 on: August 01, 2011, 06:12:33 am »
FREE Advanced Cornering Clinic on 8-25 and 8-26.  Sportbikes (and C14s) on 8-25...  cruisers and "other" bikes on 8-26.

I'll be there on 8-25.

Just to stoke the fire, there was a gentleman there last month on a FJR...  just sayin'.

Barry
Tail of the Dragon at Deal's Gap... Avoid it now, do a trackday.

Area P full exhaust, PC-V, Autotune, filter, flys out.