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Re: FREE RIDER TRAINING - Advanced Cornering Clinic, Quantico Va.
« Reply #30 on: September 23, 2011, 11:02:49 am »
I'm going - anybody else?
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Re: FREE RIDER TRAINING - Advanced Cornering Clinic, Quantico Va.
« Reply #31 on: September 23, 2011, 12:44:41 pm »
This sounds like fun.  Can anyone sign up, or do you need a DOD sticker to get on base?
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Re: FREE RIDER TRAINING - Advanced Cornering Clinic, Quantico Va.
« Reply #32 on: September 23, 2011, 12:51:29 pm »
Pretty much anyone can sign up.  It is supposed to be only those that are in, retired, or are currently doing (support/contract) something for the military.  It is a great course.  Its about as close to a track day that you can get without actually being a track day.  The instructor are great!  Maybe Barry will elaborate.
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Re: FREE RIDER TRAINING - Advanced Cornering Clinic, Quantico Va.
« Reply #33 on: September 23, 2011, 02:12:24 pm »
I work in a State Dept. secure building (not for State or Gov though), and my father is retired Bureau. Does that count?
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Re: FREE RIDER TRAINING - Advanced Cornering Clinic, Quantico Va.
« Reply #34 on: September 23, 2011, 08:08:06 pm »
I would think so.
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Re: FREE RIDER TRAINING - Advanced Cornering Clinic, Quantico Va.
« Reply #35 on: September 26, 2011, 07:29:30 am »
Frank,
I just signed up, so I'll see you there.
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Re: FREE RIDER TRAINING - Advanced Cornering Clinic, Quantico Va.
« Reply #36 on: September 26, 2011, 07:32:10 am »
Give yourself enough time to get there.  It is about 20-25 minutes off of I-95.  Its a real pretty ride on base getting to the location.  It's about 16 miles of driving once you're on base.

P.S. - looks like upper 70s, perfect for riding.
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Re: FREE RIDER TRAINING - Advanced Cornering Clinic, Quantico Va.
« Reply #37 on: September 26, 2011, 07:34:04 am »
Weather looks great!!  So what's involved getting on base? Just show my confirmation paper?
Chris (COG# 8538), Bristow, Va
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Re: FREE RIDER TRAINING - Advanced Cornering Clinic, Quantico Va.
« Reply #38 on: September 26, 2011, 07:43:18 am »
Have a picture ID handy (and of course you should be wearing all the appropriate riding gear) and tell them you're taking a riding course at Camp Upshur and they'll let you in.  Bring the print out just incase.  Make sure you bring some food and drink for the day.
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Re: FREE RIDER TRAINING - Advanced Cornering Clinic, Quantico Va.
« Reply #39 on: September 30, 2011, 10:44:08 am »
Barry, you missed a good one!  They changed the course to have a lot more turns.  Glad you could make it Chris.  This was a very good class.  No one could catch the C-10, and I passed quite a few in my group.  The "experts" group didn't have to many "experts" in it I found out.
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Re: FREE RIDER TRAINING - Advanced Cornering Clinic, Quantico Va.
« Reply #40 on: October 01, 2011, 06:39:03 am »
Barry, you missed a good one!  They changed the course to have a lot more turns.  Glad you could make it Chris.  This was a very good class.  No one could catch the C-10, and I passed quite a few in my group.  The "experts" group didn't have to many "experts" in it I found out.

Did you do the Thursday event or Friday event?  It killed me not to make it.  I heard the course was way more fun.

I was supposed to be on BRP in NC with 2 buddies on a bike trip.  Got sick, didn't go.  SUUUUCKS.  You got pics Frank?

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Re: FREE RIDER TRAINING - Advanced Cornering Clinic, Quantico Va.
« Reply #41 on: October 03, 2011, 06:34:19 am »
I went to the Thursday class and Chris Caffeinated) was there also on his C-14.  Another co-worker of mine went on Friday with his H-D.  I hope they continue this class next year.  The course was a little slower because it had a lot more turns - we even ran it the opposite direction for the 2nd half of the day.
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Re: FREE RIDER TRAINING - Advanced Cornering Clinic, Quantico Va.
« Reply #42 on: October 03, 2011, 07:41:11 am »
It was a blast.  Everyone needs to do something like this at least once a year to keep up your skills and learn more.
Chris (COG# 8538), Bristow, Va
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Re: FREE RIDER TRAINING - Advanced Cornering Clinic, Quantico Va.
« Reply #43 on: October 04, 2011, 04:22:21 pm »
Ok, here's a question for those of us that are not near Virginia.
Do they do this on other military bases?

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Re: FREE RIDER TRAINING - Advanced Cornering Clinic, Quantico Va.
« Reply #44 on: October 05, 2011, 05:12:56 am »
Ok, here's a question for those of us that are not near Virginia.
Do they do this on other military bases?

Ride safe, Ted

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