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Old October 10th, 2018, 04:09 PM   #1
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I wasn't sure where to put this, but this post is for anybody in Ohio that would be interested in doing a small class to get their endorsement or brush up on riding skills.

I had a chat with Michelle from the Motorcycle Ohio program this afternoon after floating an idea given to me by one of my customers. After hearing about my struggles in the Returning Rider course, the customer asked if I had ever thought about trying to get them to do a class for people like me with group anxiety issues or other learning issues that would cause a need for a small class size/certain kind of coach/more time. I suggested this to the Moto Ohio Facebook and it turns out that Michelle talked to the site coordinator/coach I had for Hudson High School and he is willing to set aside a class, most likely next season since this one is pretty much over, if I can find a few people to join me. He would be the coach, and I'm guessing that it would be the Returning Rider course.

I did let her know that it's probably too late for me, but that I would try and find some people to do it. If I can't, I'll just stick with the plan of taking the test at the BMV next season. They are also going to look into posting some things on social media to gauge what kind of response they get. Maybe start doing a course for people with issues similar to mine.

So, if you see this and you are a new rider, not so new but don't have your endorsement, or just want a skill refresher, the class would be in Hudson, Ohio at the High School on Stow Rd. Sometime next season. They are going to keep in contact with me and keep me informed of what's going on with their end.

Ohio peeps, spread the word. I know I'm not the only one with group anxiety. Most of us just choose not to say anything after our experiences, or maybe even just give up thinking that riding isn't for them. I guess I'm just trying to help others out, cuz I know how sucky it is to be trying to do something I know I can do while others tell me I can't do it cuz they don't know the situation.

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Old October 10th, 2018, 06:01 PM   #2
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I have one person interested for his son, so far.....need a few more
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Old October 12th, 2018, 10:43 PM   #3
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I am interested but have no idea when this would work, I have every intention of taking a course in the spring due to low skill level and the ďuse it or lose itĒ nature of riding skill. I would also need to know if I need to bring my own bike. As it stands itís far too loud to take to a course no-one could hear the instructions. Distance means nothing to me I travel a lot.
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Old October 13th, 2018, 02:16 PM   #4
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Moto Ohio provides bikes for all classes. Exceptions can be made for a rider to be on their own bike if they have good reason. I'll email Ken to let him know I have a few people interested and try to pin down some details as to what he is thinking.
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Excellent Iíll be able to pre pay near the end of December once Iím done holiday shopping...this makes me happy.
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Old October 14th, 2018, 04:37 PM   #6
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Excellent Iíll be able to pre pay near the end of December once Iím done holiday shopping...this makes me happy.
glad to hear! I just emailed Ken about the class to try and get some details on what he is thinking for the class. I've had the flu all weekend, so I wanted to wait until I could at least think semi straight.
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Thank you for spearheading the coordination part of this and do get yourself feeling better flu is a miserable thing. You will know the local area better than I do when this is sorted out I may ask you for hotel recommendations since I wonít feel like going home between days (assuming Saturday and Sunday class)
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Old October 16th, 2018, 02:54 PM   #8
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That’s a great idea
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