Huh, here I was expecting chat on track schools. Oh well, I should have realized the military aspect would stand out. Always does in any other discussion when it gets brought up. I have something to say both ways, so...
[To confirm for those that don't know, the Air Force Times is not a Air Force Publication, official or unofficial.]
On the topic of track school: I would love to be able to take a course like this, but they don't come this far north from what I saw on their web-site and are a bit pricey, at least too me right now. Anybody know of other good track school, maybe mot so spendy? Or is this completely reasonable/normal, and my broke @$$ is just being cheap?
Since we're already talking military: Yeah, the military rules for motorcycles do bite, and many aren't even reasonable or make sense. (Silly me, common sense from the military!) A lot of what was said above is true, though I can't say I've run in to much hostility from my chains of commands, past or present. (I'll have to see what comes in the future though.) It can be a pain to be allowed to ride on base, and you have to look like the nerds from safety videos while doing it. Icon has a vest geared towards meeting that requirement that isnt bad. I plan on getting it when I start riding on base. Again, I could go on and on, but wont for now.
Just some FYI for other service members, the editor's comments above mentioned letting us ship our bike for free, and that is possible. You're authorized to ship it, not as a vehicle, but as part of your household goods (most places anyways). The fluids have to be drained, but that's easy, I've helped several friends do it. Just watch your weight limit, and shipping is free.