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If that were the case I think I would need to take it every few days! Those are the Hawaiian Tropic Girls. We were at a celebrity golf tournament and put on a little display with the aircraft for the people donating money to help support various charities. They were very friendly until they found out they could not get a ride in the helicopter...
 

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Good analogy. Speaking from experience, I can say I much prefer a lowside slide to a highside induced broken bone. Most of those racing highsides are from acceleration and the subsequent wheelspin/hookup, not braking, which will usually result in a front end tuck. I was more thinking along the lines of trying to keep from crashing at all, but I see your point. I am glad the course was useful for you.
 

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Yup I know what you mean. Now that you mention it when I lived in upstate NY, I had to do the uturn to turn right pretty often, and the roads seemed to be narrower. Good point.
 

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Thanks for the kind words. I am sure you could take it on base, but you would have to pay for it. Getting on the post might require jumping through some extra hoops too. Since the course is the same, I would just find out where a local one is and attend that one.
 

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Good question. I have never tried it on post out of fear, and truthfully the traffic is never that bad on post out in the middle of the moon. It might be a local policy; if so it would fall on the garrison commander or provost marshall to make the call.
 

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Thanks for the input. You think the Parks course taught you more than a few track days would? If it was better than what you get at a track day with instructors, what were some of the things they taught?
 

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Actually I was suprised to see several air cooled cruisers since it is so hot. I would say there is an equal number of sportbikes and cruisers, around. Usually when I ride in town I see way more cruisers than I did on post. Tell you son to be careful on Ft. Irwin road!
 

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HA! Good one. They could have a ghetto version where they shoot at you and you have to make it out. Or maybe a combat version were you dodge roadside bombs. Now to ride on post you have to have a day glow green or orange thing on your body and jump through several hoops too. I hear some unit commanders have tried to prevent some of their troops from riding stating it is too dangerous. You can ride around Iraq in a humvee with bombs and stuff, but a motorcycle is too dangerous...kinda funny isn't it?
 

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Thanks for the kind words. I agree about the basic course, but I think a trackday would be better for renewal. Wouldn't it be a blast to have the CHP run a trackday with them on the track with you and a few classes thrown in...then you would really know if you could outrun those beemers! And instead of the beer goggles we could have volunteers ride pocket bikes through cones after downing some brews. Now that would be fun!
 

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Well, as I stood on the shore just down the road from the sign that said "Lake Tenaya", I was under the impression the we were all gawking at said lake. It is just up the road from the eastern entrance to Yosemite. Does it have a different name?
 

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Thanks for the positive comments Lonnie. If you do a track day make sure you get into one that has a beginner group with classroom time and instructors on the track and in the classroom. You will learn way more and it will not be so intimidating. SportbikeTrackTime is a pretty good one if you are here in Ca.

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OK thanks. I really like that pashnit site...I have had more great rding days based on roads and reviews from it than I can count.
 
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