I'm taking the PRS (Pacific Riding School) night course at the moment,
so far done the theory part, and 2 out of 3 parking lot riding..
and all i can say so far is, that they're a group of super friendly and passionate riders and have no complaints at all
i thought i knew the basics of riding a motorcycle, but soon after the theory classes began, found out i was wrong.
however, i came out of the theory classes feeling more confident than ever before, knowing how to be a defensive rider and all.. good stuff..
i learned a lot of things that i didn't even think about.
i was thinking of learning from a buddy of mine, but figured the $750 is worth saving my life, and decided to take it.
no regrets whatsoever.
i picked up the whole riding thing pretty quickly, but these guys will take care of you and make sure you learn properly before moving on.
i have Dat as my riding instructor, and he's always been yelling at us, giving us all he's got, and i can definitely say that he's trying much harder to teach me, than i am willing to learn, gotta drop the ego at the door, come with no emotions, and just take in all the info you can.
theory covered a bunch of stuff from the most basic common sense knowledge, to things that i haven't even thought about thinking about.. things that are pretty important, this course will not only make you a better/more cautious/safe rider, but will make you more alert on every aspect of your life, my driving has changed due to this course as well.
parking lot goes from the MOST basic, like getting on a bike and getting it started, to things like emergency braking/acceleration, super tight corners, how to properly ride (no weight on the handlebars..) and all that..
but i haven't even finished this part yet, so still looking forward to the last day.
road riding.. I CAN'T WAIT FOR IT!!! looking forward to it so so much.
gonna be on the ninja woot
alright, so here's what it all boils down to.
there have been many many good reps about PRS.
and well, i guess i'm just adding another good one
these guys are A+ in my books, would totally recommend it to everyone starting out, or even those who taught themselves.
anyone can learn to ride, but not everyone knows how to survive out there.
oh, and here's a little fact i learned that shocked me too.
-43 riders died in BC in 2005, only 87 or so soldiers have died in Iraq since the beginning of war.
-riders are dying faster than soldiers at war.
-41 out of the 43 riders that died, didn't take any sort of riding courses.
PRS, where good isn't good enough.
props to these guys!