This is a discussion on Sunday motorsport in a parking lot within the General forums, part of the Caferacer.net Forums category; Good on ya for taking the time. For me I'd start in the yard. 4 acres to get the start stop shift balance obstacle maneuver ...
Good on ya for taking the time. For me I'd start in the yard. 4 acres to get the start stop shift balance obstacle maneuver thing down. The police dept isn't a bad idea actually. They might have some insight. Government buildings are usually closed Sundays. I`m in the stix as well so not much around but a car dealer in town closed a few years back and it`s been sitting empty. Lots of room to practice tight turns. Good luck with it.
If you can't pick it back up, don't ride it.
I really appreciate the input on this. I do worry that the younger generations will miss out on learning simple mechanical thinking that develops through playing on mechanical shit. I was shocked to find out they don't teach basic mechanical principle in school here any longer. Pullies, levers, fulcrums etc. I can't imagine not understanding those ideas.
I think I may have found a place to go and spend a good long day getting him going. About 40 mins from here is an old cold war base that the pavement is still in reasonable shape, according to local legend. However now that the word is spreading through his friends there evidently have been calls between parents who think there kids should knowing how to drive a motorcycle is a life skill (gotta love rural thinking), it may end up a bigger event. It could actually work out pretty well. We have many older riders, most ride the farting couches but they have a lot of miles of real world experience and time to spend on the further education. Nothing beats this place for businesses stepping up if the community is doing something so I'm going to put together a proposal that would have us (the not yet formed commitee) pulling together some community dollars, buy bikes and cars, teach the kids the basics and then raffle the machinery off, the proceeds goes to next years event. In my head the plan is brilliant, let's see what reality brings.
When searching for support, don't forget the manufacturers. Unfortunately, the farther off the beaten path you are and the smaller the numbers, the less likely it is that they will throw resources your way, but still worth a shot. Same for closer M/C dealerships if they are interested in cultivating younger customers. Is there a M/C organization that is involved in safety that would help out?
"Non urinat in ventum"
All the Sears and BigKs around here have gone under. Permanently closed.
I didn't realize you were in such a rural area. Put the kid on an enduro and go nuts!
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