WhereTo
Hi, this morning I made contact with Ride Like A Pro (RLAP). I told them that their videos were gaining interest here and that I had been out practicing.

A Gary Roy replied saying "We travel. Your location is not out of the question. contact us at ridelikeapropb@gmail.com"


So it seems they might be interested in coming Down Under, to run some courses. I guess they'll be needing some logistical support, when they arrive, such as loan bikes, and a van (dealers van?) to carry traffic cones - which should be rentable.




Here's their FB page with contact details:
https://www.facebook.com/events/123026115228850/permalink/123026121895516/?notif_t=event_mall_reply&notif_id=1525649343448621

I've passed on a copy of this message to Melbourne Victory & Indian. Hopefully they might get Polaris interested.

Cheers
Julian

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stevenlb21
That's something that I'd be interested in doing
Cheers......Steve
Penrith, NSW

2015 Indian Chieftain (Indian Motorcycle Red)
"TECUMSEH"
IMRG Membership No.  AU101486

Meanwhile back at the Ranch, Tonto disguised as a door gets his knob shot off !!!.

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Dr.Shifty
Me too. The video has inspired me to learn more but there is nothing quite like on the spot training.
Cheers, Kim.

From Woodrising (no, nobody else has heard of it either)
Rides a Springfield Dark Horse
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ClaireM
I would certainly attend if they came to Australia.  I've even contemplated going over and doing it.
I've done a couple of advanced riding courses, where the focus is usually on getting around corners fast - which is obviously fun, but doesn't help with those slow speed manoeuvering issues.
In 12 years of riding my softtail, I'd never heard of the 'friction zone'.  But now with the Chieftain, which is such a big heavy bike that I have no hope of physically (wo)manhandling around, this skill alone is great.  
I've done some of the exercises on my bike (using tennis balls cut in half as markers), but agree with Dr Shifty - on the spot training in a group would be very beneficial.
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BigTone
ClaireM wrote:
I would certainly attend if they came to Australia.  I've even contemplated going over and doing it.
I've done a couple of advanced riding courses, where the focus is usually on getting around corners fast - which is obviously fun, but doesn't help with those slow speed manoeuvering issues.
In 12 years of riding my softtail, I'd never heard of the 'friction zone'.  But now with the Chieftain, which is such a big heavy bike that I have no hope of physically (wo)manhandling around, this skill alone is great.  
I've done some of the exercises on my bike (using tennis balls cut in half as markers), but agree with Dr Shifty - on the spot training in a group would be very beneficial.

Agree ClaireM. We had a great day with HARTS see this link. However, once these big chiefs are motoring they are very nimble in my opinion. Learning slow speed riding is a must.
Cheers,
Tony
St. Kilda  Victoria
IMRG: 20380071
Current Ride: 2020 Dark Horse Challenger 
Previous Ride: 2015 Roadmaster
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CHF10
Agree entirely Tone. The floor boards limit your turning circle to whatever it is when you're scraping. But you can get by. A u-turn on a single lane road is very easy since the HART day for me - and before that I was very stiff, wobbly and had feet down and three point turns etc. Best motorcycling money I've spent imo.
Live free or die!
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ClaireM
Thanks for the link, BigTone.  I see they have a branch in Qld and the training ground is near Yatala.  Would be good to have a group of Indian riders do it up here like you did in Vic.
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