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The John Norwich Riders Corner In honour of our fellow moderator: John Norwich R.I.P. September 17th, 2014
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Old 04-20-2013, 12:39 AM   #576
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Old 04-21-2013, 09:25 PM   #577
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Hey guys! Me and a buddy just signed up for the Weekday A starting May 13th, 2013. We both took a week of VAC to get this done. Very excited.
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Just finished the course it was worth every penny.
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You are correct. He's a good teacher learned a lot especially on the group ride
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Old 05-13-2013, 04:15 PM   #582
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Just finished my first day today... sooooo glad I am doing this course.

Also decided to scale back my initial bike purchase to something a little more civil...
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Alright guys, now that I have finished the course here are my thoughts;

-incredibly organized program... they do not waste a SECOND....
-terrific instruction
-very comfortable and instructors definitely make sure you are comfortable even when you aren't comfortable
-they do a lot to take the romantic notion of riding out of your head... they provide VERY real expectations about what the sport is like and the consequences for mistakes on the street.... if you go in thinking you need a litre-bike as your first ride you will likely come out with (rightly) scaled back expectations...

I am a diehard car guy and always avoided bikes because I was afraid they would take away my passion for cars.... after five days in the course I appreciated biking, I appreciated the sport and I appreciated why some people are so devoted to bikes... however, my general idea that sportbike fans and sports car fans rarely overlap was even further cemented.... people either love bikes or cars and rarely both.... after five days I still loved my cars...

THEN the big road ride happened... like so many people here, we got to jump on the 250cc Ninjas (no more Sherpa for our big ride!) and we headed down King George, across the Pattullo Bridge, into Burnaby, a breif stint on the HWY, onto Grandview, Commercial, through downtown, across Burrard, into Granville island, out to UBC, the airport and back to Surrey...... BAM, I was sold..................................

I think my biggest take away from this course was the quality of instruction AND... the fact that they work very carefully to ensure that students completely and totally understand the risks, consequences and dangers of riding.... I think they probably ensure that a lot of people who want to get into the sport for the WRONG reasons either adapt to a safer mentality or abandon the concept all together....

I cannot for a SECOND imagine somebody getting their bike license without taking this course.

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Alright guys, now that I have finished the course here are my thoughts;

-incredibly organized program... they do not waste a SECOND....
-terrific instruction
-very comfortable and instructors definitely make sure you are comfortable even when you aren't comfortable
-they do a lot to take the romantic notion of riding out of your head... they provide VERY real expectations about what the sport is like and the consequences for mistakes on the street.... if you go in thinking you need a litre-bike as your first ride you will likely come out with (rightly) scaled back expectations...

I am a diehard car guy and always avoided bikes because I was afraid they would take away my passion for cars.... after five days in the course I appreciated biking, I appreciated the sport and I appreciated why some people are so devoted to bikes... however, my general idea that sportbike fans and sports car fans rarely overlap was even further cemented.... people either love bikes or cars and rarely both.... after five days I still loved my cars...

THEN the big road ride happened... like so many people here, we got to jump on the 250cc Ninjas (no more Sherpa for our big ride!) and we headed down King George, across the Pattullo Bridge, into Burnaby, a breif stint on the HWY, onto Grandview, Commercial, through downtown, across Burrard, into Granville island, out to UBC, the airport and back to Surrey...... BAM, I was sold..................................

I think my biggest take away from this course was the quality of instruction AND... the fact that they work very carefully to ensure that students completely and totally understand the risks, consequences and dangers of riding.... I think they probably ensure that a lot of people who want to get into the sport for the WRONG reasons either adapt to a safer mentality or abandon the concept all together....

I cannot for a SECOND imagine somebody getting their bike license without taking this course.

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Thank you very much for your thorough review on PRS. I myself will be taking the course in the beginning of June and this just got me pumped even more.

Also looking for people to sign up with!
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Old 06-16-2013, 09:14 PM   #586
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Pheet : how did your course go?
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Just passed my skills test today actually. It was sooooooo much easier than I thought it would be, haha. Still need to work on those slow tight turns though.
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Where do I sign up? Have my 6L and heard good things about the course.
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I wanted to bump this thread because I know some people have been curious about taking classes... and I wanted to make sure they get directed in the right direction (PRS) as per my review above and the comments from everybody else.
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PRS also has a booth at the Motorcycle Show.

If you are looking to getting into motorcycling it is a good place to start
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FYI - Gwilo is right ... the whole crew is at the show (Chris, Mark, etc.)... I would HIGHLY recommend that you guys drop by and connect with them if you are even remotely considering taking the course.
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Is anyone signing up for any lessons from them in 2014 spring or anytime soon ?
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Is anyone signing up for any lessons from them in 2014 spring or anytime soon ?
YUP! wanna get a group going so we get a discount? I have another buddy that's down.
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That would be great! how many people do we exactly need?
4-5 peeps to qualify for the RS discount i think. don't quote me on that.
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Old 03-01-2014, 07:52 PM   #597
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Myself and two friends would be interested as well. Any idea what sort of price point we're looking at?
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Deposit Amount: $434.75 CDN (Remaining balance due on first day of class)
Full Amount: $795.00 CDN ($834.75 With Tax)
It was -$50 per person for the discount when I got it last summer. Best would be to call them and ask.
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Last year there were two of us in the class and we were able to secure the discount.
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When i was there last year they said they would give the discount if even 1 person signed up. Since enough people from RS go anyways. Don't know if that has changed or not
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