Join Date: Mar 2005
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Best money I ever spent. Period.
I did Level 1 at Firebird in Phoenix, Level 2 at Streets of Willow, and Levels 3-4 at Barber. (Barber rules, btw...awesome track!) It made a huge difference in my riding, and gave me a whole bunch of things to work on when I do regular track days.
My wife had a really great experience there. She had been riding about 3 years, but really hadn't gotten any better in the last year or so. Her skills got to a certain level and just stopped there. She didn't want to take the school because she "wasn't interested in being a racer", etc. When we actually got to the track (Streets of Willow), she was almost physically sick because she was so nervous. By the end of the day, she was bitching because she didn't sign up for Level 2 the following day. :) She did Level 2 a few weeks later also at Streets, then did Level 3 with me at Barber in September. Her riding is SOOO much better than it was before and she's much more comfortable and confident on the bike.
The Code people are very professional and organized. The instructors know the curriculum very well and understand the teaching methods that are required to get you to understand. They're fun people, too....great to talk to and very passionate about what they do. They cater breakfast and snacks, which are quite good (fresh fruit, etc), and they bring lunch in from an outside vendor (usually ham and cheese or something like that). The off-track bikes (no-BS, lean/slide, etc) are really fun and very good learning tools. I just about messed myself the first time I got the rear end to break loose on the slide bike, but after a few times, it was really fun to wack the throttle open, then stand the bike up and let it drift around the corner with no worries of having it spit me off.
The other thing that I really like about the Superbike school, is they don't tolerate any crap. If you're being a squid, you're going to get yanked off the track and told the error of your ways. If you don't straighten up, they'll throw your ass out in a heartbeat. Their course control people are anal-retentive nazis...which is perfect because it ensures that you've got a safe, sane environment out there to ride in. It really takes a bunch of the pressure and nerves out of track riding.
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