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Old 10-20-2010, 09:48 AM   #1
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I have registered twice for the MSF classes (once for the one at Magnolia and once for the one at Rosenberg) and have received a notice at the last minute (really, the last day) that the classes were full. Anyone have any recommendations for another MSF school? I know awesome is a sponsor, but I have not tried them yet as I was hoping to find something closer to the Hempstead area where I work. I work evenings and could got to work after class.
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I have registered twice for the MSF classes (once for the one at Magnolia and once for the one at Rosenberg) and have received a notice at the last minute (really, the last day) that the classes were full. Anyone have any recommendations for another MSF school? I know awesome is a sponsor, but I have not tried them yet as I was hoping to find something closer to the Hempstead area where I work. I work evenings and could got to work after class.
Check out Brenham. My mom did MSF there.
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I have registered twice for the MSF classes (once for the one at Magnolia and once for the one at Rosenberg) and have received a notice at the last minute (really, the last day) that the classes were full. Anyone have any recommendations for another MSF school? I know awesome is a sponsor, but I have not tried them yet as I was hoping to find something closer to the Hempstead area where I work. I work evenings and could got to work after class.
That's why we don't use that method of registration. Ours immediately reserves a spot for you in the class you want.

And PS, having worked for one of those schools, I can almost guarantee that the real reason you didn't get in was because not enough people registered and they cancelled it. (We don't do that either, for the record.)
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I have registered twice for the MSF classes (once for the one at Magnolia and once for the one at Rosenberg) and have received a notice at the last minute (really, the last day) that the classes were full. Anyone have any recommendations for another MSF school? I know awesome is a sponsor, but I have not tried them yet as I was hoping to find something closer to the Hempstead area where I work. I work evenings and could got to work after class.
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We have classes at 290 and FM1960 3X a week. Online signup is available at www.motorcycleridershouston.com. And we won't book you and bump you! Call Keith for more info at 281-897-7121.
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I booked at Awesome. I met a guy with an Awesome t-shirt on at Whataburger in Cypress and we started a conversation about motorcycle classes. He said he and a few of his buddies were heading to Newman's Bakery in Bellville and suggested that I try their donuts when I got my license and some riding experience. Anyone on MH ever been there? He listened to my story about past experiences and told me that such a treatment to bikers new or old was unacceptable. He told me to call Awesome and I did. Their price is right and their schedules are convenient for my needs and the lady I talked to was very helpful and abiding.. Thanks MH and thanks to the guy in the yellow shirt if he is on MH.
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I just got in from work at the shop. I see a few of the people on this forum are insturctors, so I'll stay annonumus and report back on my experience. Now, if they don't throw me a overtime curve, I'm all set for the class. If they do, I may have to forfit the class. The overtime pay will more than compinsate me for the class and I'll sign up for a later date..
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I booked at Awesome. I met a guy with an Awesome t-shirt on at Whataburger in Cypress and we started a conversation about motorcycle classes. He said he and a few of his buddies were heading to Newman's Bakery in Bellville and suggested that I try their donuts when I got my license and some riding experience. Anyone on MH ever been there? He listened to my story about past experiences and told me that such a treatment to bikers new or old was unacceptable. He told me to call Awesome and I did. Their price is right and their schedules are convenient for my needs and the lady I talked to was very helpful and abiding.. Thanks MH and thanks to the guy in the yellow shirt if he is on MH.
You made the right choice! I took the MSF with Awesome cycles and the name def fits! They are awesome! Really enjoyed the class and learned alot in the process!
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Okay. I took the course with a few other newsbees and a guy who said he had been riding a few years. Wrong. He could not shift the bike. We had one instructor for all of us 8 riders and I was worried that I would not get the attention I wanted. Wrong. I wanted to ride a sport bike, but the instructor suggested another bike because of my height. Wrong, or so I thought. He put me on an ugly blue Suzi, but it was a bike anyway. So I rode my heart out and cussed the bike because it did not shift right or stop right and my instructor kept saying for me to have patience. The second day went better as I finally learned to shift and stop but I still disliked the bike because I wanted to ride a sport bike and they have nice Ninjas. I had a lot of fun and I learned to ride, shift, and stop the bike to suit the instructor. Someone changed his name on the board in the class to Walturd and I asked if that was how you spelled his name. He only smiled and said to have patience like it was the only word he knew. I passed the class but did not get a bell. I missed some points on stopping and curving and I missed a few questions on the test in class. I went to get my license the next week on the way to work and went the next day to get a sport bike. I got exactly what I wanted. I liked the bike but couldn't touch the ground with both feet at the same time but it felt good. I still figured my instructor was wrong and I was going to ride to the Awesome class and show him how wrong he was. I did all the paperwork, they filled the tank with gas, and I decided to ride the long way home. And I did. The bike felt great and I felt like it was made for me. I was wrong. I fell twice on the way home while stopped. I couldn't put my feet on the ground without leaning the bike too far. I finally made it to my neighborhood with only a few scratches and a bent brake lever. When I turned onto my street, I gunned it to show my neighbors I could ride. Wrong. The bike whipped out from under me and hit the curb hard. More broken plastic, a bent rim, and a lot of pain in my and shoulder. I kept blaming the bike and still felt that the bike was made for me. Wrong. It is now back at the Yamaha dealer and will cost about 5 days of overtime to get it out. My instructor kept repeating patience but I didn't have any. My instructor suggested to me in private that I get a bike to practice on before buying the bike I really wanted. I thought he was wrong and spent my money on a bike that I really wanted. But I was not ready for it. So how many wrongs make a right? The ppl on here suggested Awesome Cycles for a class and they were right. My instructor suggested I practice and have a lot of patience before buying the bike I really wanted and he was right. I should have given more positive comments on the evaluation sheet but I didn't which was not right. I need to go back to Awesome Cycles and find that Instructor as he called himself and tell him just how right he was. I think I'll wait until I get my bike back and get it lowered and learn to ride it before I go back so I can tell him he was right and I was wrong. But I love the bike. If you take a class from Walturd, listen to him. That is one funny name for a great instructor. And you guys were right. Awesome Cycles is awesome.
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Okay. I took the course with a few other newsbees and a guy who said he had been riding a few years. Wrong. He could not shift the bike.

We had one instructor for all of us 8 riders and I was worried that I would not get the attention I wanted. Wrong.

I wanted to ride a sport bike, but the instructor suggested another bike because of my height. Wrong, or so I thought. He put me on an ugly blue Suzi, but it was a bike anyway.

So I rode my heart out and cussed the bike because it did not shift right or stop right and my instructor kept saying for me to have patience. The second day went better as I finally learned to shift and stop but I still disliked the bike because I wanted to ride a sport bike and they have nice Ninjas.

I had a lot of fun and I learned to ride, shift, and stop the bike to suit the instructor. Someone changed his name on the board in the class to Walturd and I asked if that was how you spelled his name. He only smiled and said to have patience like it was the only word he knew. I passed the class but did not get a bell.

I missed some points on stopping and curving and I missed a few questions on the test in class. I went to get my license the next week on the way to work and went the next day to get a sport bike. I got exactly what I wanted. I liked the bike but couldn't touch the ground with both feet at the same time but it felt good.

I still figured my instructor was wrong and I was going to ride to the Awesome class and show him how wrong he was. I did all the paperwork, they filled the tank with gas, and I decided to ride the long way home. And I did. The bike felt great and I felt like it was made for me. I was wrong. I fell twice on the way home while stopped. I couldn't put my feet on the ground without leaning the bike too far. I finally made it to my neighborhood with only a few scratches and a bent brake lever.

When I turned onto my street, I gunned it to show my neighbors I could ride. Wrong. The bike whipped out from under me and hit the curb hard. More broken plastic, a bent rim, and a lot of pain in my and shoulder. I kept blaming the bike and still felt that the bike was made for me. Wrong. It is now back at the Yamaha dealer and will cost about 5 days of overtime to get it out. My instructor kept repeating patience but I didn't have any. My instructor suggested to me in private that I get a bike to practice on before buying the bike I really wanted. I thought he was wrong and spent my money on a bike that I really wanted. But I was not ready for it. So how many wrongs make a right?

The ppl on here suggested Awesome Cycles for a class and they were right. My instructor suggested I practice and have a lot of patience before buying the bike I really wanted and he was right. I should have given more positive comments on the evaluation sheet but I didn't which was not right.

I need to go back to Awesome Cycles and find that Instructor as he called himself and tell him just how right he was. I think I'll wait until I get my bike back and get it lowered and learn to ride it before I go back so I can tell him he was right and I was wrong. But I love the bike. If you take a class from Walturd, listen to him. That is one funny name for a great instructor. And you guys were right. Awesome Cycles is awesome.
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Nice story, terribly sad you dropped the bike so much but its good to hear that you learned something from the class - most do! =)
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Okay. I took the course with a few other newsbees and a guy who said he had been riding a few years. Wrong. He could not shift the bike. We had one instructor for all of us 8 riders and I was worried that I would not get the attention I wanted. Wrong. I wanted to ride a sport bike, but the instructor suggested another bike because of my height. Wrong, or so I thought. He put me on an ugly blue Suzi, but it was a bike anyway. So I rode my heart out and cussed the bike because it did not shift right or stop right and my instructor kept saying for me to have patience. The second day went better as I finally learned to shift and stop but I still disliked the bike because I wanted to ride a sport bike and they have nice Ninjas. I had a lot of fun and I learned to ride, shift, and stop the bike to suit the instructor. Someone changed his name on the board in the class to Walturd and I asked if that was how you spelled his name. He only smiled and said to have patience like it was the only word he knew. I passed the class but did not get a bell. I missed some points on stopping and curving and I missed a few questions on the test in class. I went to get my license the next week on the way to work and went the next day to get a sport bike. I got exactly what I wanted. I liked the bike but couldn't touch the ground with both feet at the same time but it felt good. I still figured my instructor was wrong and I was going to ride to the Awesome class and show him how wrong he was. I did all the paperwork, they filled the tank with gas, and I decided to ride the long way home. And I did. The bike felt great and I felt like it was made for me. I was wrong. I fell twice on the way home while stopped. I couldn't put my feet on the ground without leaning the bike too far. I finally made it to my neighborhood with only a few scratches and a bent brake lever. When I turned onto my street, I gunned it to show my neighbors I could ride. Wrong. The bike whipped out from under me and hit the curb hard. More broken plastic, a bent rim, and a lot of pain in my and shoulder. I kept blaming the bike and still felt that the bike was made for me. Wrong. It is now back at the Yamaha dealer and will cost about 5 days of overtime to get it out. My instructor kept repeating patience but I didn't have any. My instructor suggested to me in private that I get a bike to practice on before buying the bike I really wanted. I thought he was wrong and spent my money on a bike that I really wanted. But I was not ready for it. So how many wrongs make a right? The ppl on here suggested Awesome Cycles for a class and they were right. My instructor suggested I practice and have a lot of patience before buying the bike I really wanted and he was right. I should have given more positive comments on the evaluation sheet but I didn't which was not right. I need to go back to Awesome Cycles and find that Instructor as he called himself and tell him just how right he was. I think I'll wait until I get my bike back and get it lowered and learn to ride it before I go back so I can tell him he was right and I was wrong. But I love the bike. If you take a class from Walturd, listen to him. That is one funny name for a great instructor. And you guys were right. Awesome Cycles is awesome.
I had the same instructor. He was awesome as was his partner Lowie. The highlight of the class was when Kortney rode up on a lime green NINJA 250. I'm not sure which looked nicer, her or the bike. BOTH were awesome. Maybe I'll take the course again. Yes, that awesome.
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Walter and Louie are both AWESOME Instructors.

I'm the one that changed it to "Walturd" in retaliation for him changing mine to "Dave".

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I had Walter and Jim as instructors several months back, I took Walter's advice on almost all points, and have enjoyed almost 3500 trouble free miles on my Mean Streak. I keep meening to go back by and say "Thanks", when is his next class?
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