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Old 08-28-2012, 03:07 PM   #1
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places/parks to practice in?

Anyone have any spots to recommend in Houston? I'm located in Montrose but I have a truck and can haul my bike anywhere. I would prefer it to be within the loop.

Also, can I randomly practice in a school's parking lot? Will they chase me out for liability reasons if I somehow get hurt on their property?
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Old 08-28-2012, 03:12 PM   #2
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After school hours, I dont see why they would care...If you're clearly just leading basic skills, I dont see that as a problem...another thing if you're doing donuts and wheelies in the parking lot.

After msf, I practiced riding at the UHCL parking lot. I figure rice has some large parking lots that you can use
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I practice in an empty ares with clean streets where development was stopped for some reason. I also practice at a local highschool's parking lot. Never had any problems
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Old 08-28-2012, 03:37 PM   #4
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Have you taken an MSF course? If not, do it! It is required to get a license and you can tear up their bike instead of your own.
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Old 08-28-2012, 04:31 PM   #5
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Have you taken an MSF course? If not, do it! It is required to get a license and you can tear up their bike instead of your own.
Have they changed the laws in last few years? If you take MSF, you get to skip the riding portion of the license process. If no MSF, then you do written, eye, and riding parts of the license examination.
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Old 08-28-2012, 04:34 PM   #6
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Have they changed the laws in last few years? If you take MSF, you get to skip the riding portion of the license process. If no MSF, then you do written, eye, and riding parts of the license examination.
As of Sept. 1, 2009, MSF Basic RiderCourse is REQUIRED to obtain a motorcycle license in Texas.
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Old 08-28-2012, 07:18 PM   #7
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As of Sept. 1, 2009, MSF Basic RiderCourse is REQUIRED to obtain a motorcycle license in Texas.
GOOD!!! And good to know!! And good for your business, huh?! :-D
Thanks for that heads up!
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Old 08-28-2012, 08:47 PM   #8
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Delmar stadium on NW side of loop is good. You can use my range at NW Mall on Saturday morning before I get there
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Old 08-28-2012, 11:37 PM   #9
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As of Sept. 1, 2009, MSF Basic RiderCourse is REQUIRED to obtain a motorcycle license in Texas.
AWESOME!!! I went through MSF and it's def good to have under your belt, learn alot that you don't realize. Plus you don't get bad habits developed, if you haven't already developed some.
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Old 08-29-2012, 07:20 AM   #10
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Have you taken an MSF course? If not, do it! It is required to get a license and you can tear up their bike instead of your own.
Yep! Got my license about a week ago. Going to purchase a bike soon, just looking to find good quiet spot to practice. Montrose has a ton of cars and crappy roads so I figure practicing around the block won't do much for me at first.
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right now the old fiesta parking lot at alabama and dunlavy is not in use and empty most of the time...not as big as some parking lots but will still allow you to work on braking and turning...and just getting the feel of a new bike.
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After msf, I practiced riding at the UHCL parking lot. I figure rice has some large parking lots that you can use
Id be weary of Rice, my mom lives around there and the University police dont play very well with anybody.
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:34 PM   #13
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Memorial park gets gated off at night but you can still squeeze you bike through the gate. It's perfect. Lots of slow turns to practice on. Never been harassed by the police there but it is in Houston so the police will probably just run you off if someone calls it in.
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Memorial park gets gated off at night but you can still squeeze you bike through the gate. It's perfect. Lots of slow turns to practice on. Never been harassed by the police there but it is in Houston so the police will probably just run you off if someone calls it in.
This^^ but

Watch out some those crazy hooligans on dirt bikes with street wheels harrasing all the wildlife on Tues/Thur nights
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Memorial park gets gated off at night but you can still squeeze you bike through the gate. It's perfect. Lots of slow turns to practice on. Never been harassed by the police there but it is in Houston so the police will probably just run you off if someone calls it in.
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