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Old 01-12-2009, 10:43 AM   #1
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I've seen "MSF Instructor" and "MSF Lead Instructor". What's the difference? Should I take the course from a "Lead Instructor" versus an "Instructor"?
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Old 01-12-2009, 10:48 AM   #2
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I've seen "MSF Instructor" and "MSF Lead Instructor". What's the difference? Should I take the course from a "Lead Instructor" versus an "Instructor"?
Not at all. It has nothing to do with a person's ability to teach or guide the MSF curriculum. It's a designation mainly for the school's use.

In the past, each school was required to have one Instructor designated as a Lead or a point of contact for the Department of Public Safety.

There are some extra duties involved, but nothing really relevant to teaching a student.
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Old 01-12-2009, 10:55 AM   #3
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Thanks for clearing that up for me. I'm still debating about taking the MSF basic course as I know I've developed some bad habits over the years, and I know that I need some help in many areas. I do ride fast and I do take risks at times (educated risks), but I think everyone can stand some improvement in their riding ability and skills. Thanks again. It appears that you have some association with Awesome Cycles.
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I took the course after 5 years of riding and I had a blast but I didn't really learn anything new other then the reason why I stand up when I go over a bump. I just always did it because I heard to do it, now I know it's because you'll get bucked off the bike if the bump is big enough.

makes sense, and like you said it can't hurt.
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Old 01-12-2009, 02:41 PM   #5
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I ran into a guy at Whataburger on FM1960 near Jones Road this morning wearing a shirt with Awesome Cycles on it and he spoke highly of the course and instructors. He was riding a gray Yamaha touring bike and told me that they have standards, sport bikes and scooters. I didn't think to ask him if he works there, but he seemed very positive and knowledgeable about Awesome Cycles. He was talking with a group of well dressed guys who were interested in signing up their company employees (about 23 from what I understood) for the class.
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I ran into a guy at Whataburger on FM1960 near Jones Road this morning wearing a shirt with Awesome Cycles on it and he spoke highly of the course and instructors. He was riding a gray Yamaha touring bike and told me that they have standards, sport bikes and scooters. I didn't think to ask him if he works there, but he seemed very positive and knowledgeable about Awesome Cycles. He was talking with a group of well dressed guys who were interested in signing up their company employees (about 23 from what I understood) for the class.
yea i wanted to take it there b/c i've heard all positive feedback but its like an out of town trip for me, i feel like i'd have to jump on the bike with an overnight bag lol
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I ran into a guy at Whataburger on FM1960 near Jones Road this morning wearing a shirt with Awesome Cycles on it and he spoke highly of the course and instructors. He was riding a gray Yamaha touring bike and told me that they have standards, sport bikes and scooters. I didn't think to ask him if he works there, but he seemed very positive and knowledgeable about Awesome Cycles. He was talking with a group of well dressed guys who were interested in signing up their company employees (about 23 from what I understood) for the class.
Doesn't sound like anyone I know offhand, but you'll find that most people that take the class from us say very positive things. We built this company around our Instructors and that's why, even today, we refuse to hire anyone that doesn't have an extremely unique? personality. I turned a guy away this weekend that's been teaching for 15 years, but didn't have the right personality for us. Gawd he was boring.

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yea i wanted to take it there b/c i've heard all positive feedback but its like an out of town trip for me, i feel like i'd have to jump on the bike with an overnight bag lol
Pfffffft. Had a family of 4 from Texas City; husband-wife from Alvin; and a husband-wife from Victoria; all in the last week and all said because they heard we were the best.
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