Friday, June 18: 8:30am to 12:00 – Groups A and B
Friday, June 18: 1pm to 4pm – Group A Outride
Saturday, June 19: 1pm to 4pm – Group B Outride
ADV MOTORCYCLE EDUCATION
A discussion about the value of motorcycle education for ADV riders. Greg DiBernardo and I chat about how you can learn on your own, using resources that you can find for free. We also discuss how much professional training should cost and its value, whether it is hype or worth the time and money. Understanding what level of training to invest in is only part of the solution; we talk about how to differentiate between a rider who is an instructor vs the master of the subject you are seeking to learn.
What inspires Bret
In a twist of tradition, I get interviewed by another podcaster from South Africa (JJ le Roux from Gravel Travel) about my background and what drives me to train riders. I ramble on about what inspires me as a motorcycle educator while providing tips on finding instructors that will inspire you to become better. Discover why I dedicate so much time helping riders become better.
is the riding technique every rider should be using on the street. Join Bret Tkacs and Patreon supporter Peter Shimm in a detailed discussion of how and why you improve your trail braking skills. Although many riders oppose the concept of trail braking – believing all corner braking should be done before every corner – this is an unrealistic and a dangerous belief. Even those riders opposed to trail braking admit to using brakes in a corner. Trail braking is a daily riding skill that converts you into an expert at speed control. As a rider, you need to fully understand what street trail braking is and when, where and how to use it.
This episode brings you Zak Parrish, the rider of an Africa Twin DCT nicknamed the "Lawn Dart" after a learning experience where his bike became planted in sand. Bret and Zak dive into the challenges, techniques and skills needed to ride in deep sand on a heavy adventure bike. Spend an hour listening to the stories and techniques that will help you master riding in loose surfaces as well as some ideas for practicing your skills near home.
Don't miss the next episode in two weeks where Bret dives into the controversial topic of trail braking on the street.