ADVANCED AND REMEDIAL CLASSES
Intermediate Riding Clinic
The Total Control Intermediate Riding Clinic is the perfect next step for newer riders who are looking to improve their skills on their own bike as well as riders that have recently gotten back into riding after years off. This course includes both classroom and on-cycle instruction.
You will learn intermediate-level skills required to safely operate a full-sized motorcycle and understand the basic psychology of riding to help make better choices on the road. Topics covered include having a proper mental state, understanding two-wheeled vehicle dynamics, cornering strategies for multiple types of turns, emergency braking and evasive maneuvers.
Students completing the Total Control IRC℠ report significantly improved riding skills, confidence and the ability to make better choices about when and how to ride. The Total Control IRC is also used extensively by the Navy and Marine Corps as "Level 2" training (within 60 days of completing a beginner course) and "Refresher" training (every three years) to reduce crashes, injuries and fatalities. It is officially recognized for Level 2 training by the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard, which satisfies requirements for active duty service members and civilians to get their base sticker to ride on base.
Although designed primarily as safety course, the Total Control IRC is both challenging and fun. The Clinics are done in one 7-8 hour day on your own motorcycle. Although not a requirement, it's also advisable to have read the book Total Control before you get there.
The Total Control IRC is based on the most current research in rider safety, utilizes modern training methods and has been proven to enhance student outcomes.
Instruction will cover:
The single most important control on your motorcycle is the throttle. This is because —beyond speed and acceleration— it applies forces to so many aspects of your bike's handling, including traction, suspension, weight transfer, steering, stability, and ground clearance. Knowing how to skillfully apply the throttle is one of the major distinctions between good riders and great riders.
Because emergency stops can be scary due to the limited amount of traction you have and how much it would hurt to kiss the ground, very few riders practice quick braking and even less have the actual knowledge and skills to do it safely. During our Intermediate Riding Clinic, you will learn and practice the right technique to achieve short stops so you are prepared when you need to brake quickly and avoid a hazard.
Vision is, without a doubt, the most fundamental skill for proper riding. The majority of decisions made while riding are based on information coming in through your eyes. The main reason for vision being so critical is that you go where you look but even experienced racers struggle with maintaining proper vision through the corners. At Total Control you will learn why riders go where they look and how you can use your eyes to your advantage and safety during every ride.
Unlike cars, motorcycles can take a lot of different lines through a particular corner. Some of these lines will help you make a safe and serene progression through the bends, while others will ruin your perfect ride! During our Intermediate Riding Clinic you will learn how to plan and follow proper lines on every corner of the road.
Low Speed Turns-
Few activities in street riding can be as frustrating as having to make a low-speed, tight turn in a limited amount of space — especially if you don't know the technique. Fortunately, it is one of the easiest skills to learn. In fact, most riders are able to reduce their minimum turning diameter by 30 to 40 percent in as little as five minutes of practice!
Swerving around an obstacle at speed can be a life-saving technique but it requires skill and practice to avoid surpassing the available traction of your tires and crashing during the maneuver. During our Intermediate Riding Clinic, you will learn and practice the technique necessary to do it safely when the emergency arises.
Road Speed Cornering-
During our Intermediate Riding Clinic, you will learn how to put together the throttle control, vision, line selection and body position techniques to practice safe turns at road speeds during your everyday rides.
TOTAL CONTROL'S INTERMEDIATE RIDING CLINIC- RANGE ONLY
3 hours of only the IRC riding exercises.
Since there is no classroom instruction during this class, you must have already taken the full IRC. Call 888.744.2268 or email the office firstname.lastname@example.org to register, as we must verify you have taken this prerequisite
If you did not take your IRC with us, please be ready to provide your full name, your ID# and the location you took your class
Next range only class is Saturday, January 19th, 9am-12pm
-500 street miles or a previous CMSP MTC student
-Well maintained street motorcycle. It will be inspected by an instructor prior to class. Motorcycles that do not meet the minimum safety requirements will not be permitted in class
-Tires should have sufficient tread (at least 3mm). Air pressure will be checked before the class starts. Absolutely NO race, race compound tires or car tires regardless if they are DOT approved
-Your bike should be able to perform satisfactorily in hot weather and not overheat while stopped with the motor running
-On liquid cooled bikes, check your coolant before attending class
-Check your oil level before attending class
-Your charging system must function properly and a relatively new battery is highly recommended because you will be starting the bike frequently
-Make sure your brakes are in good working order
-Dot- approved full -face helmet
-Sturdy over the ankle boots that provide ankle support/reinforcement/padding. Most hiking boots or high tops will do as long as they are laced up the way the manufacturer intended in to order to provide ankle support. High tops or boots that merely cover the ankle but do not provide ankle support(ex: Chuck Taylor high tops) will NOT be accepted
-Full-fingered street motorcycle-specific gloves (leather recommended) or full length durable leather gloves. Fingerless, motocross or mechanics gloves are not allowed
-Motorcycle jacket required
-Motorcycle street- specific pants are strongly recommended. Kevlar jeans, chaps, racing leathers, durablelong jeans, motor cross pants or textile are OK. No cotton leggings
-Prepare for the weather (sunscreen, sunglasses, rain gear, snacks and drinks)
-A great attitude! 🙂
EXTRA RIDE TIME
Extra Ride Time(ERT) costs $50 and is one hour long. It is not a California Motorcycle Safety Program class but it is run by CMSP Instructors. It is designed for anyone that wants to practice a little more. You may ride your own bike or one of ours. It is is geared to target only those skills for which you and up to six other students in the class need to improve None of the remedial classes will provide the DMV waiver, only the beginning classes provide that
If you would prefer a private lesson with one of our CMSP instructors please email email@example.com or call 888.744.2268 as instructor availability changes due to location and time of year