Riders all need improvement as it allows safer more confident riding skills and Streetmasters is the place to get excellent instruction with real world riding experience on the Horse Thief Mile at Willow Springs Raceway in SoCal. I was fortunate enough to have the time on my last tour to drop by and take the full day class. I was delighted to find myself in Walt Fulton’s group, one of the two owners of the school. He was both patient yet insistent that I correct the riding flaws he found, and ride better and safer in doing so.
The classes are small, so that you get instant feedback on your performance, having only 4-5 students per instructor and all the instructors are well experienced with years of riding skills to offer. The track with substantial elevation changes is much like any mountain we ride, offering up decreasing radius turns climbing in elevation. It’s crazy how the track feels once you are out there, and even though you don’t experience any “blind” corners, it feel much like you are! While half the group is on the track the other half is on the paddock doing drills in quickstops, swerves, u-turns and more, honing the necessary skills to ride in everyday traffic.
The riding speeds are controlled as this class is NOT a track day but a day to improve ones riding skills. You begin fairly slow and end up riding near 50mph with was more than enough for this lass!
The class is open to all styles of motorcycles and even to those riding 2-up. The team of “master instructors”, experienced in vast dimensions of motorcycle riding, are there to help you learn. Plan on a full day of riding and instruction and to be tired but contented by the end of the day! The requirements for riders are that all will need a valid drivers license with a motorcycle endorsement and photo ID, a minimum 2 years riding experience or 3,000 miles recent riding experience, be 18 years old or older and provide proof of motorcycle insurance. This class is aimed at the experienced rider needing to hone skills to always ride vigilantly and confidently.
The class is more than affordable at $390 for a full day of instruction, lunch, refreshments, snacks, drinks and track fees. Streetmasters offers several group discounts and will work with nearly every budget. All enrollment information is found on their website. Please, do yourself a favor and hone your skills with Streetmasters!
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