Hello from Stirling, Ontario, Canada

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    William Boyle

    Glad to be here. I came to this course because of a recommendation from CanyonChaser YouTube channel.

    I am 56 and I have been riding for about 15 years. I did have a Honda 50 minibike when I was 7 and always longed to get back on a motorcycle since then. So glad I did.

    I currently ride a 1988 Suzuki Katana 1100 on the street and I have a 1992 Katana 600 that I ride on the track. I am fortunate to have Shannonville Motorsport Park just 35 minutes from me. I have taking the first level Fast Riding School at the track and a half dozen track days.

    I have already completed the Champ U program and I think this is where everyone should start studying when they first start riding. Of course it is also good for veteran riders too. Always room for improvement.

    I have mostly been riding based on Fast Riding School and Keith Code concepts of quick flick into the corners. It certainly made me a better rider and I will continue to use those skills. I think the Champ U program expands on them and teaches skills that are a lot more appropriate for street riding, particularly when on unfamiliar roads and blind turns.

    The Champ U program cleared up some barriers I was struggling with like how can I get weight off my arms when braking. To discover that you must put weight into your arms when braking, especially hard braking, was such a relief.

    Champ U says the need for practice never ends and I look forward to continually hone the skills they teach. My son has just bought his first motorcycle and will be riding in the Spring. This program will be such a good start for him.

    Thanks for all the work that’s gone into this program. It will be great to attend the on track Champschool one day.

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    Alex Hatfield

    William,

    Pleasure to have you! Admittedly, I’m a bit jealous of the Katanas – beautiful bikes.

    P.s.:

    Always room for improvement.

    This is SO true of everything related to our sport – and really, life.

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