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.

      Alex Hatfield


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


        Always room for improvement.

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

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