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Thread: Proposed new Riding Skills Forum section

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    Something Josh and I have discussed and think would be cool.

    What does everyone else think?

    To have a new forum section we need to meet 3 basic criteria.

    1: Sufficient demand and interest by the membership.

    2: Available quailfied moderation.

    3: New foum area is compatible with the BMW MOA Forum purpose and guidelines.

    I don't see #3 as being an issue. Now we need to explore 1 and 2.
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    +1 I have really enjoyed reading the "speed in the twisties" thread and would like to encourage similar discussions.

    How will the forum mods determine if there's enough interest?
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    I think 72 posts in 4 days is significant. That shows a sincere interest, in my opinion.
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    Those knowledgeable in safety to MSF Coaches ought to moderate. It would be nice that those that are print authors but do not frequent the forum could be recruited to come here, even if its just this small area.

    I would like to see a summary of the discussion printed in ON, something like........ this is what is happened on the way from the forum.

    Should safety rider equipment be discussed ? Helmets to HiViz or keep it in the Gear Section ?

    How about rider health ? Riding in heat to cold etc etc, maybe one of our medical people MDs to EMTs would contribute. And again once enough information is sifted through it can be boiled down to a nice ON article.

    Who knows someone could be a Forum Reporter.
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    Posts regarding riding technique and safety issues get my attention! But good moderators are important as misinformation in these matters can have serious consequences. I agree with Statdawg on that issue. It would be a very well read area.
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    Thumbs up +1

    A skills & tactics area would be the first place I look when I log in. Even before I look for new jokes!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dancogan View Post
    Posts regarding riding technique and safety issues get my attention! But good moderators are important as misinformation in these matters can have serious consequences. I agree with Statdawg on that issue. It would be a very well read area.
    Agree that the vetting process on information should come from a reliable source. It sounds to me like it would be a good thing for the MOA Foundation to support as part of their rider safety efforts.
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    I think it's a good idea, and suggested something similar in the past. However, some people responded that it may not be a good idea since there's no way to make sure misinformation is not spread. To me that is a concern; however, I do not thing a discussion on this forum (or any forum for that matter) would replace a structured learning environment.

    I do think it's a good idea to create a place where individuals can discuss riding styles and techniques. This is something we do over coffee, lunch, beer, etc. So why not have a place here?
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    I have made some phone calls and initial contacts to see how we might consider something like this. Trying to make it reliable and credible rather than just a "chat room" would be worthwhile. This process may take a little while but we are looking into it.
    Steve Marquardt

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    Quote Originally Posted by 88bmwJeff View Post
    I think it's a good idea, and suggested something similar in the past. However, some people responded that it may not be a good idea since there's no way to make sure misinformation is not spread. To me that is a concern; however, I do not thing a discussion on this forum (or any forum for that matter) would replace a structured learning environment.

    I do think it's a good idea to create a place where individuals can discuss riding styles and techniques. This is something we do over coffee, lunch, beer, etc. So why not have a place here?
    Agreed structured learning environment is of greatest importance to get the right word out.
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    Steve, as a proponent of the idea, I certainly appreciate that you and others are looking into it.

    I find the idea that one or more mod's must find a post "reliable and credible" a little disturbing. In my motorcycling library I find many points where well-respected authors disagree. That is certainly true also of many thoughtful comments in the Campfire thread "Speed in the Twisties."

    If this new sub-forum does come to life, I hope there will be room for differences of opinion and each of us can take from it what we think will work for us. Riding safely is ultimately each individual's responsibility - not that of any author, poster, or coach.

    One person's "wheat" is someone elses "chaff." Personally, I frequently find a real "nugget" of very useful information in posts I mostly disagree with. Isn't that how the Forum is supposed to work?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldhway View Post
    I have made some phone calls and initial contacts to see how we might consider something like this. Trying to make it reliable and credible rather than just a "chat room" would be worthwhile. This process may take a little while but we are looking into it.
    You can't get there from here. It sounds so wonderful on the surface, the reality is another thing. I have been riding for about 45 years, teaching MSF for about 10 years and I know you could get a handful of rider coaches at the same table and you would not get consensus on different aspects of something as simple and fundamental as the head turn.

    The only format that could ever work on a forum is a discussion format where any statement made, only has the endorsement of the person making it.

    Personally, I think a linked resource list of excellent books, videos, articles, and classes would serve the purpose better. General discussion on any particular riding technique can then occur in the other forums in a more relaxed environment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BCKRIDER View Post
    If this new sub-forum does come to life, I hope there will be room for differences of opinion and each of us can take from it what we think will work for us. Riding safely is ultimately each individual's responsibility - not that of any author, poster, or coach.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rad View Post
    ...a handful of rider coaches at the same table and you would not get consensus on different aspects of something as simple and fundamental as the head turn.
    Different viewpoints and the civil, intelligent discussions resulting from them are what make discussion forums interesting. I'm all for a new riding skills & techniques section in the forum.

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