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    Cool

    Okay...I see a problem...way TOO organized!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rangerreece View Post
    Sorry for the confusion Rhonda is the Mrs. Went through my posts and realized that "girl" could be confused with my daughter.
    Show her the thread....Should get you some points
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    Quote Originally Posted by chasman View Post
    Okay...I see a problem...way TOO organized!!!!!!!
    This little one keeps the house a mess with toys...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    Show her the thread....Should get you some points
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    She's perused the thread. I signed her tablet into the forums with my log on so she can keep up with the latest. She found the photography forum and has been checking out all the real talent on the site/in the club.

    Just finished our annual tradition of watching "our" Christmas movie, "Love Actually". If anyone wants "points" with the Mrs. highly recommend you add this movie to your watch list.
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    Just finished our annual tradition of watching "our" Christmas movie, "Love Actually". If anyone wants "points" with the Mrs. highly recommend you add this movie to your watch list.
    A very good movie It's nice to see so many highly talented actors assemble and work well together.



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    I have to say that even at parking lot speeds a bug in the eye is no fun. Been there done that.
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    Day 4 focus: smooth stopping and starting.

    R. Reece Mullins Ebony R1200RT (Gretchen)
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    Mentorship Ride

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    For those that are interested,
    Mentorship rides continue wither Rhonda's progression. We have the Bluetooth intercom Schuberth helmets. This facilitates the one-on-one training in the traffic environment. Today we ventured beyond the "relatively safe limited-to-no-traffic ride to the full monte of traffic, merging, red lights, stops, starts, speeds of 65 MPH. Wall mart parking lot was a challenge; immediately and understandably. I realized I made a mistake when I told her we were going to take the next two parking spaces on the left so I whipped Ursula to the left and parked. I immediately heard Gerdy (Rhonda's bike) throttle up. I suddenly realized how difficult what I had done was for a novice. I looked back over my left shoulder and Rhonda whipped that bike into parking like a pro. All and all if I had to give her a grade it would be somewhere around a B+. Couple of minor issues to work through, but coming along swimmingly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rangerreece View Post
    For those that are interested,
    Mentorship rides continue....
    Good. Keep it up and she'll have you whipped into shape in no time.
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    He said "swimmingly"

    WalMart parking lot can be quite the training opportunity!
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    Quote Originally Posted by henzilla View Post
    He said "swimmingly"

    WalMart parking lot can be quite the training opportunity!
    I got swimmingly from this guy

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    I had a line foreman who used that word when we were preparing to get an earful.

    Made me remember his red face and a nice laugh.
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    I don't even riding in WalMart parking lots and you took a newbie? Brave!!! Very impressive! Keep up the good work. I love seeing her smiles!
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    Thanks Tonya

    Quote Originally Posted by tnevling View Post
    I don't even riding in WalMart parking lots and you took a newbie? Brave!!! Very impressive! Keep up the good work. I love seeing her smiles!
    Tomorrow, we ride to Dothan, who's traffic is notorious, for a photo shoot. Rhonda's pictures on Facebook seem to have garnered a bit of attention, and a professional photographer has taken interest in photographing her and I on our bikes. It's my impression he's doing a project on motorcycle riders who ride every day, and because female riders are in such short supply Rhonda was recommended by a mutual church friend. I doubt the photographer is a rider and would understand the delicate nature of a new riders progression. Since the news, I've been trying to delicately balance the increased OPTEMPO/compressed time line with safety and skill level/proficiency. Ironically, the riding challenge came at the same time we were going to progress to a more complex riding environment, so in a way, it represents the needed catalyst to push the boundaries. I can't emphasize how effective the schuberth intercom is in facilitating the training, I wish I had it available in some of my early mentorship. The wallmart decision evolved out of the route planing for the day; it was along the way, and we had some things we needed to pick up. I've found in my case at least, when riding a bike takes on a more utilitarian role, it's relevance increases, increasing the relevance of the training. Relevance is one of the laws of learning so I try to incorporate that into my teaching as soon as practicable.
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