Motorcycles combine the coolness of James Dean, the stylishness of leather clothing, and the convenience of jumping every gorge in the neighborhood. Experience all aspects of two-wheeled entertainment with today's Groupon: for $59, you get one introductory motorcycle course at Two Wheel Adventures in Lakewood Heights (a $150 value).
Competitive rider Chris Carr, whose programs have served more than 6,000 students, and the motor-vated crew at Two Wheel Adventures help bi-wheeled novices throttle into the exciting world of motorcycling with its finely honed curriculum of rider education. The two-hour introductory course, specifically designed for first-timers, starts with a brief overview of riding gear to help students understand concepts such as when they should call their helmet by its first name. A tutorial in the major controls of the motorcycle clears any confusion as to where the kick pedal, choke switch, and various levers reside. Before saddling up, aspiring street equestrians cover the basic concepts of starting and moving a motorcycle, as well as how to defeat inertia and bring their steed to a stop. The awkward jerks and lurches of student drivers are smoothed out with clutch and throttle practice, and after the essentials have been cemented, students get to complete their first ride, instilling pride, confidence, and an improved resistance to the demands of authority figures.
Although Two Wheel Adventures doesn't have many online reviews, here are customer testimonials from its website:
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Two Wheel Adventures owner Chris Carr's love of motorcycles has driven him to adventures including becoming the 2011 AHRMA Middleweight Superbike National Champion, careening into authordom with Street Riding Secrets, and bestowing his knowledge of motorcycle handling on budding enthusiasts with a series of introductory classes. Together with a team of moto-enthusiasts, he leads courses that run the gamut from two-hour introductions to motorcycling or scooter skills to two-day basic riding courses, motorcycle street-savvy sessions, and licensing courses. For certain courses, students can borrow one of the motorcycles from Two Wheel Adventures' stable of 250cc Kawasaki Ninjas, Honda Nighthawks, and Yamaha XTs, rather than scrounging up a borrowed bike or attaching a motor to a unicycle.