MSF teaches in a parking lot…What happens when a new rider gets nervous at his/her first traffic light or in a real corner?
March 20, 2009 at 1:34 am #2620ridewitheaseParticipant
I have started individualized instruction with 26 years and 100,000+ miles of accident-free riding in every condition on all sizes of bikes. I have a background and a knack for teaching without making people feel pressured, so I figured this is a need that I can fill. If you know anyone in southern New England (esp. Connecticut) who needs help with any aspect of riding, maintaining or shoping for a used or new motorcycle I can definitely help. The MSF is great, but what about once out of a parking lot on your own bike – very different story!
Here’s my website: Ride With EaseMarch 20, 2009 at 1:51 am #17177briderdtParticipant
Oh boy, an ad.
Got anything more to contribute, or would I have to pay for it?March 20, 2009 at 12:35 pm #17179MattParticipant
Welcome to the siteMarch 20, 2009 at 1:30 pm #17180Clay DowlingParticipant
They cowboy up or they sell the bike. Besides, who gets nervous about corners and turns? Those are the fun bits.March 20, 2009 at 2:34 pm #17185ranetteParticipant
Geeesh, nice welcome, I always thought of this as one of the friendlier boards on the web. Since when is it something to be mocked that a guy is letting people know he provides a service they might be interested in? Has anyone heard that times are tough out there right now, maybe-and I stress I have no clue who ridewithease is-he just got laid off and this is his way of trying to get himself through. If there is anyone who might take issue with the initial post it is Ben and we haven’t heard from him. If he thinks ridewithease should pay for an ad or buy a few T Shirts then he has every right to make him do so or remove the post. As for why 2 of the 3 responses take offense that someone would want to let people know he might have a service they might be interested in, I think you’re way off base.March 20, 2009 at 2:54 pm #17187RidleytheRedParticipant
Mainly a matter of courtesy. He should have asked Ben first before posting that, and this isn’t Craigslist. That said, if he actually spends time here, more power to him. A lot of us are jaded to these kinds of posts becaues 99% of the time the poster just makes the one post and runs off to other sites. It’s viral marketing at it’s lowest and does more to hurt his business than help it. That’s why there are nasty reactions. It’s just like the porn sites that post on random boards, the only difference is this is somewhat context related instead of random.March 20, 2009 at 6:28 pm #17191SantaCruzRiderParticipant
Chris might have deserved a pass if he’d posted once, but the second posting really invites a bit of abuse
One small marketing tip: You’d look like this was more real and professional if the lead picture on your web site had you in some riding gear. Not necessarily full leathers, but the board shorts and T-shirt thing makes it look like this is just a very casual venture (which I’m assuming it’s not).
For additonal marketing suggestions, please log into my online site: http://www.yourmarketingexpert… (kidding).
Seriously, best of luck with the venture (and the suggestion about the picture as also genuine).March 20, 2009 at 7:57 pm #17192Clay DowlingParticipant
That’s a beautiful bike, but you really should look like you know what you’re doing. Presenting yourself as Squidly McSquid doesn’t inspire confidence that you’re the guy for the job. I certainly wouldn’t send my wife or daughter to learn from somebody who is riding a high performance bike in shorts and a tshirt.
If you want some help getting that website and the image you’re presenting whipped into shape, contact me privately via my contact form (click my name, choose the Send User a Message link at the bottom). I’m not any kind of web designer, but I do help small companies get their web presence in order.
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