I can only echo what was said before me - a great time was had by all. I took a moment to check out Shane's website and there's a write-up about some of his recent (2008) GNCC races. In one, he has a crash with David Knight, falls 30 seconds behind him, then reels him in and passes him. Wow... All I hear about is David Knight, David Knight, David Knight. Seems that Shane isn't fazed by that. To make it all the more impressive, he's 36, doesn't really train at all and only attends a few of the events. Shawn that's a great write-up - I'm gonna print a copy for the reading room. The only things I'd add are: Front brake skid - only possible on loose terrain. Stoppies - only possible on hard terrain. That might seem pretty minor, but I don't want you guys out demonstrating stoppies in the Ganaraska sand dunes!!! Also, Shane made a great demonstration of the importance of pinching the tank with your knees for stability. I realize that I wasn't doing that effectively on our first exercise - the cone weave. I was out last night with my own cones and did it much, much better. Also, you didn't mention anything about slow riding. Here's an addendum: Slow Riding A great way to improve balance and clutch/throttle/brake control. Essentially you get up on the pegs and ride as slow as possible, even coming to a complete stop at times. When you start to fall over, you turn the bars in the direction you're falling (like turning the steering wheel in the direction of a skid) AND lean your torso to the opposite side. Because a bike in motion wants to stay upright (and a bike at rest wants to fall), you can keep yourself upright by providing motion (thru clutch and/or throttle). Personally, the slow riding technique was vital to me finally completing the single track loop via the 100% standing position, especially getting around that left-handed hairpin. I'll volunteer for a training day too. I have a site in mind where I take my young kids to learn. There aren't many flat, open fields around, but I think this would do. Shawn/Brian - whoever's organizing can PM me. You know the place... I should also make the membership aware that Steve at Trail Tours is now offering these types of instructional days. He says his curriculum is virtually identical to Shane's. It's only been the past two years that Steve's had use of that field, so he was never able to offer it before. We might even consider organizing a club event with him. As it is, we must have accounted for about half the attendees at Shane's school.