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aidanspa
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Posted - 06/01/2013 :  9:39 AM                       Like
Armytimes.com reports that sequestration budget cuts have left the future of the Marine Corps Level 3 program for advanced riders in doubt, and that longer wait times for Level 1 and Level 2 training are anticipated. In addition, funding for the Corps' Semper Ride website and Facebook page, which drove Marines to the training courses and promoted positive attitudes toward motorcycle safety, is gone.

TonicBIA
Male Senior Member
382 Posts


Arlington, Va
USA

Triumph

Sprint ST

Posted - 06/02/2013 :  12:29 PM
It should be interesting to see how this works out. I know a few guys that devoted the last few years to Military Traffic Safety training- teaching and developing new courses. However, it seems like this type of training is the first to go in any kind of budget cuts. It's a shame but it's hard to defend paying for the training to allow a privilege to participate in an inherently dangerous activity.

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Originally posted by aidanspawhich drove Marines to the training courses and promoted positive attitudes toward motorcycle safety, is gone.


Knowing a lot of the RiderCoaches that went out to commands over the last five years to meet riders, built clubs to conform to new orders, write club charters, organize events, volunteer time to do maintenance and TCLOCS demonstrations and work week after week bringing a positive training attitude to levels 1-3 training- lets at least give those guys a little credit.
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AF Cruiser
Male Starting Member
1 Posts


Navarre, FL
USA

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Sportster 1200

Posted - 06/13/2013 :  2:15 PM
Interesting to hear the challenges the Corps is going through. I'm stationed at Hurlburt Field, FL and the Air Force makes it's people jump through a thousand hoops before you're allowed to ride on base. Two different certifications, commander interview and approval, rediculous amounts of PPE while riding...the list goes on
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rkfire
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Suzuki

Bandit

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Posted - 06/13/2013 :  2:57 PM   Join poster on Facebook as Friend  
quote:
Originally posted by AF Cruiser

Interesting to hear the challenges the Corps is going through. I'm stationed at Hurlburt Field, FL and the Air Force makes it's people jump through a thousand hoops before you're allowed to ride on base. Two different certifications, commander interview and approval, rediculous amounts of PPE while riding...the list goes on



My hunch is that the required gear is just normal and typical. Possibly less than what I would consider necesary. For example a full face helmet, and overpants. What is required that is "rediculous"?
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aidanspa
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Posted - 06/13/2013 :  3:00 PM
quote:
Originally posted by AF Cruiser

Interesting to hear the challenges the Corps is going through. I'm stationed at Hurlburt Field, FL and the Air Force makes it's people jump through a thousand hoops before you're allowed to ride on base. Two different certifications, commander interview and approval, rediculous amounts of PPE while riding...the list goes on

Welcome to the site! I'm glad to hear about the hoops for riding on base and the required PPE. Thank you for your service AF Cruiser!
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Axiom2000
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Georgetown, Delaware
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BMW

F 800 GT

Posted - 06/13/2013 :  5:41 PM
quote:
Interesting to hear the challenges the Corps is going through. I'm stationed at Hurlburt Field, FL and the Air Force makes it's people jump through a thousand hoops before you're allowed to ride on base. Two different certifications, commander interview and approval, rediculous amounts of PPE while riding...the list goes on


Let me add my thanks for your service,.

When the services discovered they were losing more young men on motorcycle wrecks state side then they were in battle zones around the world serious steps were taken. It may seem like hoops to you but it is really because someone cares and does not want to lose you to a MC wreck.

Thanks
Jerry
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rayg50
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NYC, NY
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Honda

Shadow Spirit 750DC

Posted - 06/13/2013 :  8:25 PM
Welcome and thank you for your service.

I too am curious about the required gear. As a safety site we favor and encourage protective clothing which includes lower body protection. I am also curious about the commander interview. Anything you would care to share would be appreciated.

Riding is a risky activity and we try to reduce that risk in a variety of ways. Please read the safety tips, in red at the upper right hand side of the page. Feel free to ask questions and to contribute your perspective to any of the threads.

Again welcome, thank you for your service, and I look forward to your active participation.
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