View Full Version : Military Riders, Roll Call
05-29-2007, 05:36 PM
I just moved to Ft Riley, KS and they require you to take their MSF course on base before you can ride period. At Ft Meade all you had to ave as an MSF course cert from anywhere. Has anyone else come accross these stricter rules at another base?
Aside from that, where is everyone stationed and how is the riding there. I'm trying to decide where my next move will be
05-29-2007, 10:33 PM
What bases offer good riding?
05-29-2007, 10:56 PM
Is anyone stationed in Colorado? If so, hows the riding there?
06-03-2007, 05:31 PM
I'm stationed here in Colorado Springs, I know Ft. Carson is on the south side of town if you're Army. The riding here is great, but you will park the bikes for the winter season. You'll get random days in the winter that is suitable for riding. Blizzards, snow, sleat, hail, iced roads and single digit temps are a sure thing anywhere between late November to April. In '05 we were having blizzards all the way into May. But the scenary up here is outstanding if you know where to go. They don't salt the roads here, though. Instead they put down a mixture of sand and gravel, so turns and curves are a death site waiting to happen if you don't pay attention. I've driven through Kansas, not too many sites to see if memory serves.
As far as the rules here, I think the Army guys are pretty relaxed as far as safety. I know they want you to wear a piece of reflective gear and a helmet, but that's about it. I'm stationed at Schriever where they demand a full reflective vest and a MSF refresher every 3 years. But keep in mind you've got Ft. Carson, Cheyenne Mtn., Peterson AFB, Schriever AFB, and the Air Force Academy out here all within 15 miles of each other, so every different base is going to enforce their own rules. Hit me back if you want/need more info.
06-04-2007, 08:14 PM
There are some bases where the commanders won't permit an MSF course on base, and they won't allow new licenses for those who don't already own bikes. Pretty stupid, since people will hide their bikes... better to deal with bikes through education rather than prohibiting them, if you ask me. During last year's motorcycle mishap reports (I was in charge of the program at group level) one of the kids who got himself and his girlfriend killed was hiding his bike from his chain-of-command... they didn't even know he owned it.
San Antonio, TX has great hill country to ride. .. Cali and the Carolinas are supposed to be really nice too.
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