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--I appreciate your opinion! I just read something from David Hough the other day where he had a similar disdain for the MSF BRC and that's what spawned my initial question. I'd love to take some private courses as well but need to get my foundation in. Hough even suggests taking a road trip on the bike to take a course, of course this would be once I get through the local MSF ones. I know there are a few courses offered from private schools within a few hours of me and may try one of those, but would definitely like to do a more renowned course down the road.
Hough, in his books has some good stuff that many overlook. The last time I was with him we had a long discussion on small things like reasons why to be so cautious around blind curves. (It's not because you have to watch your speed and control your braking, and such, but because you could have some obstacle you hadn't planned on.) Most MSF courses don't teach a lot of things necessary to know, which I guess is why he doesn't speak so highly (at least to me) of them and doesn't teach for them any more. (Of course he's getting too old now to do a lot of biking anymore.)
It's nice to be able to see and read the ideas of different experienced instuctors as each has points they consider important.