You might think a racetrack is no place for a cruiser, but Reg Pridmore stresses that his courses are not intended for racers. “If you’re a street rider who wants to learn to be a better rider, then you’ve come to the right place. I teach control. Speed is never the issue. Adjust your speed correctly and you’ll be ready for anything.” It’s important to note that Pridmore’s school is not for beginners, however; you should have at least one MSF course under your belt and be completely comfortable with your bike before stepping onto the track. I’d been riding for almost 15 years, but my aggregate hours and mileage logged were a fraction of Friedman’s and Elvidge’s, so I was a perfect candidate for summer school. And since I’d sat in on son Jason’s aggressive STAR school last year (on a Triumph Bonneville, no less), the idea of a Valkyrie on a racetrack with Reg was tantalizing in a bizarre, masochistic way.