My First Dirt Bike Experience, Chiang Mai
Been wanting to do this for years but hadn’t had the time or just bad timing until I found on Honda Facebook advertising a 50% discount on any of their training programs. From 2,000 baht too 1,000 baht training on CRF250L bikes For two days only they offered the discount at Maya Shopping centre where not only I signed up for Basic Dirt bike and advance which was a day each (6 hours per day) I also signed up Mikayla, my niece, and my wife for two programs: pre-riding and Pre-clutch where each program goes for two days (total 12 hours) normal price for each of these is 2,000 baht.
Was told to arrive at 8:30 with a 9 o clock start, I arrived a little late along with others but my first impressions of the facility was very positive. Changing rooms were first class with showers providing you brought your own towel and soap. We geared up with dirt riding gear which included boots, knee pads, paints, chest protection, elbow pads and of course a full face helmet.
I would fully recommend this Honda training center:
Points worth knowing:
- Thank fully it was a cool day but I don’t think I’d like to do it the hottest part of summer.
- Water is available in the servicing room, coffee shop is upstairs but on the day it was closed so I had to do with the canteen downstairs on the ground level for basic food. There was nothing cooked so I had cross the busy road for that.
- All safety gear is provided
- For all the courses, you need to start at the basics and progress for there, so if I wanted to do the Advance Dirt and not the Basic because you have already got experiance, This wouldn’t be posable. I guess they want to make sure that they get rid of all those bad habits you may bring along to the course.
- At the end of the course, I was given a certificate of completation, nothing fancy but it was something.
- Don’t forget to bring a towel for the shower after.