That sucks that you have to go so far for the class. Here in Ohio, they have them locally almost everywhere, but they fill up fast. Good course, but they're crowded and you share bikes. So, there's a LOT of standing around and waiting. So, it definitely had it's pros and cons.
My significant other took his course at a Harley dealership some years ago, and he loved it. Small class - only 6 or 7 people. Everybody had their own bike, and they were bigger bikes than I had. So, they rode a lot more, and had more 1-on-1 instruction. $300 vs $25 that I paid. He said he'd do it again in a heartbeat.
But, if it does become a $20,000 course, I think you'd enjoy it . . . LOL!
"I taught your boyfriend that thing you like . . . "
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