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Old 09-03-2012, 10:09 AM
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Originally Posted by unbeliever View Post
Does anyone know of a winter driving school other than the Bridgestone One in Steamboat Springs? I'd be interested in one closer to Denver, and not so extreme.


No. BWDS is the only dedicated winter driving school in North America. The O'Neil Rally School in New Hampshire has a few winter courses but it's focus is rally driving.

BWDS is only as extreme as you want it to be. The half day and full day courses can be handled by any driver and there isn't any performance driving involved. But, yes, you are going to skid and yes you will be doing braking and accident avoidance techniques on ice. However, it is in a controlled environment with constant instruction and structure. They have performance courses for those that want to learn higher speed skills and rally driving techniques.

It's important to point out that they are not a traffic school but a school focused on vehicle dynamics and skid control. And in order to do that they need a closed course, which is why they have several dedicated mile long ice tracks which take quite an effort to build properly.

If you are worried about anything "extreme", the 1st Gear class is very simple. There is a total of about 2 hours of driving with about 45 minutes of class room instruction. The 1st Gear course is essentially the morning portion of the day long 2nd Gear course. Personally I think if anyone is going to take the time to go there, you may as well do the 2nd Gear day long course.
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Old 09-13-2012, 03:22 PM
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Originally Posted by CosmicWizard View Post
DynaKH wrote: From what I've been reading here, Texas has one of the biggest influxes of idiots around.

I concurr. Therefor I'm changing states. LOL!

Remember, wherever you go, there you are! If you are attracting idiots into your life in Texas, chances are that you will be attracting idiots in Colorado as well. The law of attraction cannot be negated by changing location.
Oh GAWD! I hope not. I have some good friends here, but I'm amazed at the general level of ignorance surrong the area where I now live.

No, really. This place is inundated with stupid people. I'm not here by choice!!!!
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