Meet Jason Davis
|Jason Davis, Instructor|
Jason is an experienced motorcyclist both on- and off-road. His motorcycle training consists of the North Carolina Highway Patrol Motorcycle Course, and the grueling USMC MILMO off-road school, both as a student and assistant instructor. Jason has also worked with MotorMark1 to provide the demo rider services to local dealerships.
Jason is a decorated Marine of 25 plus years, and brings a wide range of skills to MotorMark1, both as a rider, instructor, and as an event and logistics coordinator. His communication and organizational skills, combined with his leadership ability, have been instrumental in his being a key logistics/
transportation coordinator to many Marine Corps units across the country and joint services/
multinational forces throughout the world.
When you partner with MotoMark1 for events and services, you'll benefit from his logistics expertise. When you learn from Jason, you'll benefit not only from his wealth of experience and teaching ability, but his great sense of humor. We're proud to have him aboard.
|Looking for Adventure?|
Adventure Off-Road School
We have just what you're looking for. Our next Adventure Off-Road
class for this year happens in October down at our special off-road facility in Harrells, NC. Don't just think about all those great out of the way places you want to see, get the training and take your bike down that single track adventure road!
Customer Satisfaction is our goal!
Ladies Only Class coming up in Sept
Mark instructing the Ladies
Ladies are making up a larger percentage of riders. If you've taken the MSF or Riders Edge class and still feel like you're missing a piece to get into real world driving, come check out the Precision Maneuvering class just for women.
If you're confident on the road, but have trouble in those slow, tight situations, like parking lots, this is the class for you.
Corporate Training Opportunities
Do you work with others that are motorcyclists? MotoMark1 offers the opportunity to schedule a class specifically for your company. Currently, MotoMark1 has a class scheduled with SAS to provide training for their employees. Mark will provide a presentation for the company and schedule specific times to hold a class onsite. This is a great way to interact with your fellow employees and it ultimately saves the company money by providing the best training available to keep their people safe from harm. If you or your company might be interested in this opportunity, email Mark or give him a call at 919-637-0947.
Watch our website Events Page for future plans. Know of any Open Houses, Fundraisers or other events you would like to see us attend?
Tell us about it here!
Elsie Smith Travels Roads to Adventure
by Ron Orem, a MotoMark1 Student
Elsie Smith on the Road to Adventure
Elsie Smith is a committed (and committable) long distance rider, having completed many 24 hour rallies, and successfully finishing the prestigious Iron Butt Rally. Her riding passion began long ago with small dirt bikes, and fast street bikes; think XS1100 going as fast as it would in the middle of the night. Later, as she "matured" she became known for pushing her BMW RT down roads it was not intended to ride on by the makers, and more than once, requiring some inventive terrain rearranging to get it unstuck.
A couple of years ago Elsie succumbed to the whispers in her ears and traded the RT for a BMW F650GS single to allow her to explore even more remote and unpaved roads with her riding partners. Elsie was tired of picking up the RT, and not listening to stories of unpaved road travel from her friends. It was soon apparent that she needed to upgrade her skills to match the roads she was traveling on, as well as preparing for a trip to Mexico.
Ron suggested that she attend MotoMark1's ADV course, and he would come along to help her pick the bike up (Not!). Elsie spent a very hot and humid day in the fields with Mark, learning the skills she would put to good use on the trip to Mexico. The following spring she helped organize a trip to the southwest, where a small group spent several days poking around dirt roads in southern Utah and Colorado, despite some snow, high winds, and cold nights.
There aren't many roads Elsie won't try now, alone or with a partner. The basic off roads skills she learned in the ADV course complement her well developed street skills, creating an unusually well balanced rider...er, driver!
In Elsie's words...
In the summer of 2008, I took Mark's Adventure Off-Road class. It gave me the confidence to take an off-pavement tour later that fall in Mexico. Met a tour group in McAllen, TX and then spent a week in northern Mexico. Of the approx. 1,000 mile tour, about 200 miles were off-pavement. There were very thrilling views from some of the mountain passes. Had a blast in the sand and many times heard Mark's coaching in my head while traversing difficult sections. However, the most fun is riding with the guys on local mid-Atlantic trails.
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|2011 Schedule |Precision Maneuvering School
MSF Dirt Bike School
- Sept. 17 - Holly Springs, NC (Ladies Only Class)
- Oct. 22 - Holly Springs, NC
- Nov. 19 - Holly Springs, NC
ATV Safety Training
- Sept. 3 - Garner, NC
- Oct. 1 - Garner, NC
- Nov. 5 - Garner, NC
- Sept. 10 - Garner, NC
- Oct. 15 - Garner, NC
- Oct. 1&2 - Harrells, NC
- Nov. 5&6 - Harrells, NC
Mark Brown, Founder
Tips from MotoMark1
Driving a motorcycle is controlling it on purpose. It is an attitude, knowledge and skill that you possess to master your own two wheel domain.
Fact: You will not get better at anything if you don't train, practice and open your mind to new ideas, methods and techniques. If your bike is garage candy, do not expect to be good at driving it, only good at bragging about it. If you ride only once or twice a week , you'll always be rusty and look like a beginner.
Every time you go out on your motorcycle it should be treated as a mission. The Marine Corps has a saying... "Accomplish the mission". Your mission is to plan your drive and drive your plan. Practice on each mission and be careful about the situations you put yourself in. Safe motorcycling is all about driving on purpose and skilled decision making. Come train and practice with Motomark1, LLC.
Look for future installments with more specific tips in the upcoming newsletters. We want to make YOU a better driver!
From our Facebook page
Mark says on June 23rd...
"Just returned from a conference out of state & received an award for the work we have been doing on Motorcycle training & safety. We were the only one to get an award from North Carolina. I am honored to have received this. The award goes out to all those that have helped me over the years & stayed with me. Thank you to all who are involved especially God, my family & friends."
And on July 25th, he asks this...
"Hey folks got a question, do you think parents would pay for their kids to get some Advanced Teen Driving? or insurance companies give a discount to parents that get this type of training for their teenagers? We are exploring this due to the increase in teenage driving fatalities. MotoMark1 Driving School Cars and Motorcycles. Just a thought. I think we can do something to help reduce these crashes. "
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