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this is Jared McConnaughey I went to the last class in 2009 and I just wanted to tell you how much it helped me with my weekly training.
Since taking your class I have done a lot of work and have recently bumped up to b class. Your class gave me not only the skill that I needed to advance in this rough sport, but also a butt load of confidence knowing that I was tought by the man who trained all of guys I look up to, and one of the best trainers around.
I just wanted to say thanks for everything you do, and see how the moto school is doing. I’m thinking of coming back up to Lisbon this coming year for another class.
Keep it up you don’t know how much it means to riders like me to train with you.
Jared McConnaughey MX25
Gary, my son Jake (15) and I really enjoy your videos. We have all of volume 3 and are looking forward to the next video. I am amazed how fast Jake has improved just by watching your videos and practicing the techniques. Jake moved up to a 250 last April and is usually one of the fastest riders at the tracks, thanks to the techniques you teach. Jake is going to try to qualify for Loretta’s in the 250B class this next year. Just wanted to say thanks.
Your website say the next video will be out soon. Is there any way we can preorder the video?
I’m a new user of the Gary Semics motocross training DVD series which I stumbled on one day while searching the internet for training aids. As a 41 year old brand new rider with a 7 year old who loves to ride as much as I do . . . well, suffice to say that Gary’s videos have been incredible. I bought his largest package and have learned so much in a short period of time.
Lastly, tell Gary (I’m assuming you’re related) that the “Goon Riding” was the funniest thing we’ve ever seen – mainly because it reminded my whole family (5 of us) EXACTLY what I looked like when I started riding for the first time this past May – what a grin!! It was priceless – absolutely priceless to see my family and myself laugh as hard as we did!!! Thanks for that.
Lastly, my son loves the Gary Semics T-shirt that came in our package, do you have them in X-Large? If yes, how much are they?
Thanks Cindy! Have a great weekend!!
(an extremely happy customer of the Gary Semics training system)
Hi Gary & Cindy,
Gary – your products are fantastic! I originally purchased a single streaming video to “test” your product. As a firm believer in getting information/instruction from someone who has “fruit on tree”, I wanted to see what you were about – AND YOU DID NOT DISAPPOINT!!
Within days, I returned to your site and purchased the largest package you offered – everything you had at the time (as I remember it) and that’s the subject of my inquiry. Since my purchase of the 2011 Everything Value Pack, you have produced two MUST HAVE videos (must have is my opinion of course) about jumping and scrubbing.
Do you have any discounts for folks like me that have purchased everything you produced at the time of order? I will be completely transparent and tell you that I am going to purchase them even if you don’t, I just thought you might have a discount code for folks that are 100% in with the Gary Semics program.
I will be giving your two newest videos to my son for Christmas.
PS – for what it’s worth, I’m 42 and only started riding 8 months ago. My son (7 yrs old – started riding 8 months ago too) and I are now “dirt bike buddies”! All we do with our free time is watch your videos, learn as much as we can, then take your book to the track to practice (riding only about 3 times a week right now)! We are doing our first race in Southern Utah this month (Dec 29th & 30) and we credit our confidence and desire to your training system.
Thanks again Gary, for reading this email, responding, and for taking the time to produce great videos that help beginners like me become decent riders in a short amount of time.
I look forward to hearing back from you!
I took one of Gary’s two day classes in Ohio 10-12 years ago when I was struggling in the C class. Prior to the class I had invested in all the hop up parts and suspension work I could afford and none of it made one shit bit of difference. Oh when I did case a jump it was smoother and my bike sounded bad ass but the trophies were few to nonexistent. I cannot stress how improved my whole skill set became after those two days. I have a barn full of trophies and one season championship under my belt (now retired from racing) and I really have to thank Gary for running a great program. BTW all that information helped me not only in MX but HS, GNCC, Ice Racing and Flat track.
If I were to do it again I would have gone to several of Gary’s classes when i was younger and only invested in better safety equipment.
BTW I’m not trying to spam Gary’s Schools but just giving you in my opinion the best advice I could to anyone who lines up on a gate.
Motophile365 (from Vital MX “Moto Related” forum)
My oh my what great memories I have hammering out countless hours of Semics drills. My dad was a tight ass & never sent me to his school, even thou we aren’t even 2 hours from his location. I myself was a beginner motocrosser that had only 3 harescramble races under my belt and laps put down on a couple backyard mx tracks.. So needless to say I wasn’t blitzing the whoops, railing berms or throwing fat whips. I was nothing more than a back marker in the 85cc 7-11 class of the local racing scene. I bullshit you not that within that same season I ended up beating kids that were waxing my ass at the start of it . Without a doubt the reason I made such quick improvements was by watching Semics VHS tapes (yes vhs) and religiously performing those drills for hours.. Turn tracks were what helped me the most, they’re the ticket.. I’d recommend any of his dvd’s or tapes.
Weiserguy (from Vital MX “Moto Related” forum)
Remember the guy bought the DVD’s for 2 months back? Anyway he asked me to thank you because this morning there was an open practice at the national track and he is clicking 8 seconds faster than his previous record and he is saying that he “never realized those drills really worked until he was on the track” He is really pleased and he is now convinced to buy the rest of the DVD’s you have.. within the week I’m going to sit with him and help him place an online order :)..
“I’ve used Gary’s training methods and programs since I first started working with him back in 1996. Since then I have tried some different personal trainers and have always returned to Gary’s programs because I’ve always felt the strongest when I was using them.
I’ve hired Gary as my personal trainer again this year in 2004. Gary’s been there and he knows motocross from the inside out”.
I just wanted to thank you for hiring all those instructors because not all of us can come to california.
My instructor was “ike” he really helped me with controling the bike better.He also helped me in the corners and on the jumps.
After I came back from the school I practiced the techniques over and over,then my confidence went way up I just felt more in control.
I also read your practice manual everyday and it helps me out a lot. I would like to add that I really had a good time at the school, we made jokes while we were setting the bikes up and it was fun and thats how it should be.
Brett Herring #57
I’m very excited about training with Gary, I think his training and workout programs have a great deal to offer. When I first met Gary he pointed out the simplest things about my bike set up, once we made those changes there was a huge difference in my riding.
He also has helped me with the positive mental thinking side of riding. That has help enormously! I think my future will no doubt include Gary Semics, I think who else would I have train me other than the man that helped train McGrath!
Ryan Villopoto #615
Thanks so much for the tip and can’t wait to come back to your MX School this year.
Jeff Seidenberg #934
PS-My dad just wanted to let you know that he thought you were so cool during the school (answering questions, never acting as if you were annoyed, helping another rider fix his bike) and loved how organized it was. If you and your son race again during the lunch break, I hope you beat him this year. You’re both super-fast!
Just wanted to say love your new training videos. The way you teach riders how to learn, practice new skills, worth every cent. You are the MAN Semics! Wish watched these years ago.