Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Carl Fogarty Replica Shark Speed-R Helmet Won

+Wiggysan Wiggysan won this 20th Anniversary Carl Fogarty Replica Shark Speed-R helmet courtesy of +Firecrest Motorcycle Outfitters and #womoco .

Thanks to everyone who entered and look out for more great events as our community continues to grow.  Click on the hashtag #myoldlid  to see all the entries.

+Firecrest Motorcycle Outfitters also offer a 10% Discount to all #womoco members so check them out.

Friday, March 06, 2015

The new motorcycle training program in California is a big success

A couple of days ago I got a letter from a friend of mine who is involved in the development and management of the new California Motorcycle Safety Program and it seems like the program is being widely accepted and praised by instructors and students alike. Here is a transcript of his letter (published with permission):

It is now the first of March, since we started the transition to the new program here in California we have now had over 300 of the existing instructors get updated to the new program. We still have training going on including training for new instructors starting this month. (In fact in case you are still interested we will be doing one in May in Merced). Our transition team was assembled from the best trainers from across the country, and they all worked hard to make sure that the instructors are successful. It was a monumental task and our team pulled it off in grand fashion.

The first approved sites were up, running and able to start offering training in the middle of January just a couple days after the official contract was signed. As of March 1st almost all of the state sites are up and running. Every site owner I have spoken with is telling me how much they like the new program and how much the students are getting from it as well. Both the students and the instructors are excited! All sites I have spoken with are booked out two to four weeks in advance right now.

Students leave the class so excited they are asking what other training they can do and the instructors are also excited to learn more. Most instructors not only want to take more advanced classes now that they realize there is so much more to learn, they are excited to teach them as well. As a result we are already offering many of our intermediate classes all over the state (And they are part of the CMSP Premier Program) and they fill up almost as soon as we post them. This is a great shift in how the instructors think; now many realize that they themselves have a lot to learn as riders to be better and safer. We can never learn too much and we should never stop learning. They are excited to work toward making themselves better riders and instructors.

We have managed to change the emphasis from getting a license to getting trained to ride better. Things are moving in the direction we had hoped, but faster than we expected. It is also amazing to see the interest from other states in what we are doing. We are fielding questions and interest from several other states. Up until this happened here, other states had very limited options for alternatives to what the MSF offered for classes. Now that there are options people are all watching and asking. As a result of all this we are working 7 days a week and 10 to 14 hours a day. I have no complaints; I know that being a part of all this has been worth it.

I'm excited to see how this turns out in the long run but, for starters, the new program seems to me like a big hit already.

Kudos for the State of California, the California Highway Patrol and the Total Control team for putting this together.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

We Are Now 20,000 Members Strong.

We have reached a total of 20,000 members on Google+ and the World Motorcycle Community   #womoco  would like to thank all of you for joining us.  To do this we have some special rewards for you.  Take a look.

+Firecrest Motorcycle Outfitters is offering a great giveaway of a20th Anniversary Carl Fogarty Replica Shark Speed-R Helmet!  Click this Link for details -   #MyOldLid   
+Firecrest Motorcycle Outfitters is also offering a 20% discount to all members for the next 2 weeks and then they will give you a 10% discount on all future purchases.  Use the code #womoco2k  for the 20% and #womoco  for the 10%.
---------------------------------------------- is offering a 20% discount to all members from 28th Feb for a week (code #womoco20 ) and then they will give you a10% discount on all future purchases starting 7th Mar 2015 (code#womoco ).
+Video Sunglasses VSUN Canada are offering a Pair of Video Sunglasses VV2.   Click this link -
+Video Sunglasses VSUN Canada are also offering free clear lenseswhen you buy their video usb sunglasses and free shipping on all purchases over $100 until 28th Feb if you follow their G+ page or like their Facebook page.
+Continental Motorcycle Tyres UK are offering 2 quality motorcycle covers and 5 DVD sets from Nick Saunders for members in the UK and Republic of Ireland.   Click this link -
+Moto Officina are offering 5 or their stylish shirts with your name embroidered on them.  Click this link for details -
+Ride2Roam are offering a €100 discount on their tour prices for one week after we reach 20,000 members and a permanent discount of €50 on future tours. Use the code #womoco .

Now It’s Your Turn
Make a post to our community introducing yourself and your interest in motorcycling with a photo of yourself and your motorcycle - if you have one. If you have any ideas about how we can improve#womoco  please let us know.  Finally good luck and enjoy the celebrations.

Your moderators:  +Karl Hargreaves  +Speed Triple & R1200GS +John Nelson  +Kev Quirk  +Ofir Ramirez-Rios  +MichaƂ Mikulski  and me.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Help #WoMoCo Celebrate 20,000 Members

Calling all motorcycle related companies, or anyone else for that matter, who would like to help the World Motorcycle Community - celebrate reaching 20,000 members.

We already have a permanent offer of 10% discount from +Firecrest Motorcycle Outfitters and we are talking to about their proposals.

If you can offer something towards the celebrations, be it big or small, then please send a message to, contact me on Hangout or send me a private message on Google+.

Thanks for your help.

Friday, January 30, 2015

19,000 Members In #WoMoCo!

19,000 Members In  #WoMoCo !

Well done everyone and especially our great contributors and team of moderators.  If you've joined but not posted yet why not take the opportunity now to post a photo of your bike and introduce yourself?

On the road to 20,000 members!

Thanks to +John Kapelakis for the photo.


Watch out for great giveaways for our 20,000 member anniversary.

#womoco Calendar

If you have any motorcycling events coming up share a link to your Google Calendar or tell us about the event in the comments below.  This calendar appears permanently in the right hand column of our blog and is linked to on our 19,000 member Google+ community.