Posts from the ‘Coaching’ category

Go Slow to Go Fast

We’ve all heard the saying that you have to “go slow to go fast,” but what exactly does it mean?   As riders we often long…

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Emergency Braking

I’ve seen it happen on more than one occasion, riders attempting to make emergency stops with all sorts of detrimental errors.  I’ve seen them lock up…

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School or Track Day?

So, you are thinking of taking your bike to the track for the very first time.  Congratulations and be prepared to become addicted!  What should you…

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The Limit: Exploring Front Tire Traction

When searching for the “limit” on our bikes there are two probable outcomes, you either crash or you don’t. I’ve experienced both.   The first time I…

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Situational Awareness

Situational awareness is what is going to help you see the car cutting across your lane before it happens, or the pothole that is in the…

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What’s a Tankslapper?

A tank slapper is a rapid, high intensity and unwanted motion of the handlebars back and forth.  Literally it is the slapping of the bars from…

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Throttle Control: Part I

Mention the term “Throttle Control” to any rider and they will nod importantly and say something to the likes of, “yep throttle control is really important!”…

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Throttle Control: Part II

Read Part I Here:   So, when exactly do you want to get on the gas?   Think about it like this, when you get on…

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Tips for Riding in the Rain

When riding in the rain I think about and adjust four main things with my riding; Braking, Steering, Throttle Control and Body position.   Braking:  Everyone…

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Tips for Riding with a Passenger

Taking a passenger on the back of your bike is a big deal.  You are now completely responsible for that person’s well being.  They have trusted…

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