Posts from the ‘Coaching’ category

Impressive Student Turnaround

I’ve had some pretty amazing student success stories in the past 10 years I’ve been a riding coach with the California Superbike School but one of…

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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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Day in the Life: California Superbike School Coach: Part I

It’s 5:30 am and the alarm rings for the 5th morning in a row, fiercely interrupting my dreams. It sounds like a train wreck rattling my…

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Day in the Life: California Superbike School Coach: Part II

The most amazing thing about working as a coach for the California Superbike School, is seeing the improvement of the students over the course of the…

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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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