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A&S Motorcycles Roseville officially supports the Superbike-Coach Corp

Nothing makes more sense than this relationship. A&S Motorcycles in Roseville officially supports the Superbike-Coach Corp.

A & S Motorcycles opened its doors in 1968. Anthony and Adrian Felice and Sheldon Pine founded the company and their first name initials provided it’s name – “A&S”. Our first location was in Folsom, CA and we expanded to an additional salvage operation on Franklin Blvd. in Sacramento in 1982. By 1988 we’d also been doing business on Auburn Blvd. in Citrus Heights and it was there that we opened the BMW motorcycle dealership along with the newly-revived Triumph brand, serving the greater Sacramento area.  Still more growth finally resulted in the move to our current location in Roseville CA in 1999. In 2009 we added Ducati motorcycles and in 2011, we brought back Triumph motorcycles, making us your one-stop shop for premium motorcycle brands.

AS LogoWe are looking forward to a long lasting and healthy partnership with A&S. Randy Felice, manager at A&S took always good care of Superbike-Coach bikes. We’ll be around at their events and to do some seminars.

Headcoach Can Akkaya, Superbike-Coach Corp

Being a talented motorcycle rider

I hate the word ‘talent’. Nobody is born with a ‘racing DNA’. Just because your dad rode bikes or even raced, doesn’t mean ‘you got it’. They might be able to teach you though, but that’s not what I want to throw a light on. Let’s take a deeper look what that word might does to you.

You see a rider or watch MotoGP racing and go… man, this guy is talented! But you, personally, don’t see such mystical medical phenomena running through your vanes. You are not even confident enough to lie to yourself that you are some kinda ‘talented’. And here ya go… your road block is set, because you don’t believe you don’t have talent- you’re not even trying to get there. You might think this all came naturally to those who are ‘talented’.

To be honest, you didn’t just extended learning curve- you also put a crack into your own confidence. Oh, and you also just took the credit of all those racers who dedicated their life to become what and where they are. They gave their blood, sweat and bones to ‘learn’ everything which you might see as naturally gifted. That’s not right, cuz’ some even have died to get there. Nothing good comes for free, naturally, or in a nice gift box in this sport. Nothing. Everything you see is learnable, so don’t ‘hide’ behind a fancy, lazy, and mystically glowing word.

Though, there is something in one or the other. Those who have a good eye-hand coordination. Those who have a good feel for distance and speed. A person with ‘this’ is probably good with any other sports too. If you have ‘this’, then you might pick things up quick. If you don’t… don’t worry. Just don’t hide behind the word, stand up and say ‘I can get there too no matter how long it’ll take’. It just needs self-honesty and allowances to have a less steep learning curve. If you can arrange that with yourself, then you are on a more health path actually. Let’s see why.

Superbike-Coach level chartNow let’s say have a good eye-hand-coordination. Everything seems to get to you easier and quicker. Being a quick learner sounds incredibly positive, doesn’t it? But is it really?! Let me tell you why not with this time line. The red line reflects all the physical skills you’ve learned, so braking steering, shifting etc. The better your eye-hand-coordination, feel for distance and speed, and also depending on your size of balls- that line goes up quickly. Too quick for the most, because with all the physical skill set you’ll become TOO EARLY TOO FAST!

By then, your eyes and brain are not trained yet- not ready yet. Your instinct hasn’t developed yet. That blue line right there takes up way more time to create. This line feeds on all the stuff during your time as a rider or racer. Feeling the front tire limit the first time in your life is quite an experience. The difference of a good/bad line. A stressed out bike at maximum braking power and so on and so on. All this creates muscle memory. Feels, sounds, smalls, time, distance, sight, memory. It’s what granny use to say… you’ll learn more from loosing than from winning, and she’s damn right!

So why are you trying so hard to learn all those physical skills so fast?! Rome hasn’t build in one f’n day. Take your time, because if those two lines through your time isn’t in a health balance… you’re screwed. It begins to work against you. Go, ask me how I know…

Headcoach Can Akkaya, Superbike-Coach Corp

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Student & Donator Ride Out Was A Blast

Pandemic and lock downs got in the way, but Superbike-Coach could finally turn over what’s been promised for a long time.

The SBC team of Marion, Chris, Mark, Wayne, Dean and myself delivered so that this free student and donator ride out was such a blast that we decided to plan such (or other) get-togethers ones a year. Here are some of Dean Lonskeys pictures.

Headcoach Cn Akkaya, Superbike-Coach Corp

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Congrats to all Cornering School day 1 to 3 students

Huge thanks to Superbike-Coach photographer Dean Lonskey for all those years of determination, commitment and effort, but especially for loyalty and friendship.

Headcoach Can Akkaya, Superbike-Coach Corp

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Rider Passenger Class Rescheduled

Unfortunately I have to make a decision in regard to your Rider Passenger Class.

We’ll have to move this class from 9/16/ to 11/21/ in order to cover the high demand for Cornering Day 1 classes.

Headcoach Can Akkaya, Superbike-Coach Corp