Shouldn’t I See A Bigger Percentage?!

Shouldn’t I See A Bigger Percentage?!

Yep, I can feel you might think that I’m sales pitching. I ensure to you that I’m not. I leave a final opinion about this to you of course, but I need you to look right into a ongoing problem. Let’s have a peek what I got to see within all the years I’m coaching countless 1on1’s and tons of classes on road and track…

The beginner rider

I bet that you personally have hundreds of stories yourselves, about friends who made their motorcycle drivers licenses. Then you might know on what kind of rider level they’ve been released into the wild. Beginners who shouldn’t have get a license that quick actually, getting it almost effortless by paying around 300 bux and 2 days in some parking-lot-tiptoeing school. The “training” is basically useless and counterproductive actually. It creates anxieties for using brakes- and it gives the rider a hard to remove picture of how schooling looks like and keeps most people away from even looking. Besides this- I have to unfuck pretty much everything they’ve been taught.

The intermediate rider

They are finally through minor operation essentials so that this doesn’t block learning, but since they that watching “Bad car drivers vs motorcycles”, or “Road rage in America volume 155” YouTube videos all f’n night- they don’t see the necessity for professional schooling (especially not since they remember what that was like). Also their riding buddies are all “experts” and tell them that they ‘don’t need this shit’. That’s the time when they create and manifest bad habits, self taught or from that riding buddy who is oh so fast and so must be a good rider and therefore an ‘instructor’.

The advanced rider

They have lots of miles on them meanwhile and went through some riding books. Also are more particular with the YouTube video choice now. Why, because they gained some knowledge of how it suppose to look like. Shouldn’t just this ring the bell here?! Anyway- They begin to look for professional schools now, but most of them end up in a “advanced riding clinic” for 350 bux- and of course tiptoeing again on some parking lot. And I still don’t know what the fuck can be considered to be advanced there. No clue!

The advanced plus rider

Thinks that they need to go to the track now, because they’ve heard that ‘you learn more in one track day than riding for a year on the road’. The actual learning effect is to get to see what total chaos on C group looks like. Yes it’s exciting, but since we can’t admit to our friends that we’re actually overwhelmed- we keep doing this and get to crash for a while. The need for professional schooling is now totally numbed, because there are “instructors” who tell something like “you look great out there” and then this within 5 minutes “just stick your elbow more out”.

The expert rider

Yes they are faster now, but that’s almost happening naturally, surely not because they “stick their elbows more out”. They drag knee now, and so they think that they’ve ‘arrived’. For the majority- this marks top league and there is not much more to do here. Speed indicates goodness. Does it really?! So here and then we’re looking into books again because we stuck. I wonder why….

The expert plus rider

Thinks that there is nobody and nothing out there who can teach one or two things. We keep crashing, are frustrated and lose fun riding. He/she spends now 10.000 dollars on a fancy racing school for all 4 levels but still stuck- finally calls me and asks for help. Yea, I’m still not sales pitching. I just make a point!

The comparison

So… I know that you somewhere see yourself in this picture as well, but please understand that I don’t want you to feel bad with yourselves or even offended. THIS is just the way it goes nova days. You guys learned the wrong things- in the wrong order- at the wrong time- and in the wrong manner. Go ask me how I know!!!

I understand that some of you will hate when I run a comparison to me, and I actually don’t like it myself. But without a direct comparison- there ain’t no conclusion. However, here is the thang… I’ve learned it all from the scratch and made my carrier from a street rider to amateur racing- to international pro racing and almost up to top gun- MotoGP. Today I am still a professional rider and coach. All of it basically learned without any influences in a high volume competitive environment. No books- no schools- no videos- no coaches. Not that I didn’t wanted it this way- it’s because there was nothing like it, besides one totally senseless book.

Yes there is always this ‘well, coach has the talent’ excuse coming, but I can tell you right up… nobody is born with a ‘Racing DNA’ and with that word, you would actually only discredit what I did there giving my heart, soul and blood. So please don’t do that. Just compare my way to your way…

superbike-coach tip of the weekThe conclusion

Cut of wish-thinking and you see that there is nothing else to learn on a damn parking lot ones you can shift through the gears. There is also a very low outcome of learning ‘advanced slow maneuver techniques’ all of those schools came up with, cuz’ in fact this is all they actually allowed do on a f’n parking lot. If you still believe this, you might live in a denial there.

Also your riding buddy knows shit actually. He just became naturally faster than you, so it appears to be a good and free source. I know you might feel offended here with this word and suggest that I’m sales pitching. I’m not… I’m just the one telling you the truth. Truth is a damn sharp knife- It cuts best. Take it.

Reading books about it doesn’t help you much. This is not Math, which you can learn from a book if you’re smart enough. This is more like reading a book about climbing the Eiger North Wall, and then go there to f’n die. And yea, you are guided by your riding buddy who seem and act to know how to get all the way up that Eiger mountain while he actually has no clue how to hold your ropes him selves. Tough thang with that truth huh?!

Same goes for watching all those videos. Why?… even if you read or watch an episode of how to counter steer… who says you got it right or still wrong??? You??? No, because there is no quality control after all for you, right? Another aspect here is… What’s the quality of that information. You don’t even know that YouTube channel guy who believes to be a Rock Star.

Another aspect is, that there seems to be nobody out there who knows in what order things should be taught. You can’t properly learn to trail brake- randomly some-when. Your eyes and brain might be not ready yet and many things have to be unfucked first before this can be served in the right doses and in the right manner at the god damn right time.

Same goes for that B-Level racer who ‘works’ for a free meal and track time for a track day organizer as an instructor (i can imagine how that feels like when I’m saying this, but consider it as a help to improve your service). Some call them professionals… no they are not! He tells you to “stick those elbows more out” and then goes back to race the other instructors throughout C-group and to literally cut into peoples lines (guess why I’m working with my 1on1s at only 2 track day organizers!). That’s what’s happening. That’s the truth. You take it, cuz’ you would love to look like Marc Marquez. It supports what you’re wish-thinking right there and so… it must be right. In fact though- you just been taught the ABC starting with a P.

So…

I get to see all these riders in Superbike-Coach classes and 1on1’s. That’s about 1200 to 1500 students per year!!! I see all levels, categories, characters, ages and genders… all of them should be highly educated when you consider what you guys have nova days- ALL THIS- all those ‘riding schools’, rock stars, ton loads of riding books, and especially those YouTube videos…

But guess what… I don’t get to see that. I don’t see much of a solid fully through operated counter steering. A few I can count of one hand who came and performed trail braking in all those years I’m doing this. A FEW…!!!

Consider all this… shouldn’t I see a bigger percentage?! Now what does this make all those books, schools and rock star videos???!!!

It should make you asking questions actually. Not everything which glares in the sun is gold.

Headcoach Can Akkaya, Superbike-Coach Corp

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Personal letter from Coach to his new cornering school graduates

To my cornering school graduates :)

Can’t tell you how proud I am for each one of you, and that’s mostly not because of the progress ya’ll made throughout the time I’ve seen ya… more because of ‘the change’ I’ve seen- you point of view- you have goals- you’re on a mission- you grew, maybe in many ways- you’re mentally stronger- your attitudes elevated- respect- love- passion!

Did you fully ‘arrive’?… No, and I hope for you that you never will, because this is the fuel for love and passion, isn’t it?!

The sad part for me is that I won’t see some of you again, but for those who want to repeat will be rewarded in many ways.

Now how about you finally wrap up a public review and let others know what they are missing out (Angie’s List, BBB, Google reviews, FB fan page , Yelp)! Proof that I am not wrong with you.

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If you don’t want to repeat CSD- you are qualified to do the Track Academy, Suspension Workshop & Track Time, Body Pos class, Knee Down and Wheelie classes. Keep having fun with Superbike-Coach and explore what else is in you and your hobby.

Thanks again for helping to surprise the shit out of Marion. Please upload your vids here. Share them on social medias as well as Dean’s featured pictures. The rest of it comes towards the end of this week.

So… I’ll never forget you and your personalities. You’re my kids now :-)

Stay loyal, proud and smart.

Your Coach!

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Coach renews his proposal during class

Can Akkaya, headcoach of the Superbike-Coach Corp, renews the proposal to his wife Marion during cornering school day 3 on Valentines Day. It was a huge surprise for her when all students began to surround her with revving engines. Superbike-Coach is family which you might only understand when joining our programs.

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New date for Track Academy from last December

Finally rescheduled from last December is this track academy class to 3/13/2021
We’re glad we could move this so that nobody lost anything. That’s what Superbike-Coach does for its kids!
All students on the roster and waiting list are informed via email. Please respond to it.
Headcoach Can Akkaya, Superbike-Coach Corp
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Superbike-Coach Announces Its 2021 Schedule

Sacramento, CA – January 2021

Superbike-Coach announced its 2021 class schedule today. The popular riding school has upped the stakes to include new benefits and offers to their students and track day riders, and welcomes about 1500 riders per year from all over the world. Superbike-Coach provides sport photography by Dean Lonskey free of charge at all classes and events. And, the track fee is included at their Cornering School program. They also offer free snacks, coffee and drinks throughout the day. The riding school offers these unique classes and renowned 1-on-1 programs for both track and street riders:

The 2021 season class event schedule is as follows:

Cornering School – Day 1, at Little 99 Raceway on 01/17/2021, 0 spots are left, $0.00

Road Skill 1on3, SF East Bay, at Pleasanton on 01/24/2021, 2 spots are left, $200.00

Cornering School – Day 2, at Little 99 Raceway on 01/31/2021, 1 spots are left, $139.00

Cornering School – Day 3, at Little 99 Raceway on 02/14/2021, 0 spots are left, $0.00

Track Drill 1on3, Sonoma Raceway, at Sonoma Raceway on 02/20/2021, 2 spots are left, $370.00

Road Skill 1on3, Foothills, at Placerville, CA on 02/21/2021, 2 spots are left, $200.00

Cornering School – Day 1, at Little 99 Raceway on 02/28/2021, 18 spots are left, $139.00

Body Positioning Class, at Little 99 Raceway on 03/14/2021, 14 spots are left, $139.00

Free Student Ride Out With Superbike-Coach, at Meet up at parking lot behind McDonalds on 03/21/2021, 18 spots are left, $0.00

Cornering School – Day 1, at Little 99 Raceway on 03/28/2021, 25 spots are left, $139.00

Cornering School – Day 2, at Little 99 Raceway on 04/11/2021, 22 spots are left, $139.00

Knee Down, at Little 99 Raceway on 04/17/2021, 5 spots are left, $169.00

Wheelie Course, at Little 99 Raceway on 04/18/2021, 5 spots are left, $189.00

Track Drill 1on3, Thunderhill West Raceway, at Thunderhill Raceway on 04/24/2021, 3 spots are left, $290.00

Track Drill 1on3, Thunderhill West Raceway, at Thunderhill Raceway on 04/25/2021, 3 spots are left, $290.00

Track Drill 1on3, Thunderhill East Raceway, at Thunderhill Raceway on 05/02/2021, 3 spots are left, $350.00

Track Drill 1on3, Laguna Seca Raceway, at Laguna Seca Raceway on 05/07/2021, 3 spots are left, $380.00

Cornering School – Day 3, at Little 99 Raceway on 05/16/2021, 23 spots are left, $139.00

Cornering School – Day 1, at Little 99 Raceway on 05/23/2021, 25 spots are left, $139.00

Track Drill 1on3, Laguna Seca Raceway, at Laguna Seca Raceway on 05/31/2021, 3 spots are left, $380.00

Cornering School – Day 1, at Little 99 Raceway on 06/06/2021, 30 spots are left, $139.00

Cornering School – Day 2, at Little 99 Raceway on 06/19/2021, 28 spots are left, $139.00

Track Drill 1on3, Buttonwillow Raceway on the NEW TRACK, at Buttonwillow Raceway Park on 06/28/2021, 3 spots are left, $325.00

Track Drill 1on3, Thunderhill East Raceway, at Thunderhill Raceway on 07/03/2021, 3 spots are left, $350.00

Track Drill 1on3, Thunderhill East Raceway, at Thunderhill Raceway on 07/04/2021, 3 spots are left, $350.00

Knee Down, at Little 99 Raceway on 07/10/2021, 24 spots are left, $169.00

Wheelie Course, at Little 99 Raceway on 07/11/2021, 33 spots are left, $189.00

Suspension Workshop & Track Time, at Little 99 Raceway on 07/25/2021, 25 spots are left, $99.00

Cornering School – Day 3, at Little 99 Raceway on 08/08/2021, 27 spots are left, $139.00

Cornering School – Day 1, at Little 99 Raceway on 08/22/2021, 30 spots are left, $139.00

Track Drill 1on4, Buttonwillow Raceway, at Buttonwillow Raceway Park on 09/04/2021, 4 spots are left, $325.00

Track Drill 1on4, Buttonwillow Raceway, at Buttonwillow Raceway Park on 09/05/2021, 4 spots are left, $325.00

Cornering School – Day 1, at Little 99 Raceway on 09/12/2021, 30 spots are left, $139.00

Track Drill 1on3, Buttonwillow Raceway on the NEW TRACK, at Buttonwillow Raceway Park on 09/16/2021, 3 spots are left, $325.00

Track Drill 1on3, Buttonwillow Raceway on the NEW TRACK, at Buttonwillow Raceway Park on 09/17/2021, 3 spots are left, $325.00

Rider Passenger Class, at Little 99 Raceway on 09/26/2021, 26 spots are left, $169.00

Cornering School – Day 2, at Little 99 Raceway on 10/03/2021, 29 spots are left, $139.00

Knee Down, at Little 99 Raceway on 10/16/2021, 24 spots are left, $169.00

Wheelie Course, at Little 99 Raceway on 10/17/2021, 33 spots are left, $189.00

Cornering School – Day 3, at Little 99 Raceway on 11/07/2021, 30 spots are left, $139.00

Cornering School – Day 1, at Little 99 Raceway on 11/14/2021, 30 spots are left, $139.00

Cornering School – Day 1, at Little 99 Raceway on 11/21/2021, 30 spots are left, $139.00

Cornering School – Day 2, at Little 99 Raceway on 12/05/2021, 30 spots are left, $139.00

Track Academy, at Little 99 Raceway on 12/12/2021, 25 spots are left, $139.00

Track Drill 1on3, Laguna Seca Raceway, at Laguna Seca Raceway on 12/13/2021, 3 spots are left, $380.00

 

More Road Skill classes will be added during the year.

Superbike-Coach Corp