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Knee Down Class Has Been Booked Out Again

Three months upfront… the Superbike-Coach Knee Down class has been booked out. This alone may doesn’t say much to you, but our 85% success rate tells the story. Oh… and hundreds of testimonials on https://www.superbike-coach.com/177-2/student-testimonials

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Happy 2015 :-)

First off… I’m hoping you guys had a great Christmas with your families- Happy new year btw :-)

It’s been one year ago when I announced Superbike-Coach’s new website. Hey… it happened again:
I personally love the design. It is fresh- modern- and represents Superbike-Coach pretty good. Just hoping that you like it, because that’s why we’re doing this. So let me tell you a little bit what’s under the hood of this baby:

  • Superbike-Coach ideal line definition100% smart phone ready (responsive)
  • More quality on images
  • Improved booking system
  • Login area for booking status
  • Better schedule overviews with info system
  • Less linked-links for easier usage
  • Program pages reorganized for easier usage
  • Improved social media connectivity
  • Oh… and better looks :-)

Besides this big update on the website itself, we also come up with some interesting new stuff at the same time:

  • Supermotard 1on1- which I know you would love. You don’t have a adequate Supermoto… easy- just rent one from Superbike-Coach, and have some fun with me on Supermoto tracks, where I am using HD video and GPS data to coach you. This is good for street- track- and racers.
  • 2015 schedule- packed with Cornering School Days, Track Drills, Laguna Seca Specials, Seminars and Tours.
  • New blog sections- ‘Glossary of our Sport’, and ‘Coach’s Motorcycle Bible’- where I come up with tips & tricks around your ride… hopefully with every newsletter.

I really hope you guys enjoy the new website, which motivates to explore. I love this piece and what it stands for. Hope to see you in a class one day.

Coach Can

Superbike-Coach Corp

Why I Consider Rider Education In California A Joke – Part 2/3

As you might remember from reading part 1- I still consider the general motorcycle rider education nothing else as a joke. That hasn’t much changed since then, so I’d like to make riders aware of these things, and not to bend down too early for that shiny thing… it’s maybe not gold, even when it looks like it…

bookOK, do you agree with me that ‘reading’ a book about the Alps is different as actually ‘being’ in the Alps?!  Motorcycle riding is not a static 1- 2- 3- thing… this is loaded with emotions, variables and ‘feelings’.  It’s not just black and white- but lots of gray zones. A book can’t make you feeling these things, and it’s on the imagination of its reader how the content… has found a place on his/her mind. In other words… what if you read a book about how to ride a motorcycle- but your imagination gives you a other understanding about it?! The result

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Why I Consider Rider Education In California A Joke – Part 1/3

Straight out: I consider the general motorcycle rider education- at least in California, nothing else as a joke. Though, my guess is that the situation isn’t much better in other states. First of- my knowledge comes from teaching thousands of students on the track and street- asking pretty much each of them from who- and where they learned from. I’ll give you some ‘pictures’ according to what I’ve seen where their level at:

There was a 17 year old new rider in one of me ‘Cornering School Day‘ classes and he was taught by “the” certified institution for motorcycle drivers licenses what ‘Trail Braking’ is. Quote: “...it’s applying the rear brake by being on the throttle while entering a turn“.  I have no name for that kind of “made-up”- but theories…

  1. No clue theory:  “The” certified institution has no idea what Trail Braking actually is, and just made this up… or
  2. No resources theory:  They actually know why the best riders on this planet are doing it- but can’t teach it… or
  3. Marketing theory (my favorite): They figured that the Trail Braking process involves front brake usage while entering a turn is actually a conflict to their certified curriculum- to stay away from the front brake doing any leaning.  The goal… in order to “sell” to the people that they do “teach” Trail Braking, and to have an effective Google key word driving traffic to their website… they just made their version of Trail Braking up

There was that 65 years old Lady who reached retirement and bought a brand new motorcycle to finally live her dream.  She called me to teach her to

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Tips for a good start in the new riding season

Tons of tips are available on the internet.  Some are good- some are bad… real bad.

Actually so bad, that it might end up in a disaster when you follow half-knowledge people.  Advice number one… don’t listen to someone on a forum who thinks that using the rear brake makes more sense today as it made sense 20 years ago…. no- it still doesn’t make sense, because rules of physics don’t change.  I understand that all of these “good” advices sound plausible for the newbie, and especially this is why you should spend less time listening to them.

If you are all set for the new riding season comes down to three factors;

1) riding experience;  The experience (and this includes also close calls, crashes, and tons of feeling) is the only thing can’t be taught, but all of it makes the rider. You gotta go through this on your own.

2) knowledge;  Can be taught in schools (there are good and bad ones), videos (not on youtube though), or books (good source)… and you’ll learn only if you admit to have to learn- even if you think you’re a heck of a rider.  I’d prefer a school, because reading about climbing is kinda different as really hanging on the edge of a cliff Read more