After a few years of club racing, and crashing nearly every bike I rode, I had a big crash over 140 mph. I was bummed, and didn’t know the real reason I had crashed.
I still loved riding, but had hit a brick wall and wasn’t getting any faster. Lap after lap of frustration, taking advice from friends that never seemed to work, or I couldn’t implement.
A close friend of mine introduced me to James Toohey, a CSS instructor. He convinced me to go to school with the Superbike crew.
Wow! What a difference! I was hooked.
Fast forward and now I’m in my fourth year of coaching. I love meeting new students. Every time I’m with a student and get to witness the “aha” moment of discovering what is holding them back, it reminds me of my first big win at the school. All in all the best part of being a coach is that the drills actually work! It doesn’t matter who you are, the motorcycle will respond when given the proper inputs.
Another benefit to coaching is all the great people I’ve met from all over the world, who I am now proud to call friends.
Oh and by the way, I haven’t fallen down of my own accord since I’ve been a student and now a coach at California Superbike School.