I flew to Las Vegas Motor Speedway for an end of season two day mini-camp with California Superbike School. The best school for track riders in the country. Keith Code himself and his coaches are always able to find imperfections in my technique and give me tools to ride faster and safer.
As the saying goes, you can never practice enough. Last week I spent two days at Sonoma Raceway training on my Aprilia Tuono RSV4. This year I have mostly ridden open track days but as a result I have fallen into some bad riding habits…so two days back in school really helped work out some kinks in my riding technique. I have four track days scheduled at both Sonoma Raceway and Laguna Seca over the next six weeks which I am very excited and a bit nervous about. You can’t beat California Superbike School for learning how to ride safe and fast.
In order to become a competent (less jittery) track rider this year, I decided to get some training by one of the best, if not the best superbike instructors in the country, Keith Code of – California Superbike School. More on Keith and his fantastic school later, but one of the side benifits of taking his school is the opportunity to meet other superbike enthusits.
This week I took one of Keith’s min-camps at Sears Point raceway in Sonoma, California. During my class I was in a group of four other riders, and we spent two days on the track and briefing rooms discussing our riding with the goal of shaving seconds off our lap-times. For the record I think I was the slowest in the group, but I am improving, slowly.
In my group were a couple of really cool people and I enjoyed spending the two days with them trying to perfect our lines. Attached is a pic, with me on the left, next to Christian Bale one of the nicest guys I have ever met, Leon Camier a factory World Superbike rider for Aprilla and Anil Swami another CRM software guru. -john