My name is Sheldon and I have been riding for about 13 years. I have about 150,000 plus miles on motorcycles. Most of the 150,000 plus miles on motorcycles were weaving in and out of traffic on a daily basis. Accelerating at high rates of speed in heavy and than stopping quickly. On a daily basis I am weaving in and out of traffic to catch up to speeding motorists. I am a motor officer for a Southern California police department. I am also currently a California Motorcycle Safety Instructor.
A big thing I saw in the Antelope Valley is a lack of more advanced training. The classes I am teaching are to help you become a safer and more aware rider.
As a police officer, I saw way too many motorcycle accidents where riders have been injured or killed due to a lack of experience. I decided to start this school because I want to try and reduce the amount of motorcycle accidents.
In 2007, I went through a MSF course and thought that I knew how to ride. I thought that until I rode my motorcycle off the road. Luckily I didn't get hurt. It was at that moment that I realized I had a lot more training to do or I was going to get myself hurt or killed.
I would ride on and off for years. I had owned several different types of bikes.
In 2015, I started training to become a motor officer. I knew that motor officer school had a 60% failure rate. I spent an hour a day, five days a week training for almost a year before I went to motor school. I passed motor school and I have been on a motor ever since. I love riding motorcycles and when I can put work and motorcycles together, Its a dream come true.
When I started learning the low speed skills for a motor officer, I realized that my riding all around got better. Learning how to effectively use my clutch and throttle made me a faster and better rider no matter what I was doing.
In August of 2017, I was in a serious motorcycle accident on duty. I broke my femur at the knee, severe road rash in several areas on my body, and dislocated my shoulder. It took me 10 months to recover including two surgeries and 9 months of physical therapy. I had to relearn how to walk again. I figured if I was involved in a bad motorcycle accident it would dissuade me from ever riding again. It actually had the opposite effect on me. I would gauge how well I was doing if I could reach the foot pegs on motorcycle again and put my hands on the handlebars.
Every time I get on a motorcycle, I am training. I will continue to challenge myself and continue to take different classes for on the road and off the road to make myself a better rider.
There are three different courses that you can take at Prorider Antelope Valley:
Precision and Control Course (4 Hours)
Defensive Riding Course (4 Hours)
Advanced Skills Course (8 Hours)
If your not ready for these courses, I am also available for private lessons.
Motor Officer Certification: February/2016
California Motorcycle Safety Program Instructor August/2019
California Motorcycle Safety Program Intermediate Instructor June/2021