Arkansas Motorcycle Safety
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RiderCoach Biographies

Since 2005 I have been an MSF certified instructor for the BRC, ERC, Advanced Rider Course, Sport bike K-course, Scooter Course and 3-wheeled BRC courses. I am also a Dirt Bike Coach and ATV Safety Instructor. Since 2007 I have also been an MSF Rider Coach Trainer.

I have been an avid dirt bike, ATV and motorcycle rider since the age of 14. Safety has always been of utmost importance to me, thus my continued interest in safety training and the potential we have in this state for starting our own program and making a difference in people’s lives. I also hold a position with the AR State Police, Highway Safety Office, as the State Motorcycle Safety Program Coordinator and Committee Chairperson. I currently ride a 2005 Honda Goldwing 1800.

MSF RiderCoach BRC, ERC

GWRRA Master Rider Course Instructor in Trike, Trike/Trailer, Trailer, Advanced Rider Course, Co-Rider Course, Road Captain Course, Team Riding Course. GWRRA Master Leadership Instructor, GWRRA Officer Certification Program Trainer, Parking Lot Practice Facilitator. AARP Driver Safety Course Instructor

MC owned: Yamaha 80, Honda 350, Suzuki 1000, Honda GoldWing 1200, Honda GoldWing 1500, and Honda GoldWing 1800.

Current MC is 2010 Honda GoldWing 1800.

MC Membership: Gold Wing Road Rider Association

I have been riding motorcycles since the age of 15. I am still riding at the age of 62. I joined GWRRA in 2001 and took my first ERC. I was so impressed by what I had learned that I wanted to be a part of it. Passing good riding skills on to others and giving them the tools to do so. I became a RC and started teaching the BRC and ERC. At the same time I became a Rider Course Instructor with GWRRA and was certified to teach Trike course, Then Trailering, Co-Rider, Trike/trailering, Road Captain, and Team Riding, In 2004 I became a Leadership Training Instructor and in a few years worked my way up to become a Master Leadership Training Instructor. I saw a chance to help the motoring public and the motorcycling public in seeing each other. I became a Certified Instructor for AARP's Driver Safety Program. I travel over 22000 miles a year teaching MSF and GWRRA courses all over the country.

I ride a motorcycle as my primary transportation and as my PREFERRED transportation.

In the about 40 years that I have been riding, I have ridden almost every make and type of bike available. Currently, the three bikes that I ride most often for my daily commute are a 1999 Kawasaki Drifter (1500 cruiser), a 2006 Kawasaki Ninja 650R (actually belongs to Terri) and a 2007 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14. I started working as a RiderCoach because I enjoy riding so much and feel that the safety education and training that is a big part of MSF is something that is very important, needed and tends to be overlooked all to often.

27 May 2010 - MSF ARC-ST, Camp Robinson
6 June 2010 - California Superbike School Level III, Birmingham, alBlurb about me:
I became a re-entry rider in 2003 and made all of the classic mistakes a re-entry rider can make. The solution was to take a safety course. I was so impressed with the valuable lessons I learned that I decided to become a Rider Coach and share my love of riding with other riders. I have coached over 700 riders in over 70 courses since 2006. I also take at least one motorcycle safety or skills course every year to keep my riding skills sharp and gain new insights to share with my students. Although my current bikes lean toward the sporty side, I have ridden many enjoyable miles on cruisers as well.
CURRENT RIDES: Yamaha FJR, Yamaha FZ-6R.

Nate Lakin has been riding motorcycles for 29 years.

He has been a MSF RiderCoach since 2003, qualified in the Basic Rider Course, Experienced Rider Course, and the Advanced Rider Course Sportbike Techniques. He also teaches the Total Control Advanced Riding Clinic, and the USAF AMC Sportbike Course. In addition to teaching he also raced for 2 years while stationed in Europe. He is an avid motorcyclist who is dedicated to improving the safety and enhancing the motorcycling experience for all.

Since 2004 I have been an MSF certified instructor for the BRC, ERC, and scooter courses. I started teaching in Germany and when I moved to Arkansas I continued to teach. I’ve been teaching for Arkansas Motorcycle Safety for 6 years.
I’ve been a motorcycle rider since the age of 20, and safety has always been a very important part of my riding and life. I’ve always thought that if at least one thing I teach saves a student’s life then the time was well spent. I fully believe in this program and have heard from past students what a difference having the training has made for them.
Since I’ve started to teach here in Arkansas, I’ve seen huge growth in motorcycle safety and with continued education and training we can make Arkansas one of the safest states to ride in.
I currently ride a 2003 Harley Davidson Fatboy.

I began riding at about the age of 14 and rode for about 25 years (until my children were starting high school). Like many riders, my family commitments, job, and economics caused me to stop riding for a while. Upon retirement from my "job", I began riding again and took the Basic Rider's Course (Not because I was so smart, but it was easier than taking the test to get the motorcycle endorsement on my license. Plus it saved me almost 20% on my insurance.). After taking the course, I became very interested in coaching new riders. I assisted certified RiderCoaches in range setups, riding demonstration rides, and general "gofer" duties for about 2 years. I then got the chance to become a RiderCoach. I've been a certified RiderCoach for the Basic Riders Course and Experienced Rider's Course for approximately three years and recently became certified to coach the new 3 Wheeled Motorcycle Course.

I started riding motorcycles in 1964. I love to ride and tour in Arkansas and also enjoy all around the US with my wife and friends.
I was a student in a MSF Basic Ride Course in 2002 and trained and assisted with AMS classes for two years prior to becoming a coach. I was also a student in 2 MSF Experienced Rider Courses before I decided to become involved in motorcycle safety. I became an MSF certified Rider Coach 3 years ago.

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