Name: Jeff Gellendin
Hometown: Cedarburg, WI
Profession: Commercial Engineering Manager
Motovid Role/Position: Control Rider (CR), Rider Clinic Coach
Bike(s): ’06 Suzuki GSX-R750, ’04 Ducati ST4s, ’09 H-D FLHX
Favorite Track(s): Blackhawk Farms & Road America
On the track since: 2003
I did my first track day in 2003 while attending the Level 1 California Superbike School. Since then I have completed Levels 2, 3, and 4 (twice) of Keith Code’s California Superbike schools, Jason Pridmore JP43 school, and have attended performance riding seminars by Nick Ienatsch and Ken Hill. I have been a CR with MotoVid since 2010 and began coaching in the BFR Rider’s Clinics in 2012. Off the track, I take an annual cross-country motorcycle trip, so I have been to 38 states, 2 provinces in Canada, and have seen both coasts from the saddle of my bike.
Having a rider come up to me and say, “That was awesome! What you told me / showed me helped a lot!”
Track Day Advice:
The harder you try to “ride fast”, the more tense you will become and the slower you will ride. Concentrate on being smooth, relaxed, and looking where you want to go and the speed will come.