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    Advanced Riding?
    on: Nov 01, 2016, 11.55 am
    Nov 01, 2016, 11.55 am
    Hi Guys,

    I'm making a presentation in a couple of weeks and am just starting the ubiquitous Power Point presentation concerning Advanced Riding.  As a National Observer with IAM and a RoSPA Gold rider I am convinced that I enjoy my motorcycling more using the skills learnt from other motorcycle riders.  I try to learn each time I ride and doing Observing makes me question everything I do on a bike; it keeps me honest. 

    Got any ideas for the sort of things I should include in the 30 minute slot?  It always surprises me that people are happy to spend thousands on new bikes, hundreds on 'farkles' but shy away from investing any cash improving their skill sets.

    I promise to use any good ideas you give me assuming the audience like them will take the credit but if they don't I can blame you! :164:

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    Re: Advanced Riding?
    Reply #1 on: Nov 01, 2016, 02.16 pm
    Nov 01, 2016, 02.16 pm
    There was a thread started on advise/tips for new riders from veteran riders that had a lot of really really good advise. Have a look at that, might give you some points to pass on.
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    Re: Advanced Riding?
    Reply #2 on: Nov 01, 2016, 02.41 pm
    Nov 01, 2016, 02.41 pm
    Hi Dave, here's one for you. Overtaking trucks, leave plenty of room and overtake as fast as possible!!! The reason why I state, as fast as possible is because I have had the misfortune of overtaking a lorry whilst it decided to have a blow out right next to me!! Lucky for me I didn't panic (much) and managed to miss most of the exploding rubber!! You live and learn don't you think!!!!


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    Re: Advanced Riding?
    Reply #3 on: Nov 01, 2016, 02.47 pm
    Nov 01, 2016, 02.47 pm
    *Originally Posted by gfxmonkey [+]
    Hi Dave, here's one for you. Overtaking trucks, leave plenty of room and overtake as fast as possible!!! The reason why I state, as fast as possible is because I have had the misfortune of overtaking a lorry whilst it decided to have a blow out right next to me!! Lucky for me I didn't panic (much) and managed to miss most of the exploding rubber!! You live and learn don't you think!!!!


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    Nice one Glen, I always advocate that. 

    It makes me cringe watching bikes slowly pass trucks on Motorways because they are too close to slowly advancing traffic; I refer to it as the killing zone.  It is hard for trucks to see us and a cursory glance in their mirror and they come out and you have only one escape route slow down.  Only pass the truck when you can complete the pass in one swift movement and you have two places to go, even better if you have a spare lane to the right and then you have three places to go.

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    Re: Advanced Riding?
    Reply #4 on: Nov 01, 2016, 02.49 pm
    Nov 01, 2016, 02.49 pm
    This video may be helpful.

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    Re: Advanced Riding?
    Reply #5 on: Nov 01, 2016, 03.04 pm
    Nov 01, 2016, 03.04 pm
    Thanks lemuriano for that.

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    Re: Advanced Riding?
    Reply #6 on: Nov 01, 2016, 03.19 pm
    Nov 01, 2016, 03.19 pm
    I am sure you are more experienced than most, but I find it helps to always look far ahead and plan your position on the road, think for other road users, never assume they can see you, relax but constantly look out for potential hazards, and stay alert (never ride when exhausted). It's all common sense, but we are all inclined to become complacent at times - and then it's safer to drive....
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    Re: Advanced Riding?
    Reply #7 on: Nov 01, 2016, 04.42 pm
    Nov 01, 2016, 04.42 pm
    Thanks cecilt, I think the biggest impact to anyone's riding is in the Observation phase of the system, more correctly the Information phase, an umbrella phase of IPSGA (Information, Position, Speed, Gear, Accelerate).  I like mnemonics and the four I have for Associates are:

    Four S's (Safety, System, Smoothness, Speed
    IPSGA as above
    TUG (Take, Use, Give (its what the information phase is about))
    COAST (Concentration, Observation, Anticipation, Space, Time)

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