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Riding Skills: Stunting. In Reverse.

Dan Aspel, 30 June 2011 12:39

Lithuanian stunt rider Virginijus Zukauskas has either: 1. Managed to bend time and physics to his will Or 2. Put his stunt video in reverse Either way, this clip makes some freaky viewing.

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How to ride your bike backwards

Dan Aspel, 19 May 2011 16:44

Perspective is everything in life. Falling into familiar habits and patterns can make life seem so drab and repetitious. Consult the pop-psychology books of Edward De Bono, the "Self Help" shelf of your local bookshop, or even the horoscope section of your daily rag and one precept will consistently shine through: change is good. Variety is the spice of life... ...

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What filling up in Malawi reveals about the F800GS

Guy Procter, 12 May 2011 16:46

Here’s a great argument for the superiority of the F800GS over its bigger brother, the R1200GS. It’s lighter, goes further on a tank of gas, is easier to pick up when you (inevitably) drop it, and it’s even fun at filling up time. Where’s the filler cap? Not buried under the tankbag, no sirree! Mega handy when you’re going for ...

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How to make a cruiser outhandle a supertourer

Guy Procter, 01 April 2011 17:29

Believe. And scrape a bit.

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Video: the Commuter Survival Guide

James Keen, 27 October 2010 13:41

A new DVD from the guys who created Great Roads Great Rides aims to help riders develop the "tools to survive the urban challenge." The instructional film covers three main areas: planning, positioning and filtering. It's available to buy online now for £4.99 (+ P&P).  To find out more or get your copy, visit www.commuterrider.com.

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Esoteric riding skills no5: stunt washing

Guy Procter, 10 September 2010 13:57

We’d all rather ride than wash our bikes, right? Now, with the simple expedient of learning a few simple additional skills you need no longer choose between the two. Ideally not practiced on a bike with a gaping air intake right in the water’s way, but then evidently that doesn’t matter much either. NB – there’s some irrelevant stunt riding ...

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Video: F650GS round Iceland

Guy Procter, 30 July 2010 17:30

Anyone doubting the adventure bike credentials of the non-Charley-and-Ewan-endorsed F650GS, or the quality of Iceland as an adventure touring destination, or the joy of riding someone else’s bike round the great wild yonder should watch this video. If you experience no itch in either of your feet while doing so, you’ll know you’re dead.

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Riding skills video: Get Bikesafe skills sat at your desk

Guy Procter, 23 April 2010 13:15

Devon and Cornwall Police have posted this useful taster of their Bikesafe training days, giving you a skimmed version of the core skills.   It feels good to rebuild your road riding from the ground up and if that means going slower than normal but getting your lines and road positioning spot-on, it makes for a stronger platform on which to ...

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Riding Skills Video: How to lift a dropped bike

Guy Procter, 17 February 2010 13:37

The shame of dropping your bike soon magnifies to an all-consuming mortification if you can't quickly pick it back up again.   No-one's pretending it's easy, particularly not on bigger bikes, but there's a right and a wrong way to give yourself the best chance of getting the bugger rubber-side down again. Some useful advice in this Harley video, including a ...

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Riding skills: do you have nightmares about cones?

Guy Procter, 12 February 2010 15:25

Manoeuvring a bike round cones is a daunting challenge for new riders, and even experienced ones often shy away from U-turns in tight spots, comforting themselves with the thought it’s not them, it’s their big heavy bike that’s the limiting factor. Here’s a kill-or-cure dose of inspiration for you – a US police rider entering a hellish scene of infinite ...

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