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MCN's guide to urban riding: Filtering

To make sure you get the most out of your bike in the city MCN has produced a guide to urban riding in association with Spada. Riding in cities requires a completely different set of skills compared to the open road. There are more distractions, more hazards and more corners. This makes it more entertaining than a track day but without...

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Iain01

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Iain01 says:

Have to agree with "mandrakejake" some good additions made to the list. 

I'd add: 

  • Be aware of other bikers when you are filtering and be ready to pull to one side when faster bikes come up behind you to let them through.
  • If you are tempted to go around the outside of traffic islands in the middle of the road, remember you are dicing with 3 points on your licence.
  • Watch out for cyclists pulling out between vehicles without looking, they believe in the hit me if you dare approach rather than life savers.
  • Take care when pullign away from traffic lights that have just turned green, cars and vans running red lights just after they change is becoming more common.
  • Its your 'ass' and it doesn't matter how justified or in the right you feel, when you are lying in the gutter or worse.

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Shan Hetty

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Shan Hetty says:

So who wants first shot at Tracy? XD

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vitesse7749

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vitesse7749 says:

Always 360

When I took a ride with Bikesafe at the Ace the constable told me that he liked seeing my head moving all the while I was in motion. I learned very early on to do a constant 360 with mirrors and "life saver" over the shoulder glances. Those buggers in four wheelers could be doing anything but watching the road.

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BarbaricCub

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BarbaricCub says:

For me

The difference confidence wise is weather or not its me riding the bike, on the back of my friends bike filtering can make me nervous because though he doesnt do it dangerously my lack of any ability to alter our speed or course can make it a little scarier when it gets tight. However my 125 is also smaller then his 650.

As for car drivers, i find them more dangerous when riding normally, just yesterday i came off a roundabout and a car also coming off switched lanes from left to right less then a foot away fom my front wheel with no warning...

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flowersofmanc

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Great Comments

Would just like to say that the comments re this article from my fellow biker brothers are ace. Loved the one about 'Bob and the Blackberry'- one of those times you really wanted to be there! You guys should do columns in the MCN, a lot more entertaining than some of the 'boy racer' boring crap thats published each week. Also, if you can get away with it, give a cyclist a little 'nudge'as you go past them. A flick of the left boot usually does it. These whingeing morons are bigger enemies to bikers than the stupid car drivers.

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simonparsons88

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how not to do it

how about a video of how not to do it?

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XihQeZpwqpE
 

Stupid yet brilliant =D

 

Ride safe all

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