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Stefan Bartlett  says:

MCN IAM Better Riding Guide: A planned system of riding

Approaching riding in a planned way will quickly help you to improve your motorcycling skills. It will help you spot hazards earlier and plan your progress in an efficient way. Hazards you may encounter can range from physical features such as junctions, roundabouts, bends and hill crests, to the movements of other road users, changes in the road surface and problems that...

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Bolfunga

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Bolfunga says:

Nice One...

...CentreOfMass, GrahamMarsden, and (especially) Room 101. Basically said it all between you :O)

I will just add that there's a world of difference between 'common sense' and 'second nature'. Any good advanced course will help you to take the first and turn it into the second.

Ride safe.

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billysollocks

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I think the IAM system is based on the Police Roadcraft system, which says that "each feature is CONSIDERED on the approach to any hazard"etc. By all means learn it if it helps, but there is no need to adhere to it as strictly as may be perceived? Let's face it, staying shiny side up these days is not always easy !

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Rotop

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Rotop says:

Influx of...

...Teachers pets here. "ohh thankyou for making an article telling me that I need to check my mirrors, without this article I never would have though of that" If a rider or driver doesn't know all of this then they haven't passed their driving/riding test. Doing it and doing it correctly is another thing entirely. Seriously guys, this is CBT stuff that's COMPULSORY BASIC TRAINING! not advanced training. Advanced training should be things like - on country roads noticing a change in field colour and knowing that there will likely be a concealed junction or gate at the border. at that junction there's likely to be debris,mud or grass on the road, possible cattle or even a tractor pulling out.

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Rotop

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Rotop says:

Continued.

I'm not an advanced rider, I have't done any training or track days. However I do believe I am a competent rider and can ride safely while making reasonable progress. I don't think I know everything (I'll include this because if I don't then you'll get the idiots coming out with things like "you think you're a riding god" even though I've never said I was anything but a SAFE rider") But telling people things they can read in the highway code is hardly advanced.

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James600zx

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James600zx says:

Alright, you Advanced Riding evangelists, answer me this.

What's all this, "consider a signal" nonsense? Why wouldn't you use it every time? Is it because you think your special radar has controlled your situation and nothing can surprise you or change your plan?

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snev

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snev says:

room101

you sound familiar.... but you only joined today....hmmmmm

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Bolfunga

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Bolfunga says:

@James600zx

I don't consider myself an "advanced riding evangelist" but in response to your question(s): "What's all this, "consider a signal" nonsense? Why wouldn't you use it every time?" I'd just ask you one question back, Why would you?

 

 

 

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James600zx

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James600zx says:

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That's a rubbish answer!

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Bolfunga

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Bolfunga says:

It isn't an answer, it's a question. It's also a more appropriate question than yours and one that you might consider (and perhaps attempt to answer) before dismissing it out of hand. In answering my question you might just manage to answer your own. Of course it's easier to just dismiss it as rubbish.

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eatcs01

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eatcs01 says:

signals

If there's no one there to signal to, then there is no point in signalling.

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