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post #16 of 28 (permalink) Old 2nd November 2004, 12:57 PM
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Another approach is to beat the shit out of any vehicle that cuts you up, check out this slightly unhappy biker pointing out politely to the london bus driver that he was in the lane first!

I bet that he was humble buy at the court...

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post #17 of 28 (permalink) Old 10th February 2005, 03:36 PM
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SMIDSY - sorry mate I didn't see you!

Interesting article in Bike this month.........I expect most riders are familier with the principle where bikes appear to be invisible to other traffic at times but now some egg head has identified that there is a scientific principle behind this - 'Motion Camouflage'.

In fact having done a bit of research on the Net there is nothing new about motion camouflage and I know many of you will have long ago adopted techniques to try and avoid it - change of line as you approach junctions, flapping jacket, moving your head etc

All the same interesting and useful to newer riders I expect............
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The thing about speed is that you can't catch the quick riders to ask them how they got so fast!
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yes bikers are involved in 20% more accidents but they are caused by cagers are they going to give red cards to cagers as well? or just bikers? it is hightime that bikers protested that they insist on us getting more and more rigourous training and the vast majority of accidents are caused by cagers who are not forced to pass anywhere near as rigourous a test. no wonder there are fewer and fewer people buying bikes it will only be a matter of time before we are legislated off the roads

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The things I'd like to learn from a police course are:
1- How fast do you have to go for the police to break off the pursuit.
more importantly, what are the performance characteristics of the fastest cruiser available to police, & what are the ossifer densities for any given area + time period.

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2- How can my bike be made invisible to police radar and cameras (or GATSO for you Brits).
if you go fast enough, the cop will think his RADAR gun is broken.

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3- What are the magic words to say to avoid a ticket once you're stopped.
"g'day, m8. i'm currently seeing your daughter. if this traffic stop results in anything more than a warning, i shall stop using trojans when i shag her. any questions, then?"

when in doubt, hit the gas; it may not solve the problem, but it'll end the suspense.
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post #20 of 28 (permalink) Old 14th March 2005, 04:30 PM Thread Starter
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A Street, A Track, An Open Road

During 2003 it became obvious that there were an unusually high number of motorcycle fatalities and accidents. Many theories as to why this might happen were put forward The hot weather? A good economy? Both good reasons for more people taking to 2 wheels.

Whatever the reason the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCI) decided to take action and produce a strategy designed to make motorcycling safer for everyone. We immediately created a new department charged with improving Motorcycle Safety to deliver this plan. Part of this strategy demanded that we created something directly for riders.

The idea of producing an informative DVD to be given away free of charge (or for just the cost of postage and packing) was put forward. As we enjoy riding bikes too, we felt that for the DVD to be successful it must be entertaining, we set out to make you laugh not to lecture! As Manager of the Motorcycle Safety Department I have been lucky enough to be involved in this project from day one. It has been challenging and frustrating but most of all tremendous fun. I very much hope that when you watch this program you find it as entertaining to watch as I did to take part in its development.



Throughout the footage you will see our 3 riders on a variety of bikes and in different environments. Each of these riders are experts in their own field. So, Chris Walker has to provide instruction to Bob McMillan, (ex-Head of Motorcycles for Honda and rural riding expert) and Steve Manning (ex-courier), in the art of track riding. Chris then has to become a courier for a day under Steve's tuition and participate in a rural ride out as directed by Bob. They werent told what to say or do, you will see them riding as they would normally ride. They all tell me that they have learned something from making this program and they hope that you will by watching it too!

The point of this DVD is not to make you question your confidence and take enjoyment away from you, but to encourage you, whoever you are and whatever you ride to try something new, or improve your already established riding skills. You will enjoy your bike more each time you learn something new, so what are you waiting for? Get out there, try something different, contact your local motorcycle trainer or motorcycle group and get more out of your passion for motorcycling!

Karen Cooke, Motorcycle Safety Manager at the MCIA


The website acompanying the DVD is http://www.stordvd.com



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Superbike Mags says...

A Street, a Track...

An Open Road
Being invited to the launch of a unique industry DVD was an opportunity for us to head for the bright lights of Londinium, so we shot out of Croydon like a fox on the last day before the hunting ban.

The DVD, entitled 'A Street a Track an Open Road' is a documentary-style film brought to you by the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCI). It was produced not as a training video, but as a humorous, real life documentary about life on two wheels. And it hasn't failed. Having watched the film, we were genuinely entertained. It's a refreshingly original idea; it's as honest as your grandmother and is well put together.

The story is quite straightforward. Take three experienced bikers (all accomplished in very different styles) and get them to mentor each other on their own skills. And that's where the name of the film comes in. They learn on a street, a track and an open road. Clever, eh?

The three riders certainly have the right credentials. Chris 'Stalker' Walker is the man with the skills to thrill on the track. And the World Superbike star isn't short of a pun or two either. Bob McMillan, former Head of Honda UK, provides most of the swearing and brings his 41 years experience of riding bikes to the open roads. And Steve Manning, despite squashing his bollocks at Thruxton, enjoyed himself showing the boys the delights of being a courier in London.

Needless to say, the footage of those three speeding through the centre of town was mental. When it came to Bob taking the guys round the country roads of Hampshire, it was more menthol than mental. But it was raining in buckets, so that certainly made things interesting for them. And when they went off to Thruxton, it was Stalker Walker's turn to pass on his knowledge and scare the shit out of the other two.

All the while the three riders were arsing about, their every move was being scrutinised by a judging panel. One of which is 2004 World Superbike champion James Toseland, no less. The judges looked at how well each rider taught their own core skills to the others, how they learnt the proficiencies of the other styles and how well they performed in three very different challenges. Of course there could only be one winner and to find out who it was, you'll have to watch the film...

And here comes the best bit - The DVD comes free with all new bikes in 2005 and if you want to buy it yourself, it only costs three quid. We would definitely recommend you see this film, because apart from being good fun, when you see a World Superbike racer saying he's done things he's never done before and that he's actually learnt something, you know that you will learn something too. And that can't be a bad thing. Oh, and it is presented by the eternally tempting Suzi Perry as the hostess with the mostess, fast gaining her MILF status.

The DVD will be available from the end of February from http://www.stordvd.com




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The things I'd like to learn from a police course are:

1- How fast do you have to go for the police to break off the pursuit.

2- How can my bike be made invisible to police radar and cameras (or GATSO for you Brits).

3- What are the magic words to say to avoid a ticket once you're stopped.

Other than that I'm not too interested in anything the police course would have to offer.
1) I've been told 150MPH, but then again, I know someone who got busted doing 167.

2) someone posted the other day about some radar/laser busting paint or clearcoat...

3) According to my cop friend in town, there are no magic words once the ticket has been written. He said the only hope before that is to say, "Oh man, (insert my cop friend's name) is going to kick my ass if I get a ticket," and then hope for the best...
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Interesting police info:

http://www.dumfriesandgalloway.polic...ycle.htm#crash

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Well I reached that age when you develop a somewhat greater sense of mortality some time ago and so take that much more care. I think (thought?!) I am a safe rider..........but then I'm the guy who's had a Taylor Spatial Frame on his leg for the last 11 months after a bike crash!

It goes to show, despite experience, despite good riding skills, despite advanced training, despite maturity [:-)].............you can still end up putting yourself in danger!

I've made a start on a "Ride Safe, Stay Safe" section on www.MotorcycleInfo.co.uk and in view of my current state will be putting plenty of effort in to making this a worthwhile section of the site..........your comments / feedback appreciated.

Ride safe guys...........not feeling 110%.....maybe an idea not to ride ;-)


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The thing about speed is that you can't catch the quick riders to ask them how they got so fast!
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I've been working hard on developing the Ride Safe, STAY SAFE! section of my website..........I want to do more (open to suggestions;-) but there's a lot of interesting articles, info and videos there already:

Ride Safe, STAY SAFE

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Cool resource, Andy. Also, I am glad you get to keep your leg. Your avatar suddenly carries a greater meaning.

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the engine felt good between my thighs
The air felt cool, it's was forty degrees outside -
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It's season again, and up my corner of the world, 3 was killed in the first weekend, where bikeres first was seen on the road again...

That is just ...arghhh!


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It's alright to be in control -
no problem -
but then you are just not fast enough.


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Another quality thread there Bish.

I passed my IAM (Institute of Advanced Motorists) Motorcycle Test in January this year, with all the snow and ice.

I was followed by a serving Police Motorcyclist of Nottinghamshire's Police Force on an unmarked BMW, which had heated grips, and seat, whilst I froze.

In 2008 I took part in the West Midlands Police Bikesafe Course which was a 2 day event which cost me 100. Which is now free.

And later on in that year I did the 1 day Lincolnshire Police Bikesafe Scheme, which cost me 30

Both courses taught me road position, left of centre away from the sump line caused by other vehicles. Keeping to the left or the right of the sump line whilst waiting at traffic lights.

Riding Kerb to Kerb through roundabouts.

Overtaking on right hand bends.

Keeping to the far left on right handers and vice versa on left handers and using the wrong side of the road for looking beyond high and wide vehicles, which is deemed as offsiding and is a grey area with many IAM affiliated Advanced Groups.

And keeping to the far left (picking daisys) when riding up a blind summit.

And the most important bit. Filtering safely. Fellow Notts Advanced Motorcyclist member and top Motorcycle specialist Solicitor John Measures has written a few bits http://www.bgtbikersolicitors.co.uk/case_law.html

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