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Post  TomCom on Wed Oct 12 2016, 19:50

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i was at the small bike shop and there was someone told my the O-ring chains are better.
i always use x-ring for thundercat but i didnt know there are O-ring chains.
I read wee bit about it but internet have lots of different opinions. what do you think about that?
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Post  TomCom on Sun Oct 16 2016, 23:00

Last crash? It was worst one. 6 month recovery and still my back not right. But I love bikes.

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Post  bobh on Mon Oct 17 2016, 22:29

Sorry to hear of your injuries, Tom. I hope it recovers fully soon.

Just a thougbt - have you considered getting some advanced training to help you stay shiny side up? BikeSafe (not sure if they do that in Scotland though), IAM or RoSPA, or even just a day out with an instructor from a local bike training company?
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Post  Rosco on Wed Oct 19 2016, 12:06

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Sorry to hear of your injuries, Tom.  I hope it recovers fully soon.

Just a thougbt - have you considered getting some advanced training to help you stay shiny side up?  BikeSafe (not sure if they do that in Scotland though), IAM or RoSPA, or even just a day out with an instructor from a local bike training company?

Hope you are mending well Tom.

Strathclyde police certainly used to run them so I'd expect Police Scotland to still run the BikeSafe course.

I did a couple of them and they were very informative.

It definitely improved my hazard perception, road positioning and to prepare for and anticipate what i couldn't see but "could" be there.

I'd definitely recommend trying to get on a course if you can.

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Post  TomCom on Wed Oct 19 2016, 13:12

Just to inform you all.
I have 4 crashes and only first one was my fault.
Last one that was someone turn right from left line and hit my front wheel.
I know how drive just not that lucky.
Do you smoke? You know it's killing you? And it's not stopping you to smoke?
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Post  FatCat on Wed Oct 19 2016, 14:49

Police Scotland don't do Bikesafe coures any more I'm afraid. I did ask at them at last years Scottish Mortorbike show. They said they didn't have the funding/time so had to stop doing them.
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Post  SteveCat on Wed Oct 19 2016, 17:53

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:I know how drive just not that lucky.

Tom, I think you are not understanding what people are saying, no one is suggesting you are a bad rider. Luck sometimes does play a part, but there are times we make our own 'luck' or otherwise known as experience.
As an example, you mentioned the car which changed lanes in front of you. I am not going to guess what happened in your case, but lets just say it was any rider that had that happen to them - there could have been some tell tale signs which were missed, was the driver slowing down and looking around as if they are lost, were they maybe looking at the satnav which suddenly told them to turn right (yeah people do take instructions literally). If the traffic was stationary, were the front wheels pointing right ... all sorts of things. It could be after all of that that any rider would have been hit, accidents do happen.
This extra awareness comes with experience and is helped with the advanced riding of the likes of IAM, Rospa and ERS.
We can all benefit from getting assessments (ERS, Bike Safe, a few hours with a qualified instructor) and maybe joining IAM or Rospa

So the suggestion to do follow on training wasn't made because we think you can't ride properly, in fact the opposite, I am sure you'll enjoy riding even more with the added knowledge. It is a pity Police Scotland have discontinued Bike Safe, not to rub it in but Transport for London have a new scheme which gives us two hours free training - I might just take them up on their offer.

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There's many things in life which can kill you, lets just hope it isn't bike related - agree, as a smoker, it can be given up, but many will say biking can't.
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Post  TomCom on Wed Oct 19 2016, 18:32

Crash- 2 lines, one way,
Car on left not moving, I Was on right line driving.
Car didn't use indicators and just start turning right when I was next to him.
I love to do some training if it's possible.
Anything related to bike is fun Smile
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Post  Wooster on Wed Oct 19 2016, 19:17

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:.... not to rub it in but Transport for London have a new scheme which gives us two hours free training ...

Although to be fair, it all takes place at the same T junction. green smile
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Post  SteveCat on Wed Oct 19 2016, 19:50

Oh dear, I don't think I'll bother then. Mind you there are so many down here who like to ride their bikes only a short distance so as not to rack up mileage or get it dirty and then get off and gas on about all the mods they've done - so a gridlock meet-up would suit them down to the ground Wink
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Post  TomCom on Wed Oct 19 2016, 19:52

I plan to drive down to Leeds in January Smile so need to get bike back on the road
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Post  Wooster on Wed Oct 19 2016, 21:07

I hope the weather holds for you. Cool

Btw, you can pop along to one of the meetings of this group: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
It's free and they're a decent bunch. Cool

(It should be relatively easy for you to get there if you take the road through Darnley.)
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Post  TomCom on Wed Oct 19 2016, 22:40

Darnley is my area Smile
i was at East kilbride hundred of times
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Post  Wooster on Wed Oct 19 2016, 22:47

I see it's held at a Bike Dealership now...which could be handy. Cool
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Post  yamahamad on Thu Oct 20 2016, 20:50

Let me know if you come to Leeds Tom & I will try meet up with you for a coffee or lunch, can quite easily be snow about in January in Yorkshire though.
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