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Post  Roll The Bones Fri May 20 2011, 19:04

Well just done another 15 miles (I know). Lucky around here with the traffic being light making for less nerves.
Planned my route so it involved a lot of left-hand turns pmsl Going straight is fine just to need to get confidence with cornering.
Did manage to equal the fastest I ever went on the X5. old
Prehaps I shouldn't have mentioned that? Embarassed
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Post  0ldcat Fri May 20 2011, 19:14

If memory serves the x5 was suzuki's go at the Yamaha RD200 and was well up to 75 - 80 + Very Happy

No embarrassment there m8 . . . . main point is you get home in one piece and with a joker shaming cheesey grin on yer chops green smile
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Post  Roll The Bones Fri May 20 2011, 20:10

Cheers Oldcat. Workmate still hasn't got his Ninja so still going solo! Laughing

I'll post a picture of it as soon as.

Right about the X5, lad in our village had an RD 200 same time as my X5.
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Post  greencat Sat May 21 2011, 09:51

Hi RTB,

Love the post!
Brings back memories (good and bad) of doing my DAS course. Never thought I'd get the hang of it - but you do.
Keep practising and enjoying time in the saddle. Remember, if it doesn't feel right it probably isn't! Then it's time to slow down.
Following another rider is a great way to learn about lines and road position (if they're doing it right and you don't feel you're chasing them) so I'd recommend that.

Keep us up to date with progress. great

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Post  Panzerbuilder Sat May 21 2011, 17:39

RTB, I've just today done a bikesafe course with the local constabulary. Well worth the £35 it cost. 3 hours in the "class" room , then a 1 to 1 ride out with a experienced, trained biker who reviewed and commented on my riding style and gave helpful tips of how best to improve my riding.

One word, Brilliant.great

But only if you'll listen and take advise on board. salute

Plus there were a few gizzets to take away as well. santa
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Post  Roll The Bones Sat May 21 2011, 18:03

Cheers Panzerbuilder.
Was thinking of doing a "Rusty Rider" course but may look into your suggestion.
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Post  Roll The Bones Tue May 24 2011, 19:47

Just come back from a 23 mile jaunt. Thought I'd do some right hand turns this time. Be nice & easy if it was just me on the road, bloody traffic! grumpy So few cars, all at the wrong time.

Luckily for me the road outside my home has a nice mile long straight so finished with a nice blast. Very Happy


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Post  Rosco Tue May 24 2011, 20:12

Panzerbuilder wrote:RTB, I've just today done a bikesafe course with the local constabulary. Well worth the £35 it cost. 3 hours in the "class" room , then a 1 to 1 ride out with a experienced, trained biker who reviewed and commented on my riding style and gave helpful tips of how best to improve my riding.

One word, Brilliant.great

But only if you'll listen and take advise on board. salute

Plus there were a few gizzets to take away as well. santa

+1

I got a lot of wisdom and practical advice. Some of even stuck. Every day is a school day.
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Post  Roll The Bones Tue May 24 2011, 20:22

Think that's the route I'm going to take Rosco. Give my workmate another week to get himself sorted, if not I'm going on my own.

Only on the road when the traffic is light, but it can't stay that way. Rolling Eyes
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Post  SteveCat Tue May 24 2011, 21:05

Roll The Bones wrote:Only on the road when the traffic is light, but it can't stay that way. Rolling Eyes

It is a pity the traffic isn't always light. You've got some lovely roads there, they'll entice you Very Happy

I remember when I picked up my 'Cat, my first time on British roads on a bike and my car experience totaled a few miles to a village in 'rural' England in 1980.
That first trip, the M25 seemed a great place to be and I preferred it to the A roads I had to travel to get home. Roundabouts terrified me, I saw more in a mile than I had my whole life.
That was four years ago. I quickly got over the 'love' of the M25, roundabouts don't scare me and I'm nearly getting the hang of going around corners Very Happy

The more miles you do the more your confidence grows - good luck and enjoy, practice makes purrfect Rolling Eyes
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Post  littlecat Tue May 24 2011, 21:25

lol, glad its not just me that hates corners then Very Happy
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