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by Rainmaker
Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: GBOL & DSG Gearbox
Replies: 40
Views: 5238

Re: GBOL & DSG Gearbox

Someone earlier in the thread commented they thought their IAM observer wouldn't be keen on them using sport mode or keeping the revs up around 4k. I can't speak for IAM but at RoSPA that'd be positively encouraged so long as it wasn't needless (eg 5,000rpm in 1st around town). I always tell my ass...
by Rainmaker
Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Horn sound?
Replies: 9
Views: 2091

Re: Horn sound?

martine wrote:What sound should an advanced driver's car horn make?


One a bit like this, tbh:



Flashing lights desirable but optional... ;)
by Rainmaker
Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: GBOL & DSG Gearbox
Replies: 40
Views: 5238

Re: GBOL & DSG Gearbox

The DSG sees things very simply, and it isn't psychic. It can guess, based on various tables and your current inputs, but it can't always be correct. When you hit the brake, are you planning to come to a complete stop or just momentarily hesitating while getting ready to floor it? Or maybe you're j...
by Rainmaker
Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: GBOL & DSG Gearbox
Replies: 40
Views: 5238

Re: GBOL & DSG Gearbox

Sorry to bump this, but it caught my eye over Christmas and I then promptly forgot about it for a while. :hit: OP, have you made the same mistake I did when I got my first DSG? You talk about losing speed before a hazard, but then talk about the box not being in the correct gear in time. That leads ...
by Rainmaker
Mon Dec 25, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Merry Christmas everyone
Replies: 27
Views: 2819

Re: Merry Christmas everyone

:lol: :drinking:
by Rainmaker
Mon Dec 25, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Merry Christmas everyone
Replies: 27
Views: 2819

Merry Christmas everyone

It's past midnight, so it's officially Christmas (kind of)... I've been quiet on this forum for some time, but there's no denying I've learnt a lot from it since passing my Gold and I've also been lucky to have met some nice people through it so far. So, in the spirit of the season I wanted to stick...
by Rainmaker
Wed Nov 09, 2016 7:09 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Live Fast, Drive Hard - My RoSPA Diary
Replies: 72
Views: 10315

Re: Live Fast, Drive Hard - My RoSPA Diary

It was my group who suggested the diploma as something to work towards, as it's something they'd be willing to pay for. We only have one diploma holder at the moment and he's not sure he can continue on with the group due to his work commitments. I had my first outing with an associate last week and...
by Rainmaker
Wed Sep 28, 2016 4:23 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Live Fast, Drive Hard - My RoSPA Diary
Replies: 72
Views: 10315

Re: Live Fast, Drive Hard - My RoSPA Diary

Thanks again. My group want me to continue on and do the diploma and become an observer so that'll keep the momentum going, hopefully.
by Rainmaker
Wed Sep 28, 2016 3:40 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Live Fast, Drive Hard - My RoSPA Diary
Replies: 72
Views: 10315

Re: Live Fast, Drive Hard - My RoSPA Diary

hir wrote:Congratulations.


Oops, I missed this one on the next page. Thank you.
by Rainmaker
Wed Sep 28, 2016 3:39 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Live Fast, Drive Hard - My RoSPA Diary
Replies: 72
Views: 10315

Re: Live Fast, Drive Hard - My RoSPA Diary

Mr Cholmondeley-Warner wrote:Very well done.


Thanks Nick, I think I'm burnt out now haha. I'll sleep tonight that's for sure...

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