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by martine
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: I did a bad thing. How do I improve?
Replies: 19
Views: 234

Re: I did a bad thing. How do I improve?

Yes I wondered the same: did they not notice you and not apologise (or even wave) or were they perhaps, distracted in their own world?

I think age helps...I'm 60 and definitely 'chilled' (for the most part).
by martine
Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Potential downside of speed enforcement?
Replies: 17
Views: 863

Re: Potential downside of speed enforcement?

...I cant help but think that the study was designed to give the exact results that they wanted. Which it did. It's been designed to give an absolutely obvious result, that's as clear as the nose on your face, then cloaked it in 'science' to give it credibility. Not sure why you think that and in a...
by martine
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Let's Talk More
Replies: 42
Views: 519

Re: Let's Talk More

...Only if you get punted very gently, or your front tyres have got a huge amount of grip! True - but it does happen. One of our (Bristol Advanced Motorists) members is a policeman and only last year he had to attend a serious crash when exactly this happened - what would have been a rear-end shunt...
by martine
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Good evening...
Replies: 7
Views: 224

Re: Good evening...

Gareth wrote:..we're all pilgrims on the road to driving nirvana...

Ahh Gareth...that's almost poetic. I suspect a good number here are quite evangelistic about advanced driving as well.
by martine
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Intelligent Speed Assistance - coming soon?
Replies: 9
Views: 199

Intelligent Speed Assistance - coming soon?

The EU proposal is to make this mandatory on new cars from 2021: https://etsc.eu/briefing-intelligent-speed-assistance-isa/ ...not sure if this will affect the UK post Brexit...or even if the proposal will be ratified in time for 2021. Seems like a good reason to stick with older cars to me...
by martine
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Seat Position
Replies: 11
Views: 278

Re: Seat Position

I agree with Alasdair...a guide is to: ⋅ sit normally in the seat with seat belt on ⋅ set the base of the seat first so you can fully depress the clutch and still have a small bend at the knee ⋅ then to adjust the seat back, stretch your arms forwards out straight so th...
by martine
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Seat Position
Replies: 11
Views: 278

Re: Seat Position

I seem to struggle getting a comfortable driving position that gives me good control over the steering wheel. If I get my legs in a comfortable position then set the seat back to give me some back support (so not bolt upright) I’m struggling to reach the steering wheel. The only way around this is ...
by martine
Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Driving Day - Brecon - Saturday 8th September 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 116

Driving Day - Brecon - Saturday 8th September 2018

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by martine
Thu May 24, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Lane Conflict
Replies: 22
Views: 768

Re: Lane Conflict

Yes it does happen but I wouldn't say it's common. Are you sure the other lane doesn't have a right turn arrow (on the road or a sign) as well? I'm assuming there is only one lane on the exit road? If you are in the right lane you need to be checking nearside mirror and blindspot early (just before ...
by martine
Sun May 13, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Look what I had to play with.
Replies: 10
Views: 400

Re: Look what I had to play with.

Blimey - they obviously trusted you. :roll:

So what did you think of the (for the benefit of non-bikers) 201hp :shock: Supercharged Kawasaki H2?

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