Search found 1415 matches

by Horse
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Block Changes - How Many Do You Miss?
Replies: 23
Views: 352

Re: Block Changes - How Many Do You Miss?

I may have heard it from the MSF, one the areas covered under positioning (bikes, as a benefit of narrow width relative to the lane). One example is approaching a junction on the left where there are two other vehicles waiting, one to turn out the other turn across. One option is to choose a central...
by Horse
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Block Changes - How Many Do You Miss?
Replies: 23
Views: 352

Re: Block Changes - How Many Do You Miss?

Indeed. There are times to deal with them as a single plan, other times as two separate hazards. Don't know where, but years ago I heard that termed 'grouping' hazards.
by Horse
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Block Changes - How Many Do You Miss?
Replies: 23
Views: 352

Re: Block Changes - How Many Do You Miss?

From here: http://the-ride-info.blogspot.com/p/cornering.html Instead of training riders to towards an ‘advanced’ test, I’ve been working more on sorting problems, really helping riders to enjoy their riding, and overcoming hurdles they had. As part of that I developed the three-level Whole Rider as...
by Horse
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Block Changes - How Many Do You Miss?
Replies: 23
Views: 352

Re: Block Changes - How Many Do You Miss?

Not quite ;) Not 'should'. That's not so much of a correction as perhaps a misunderstanding :) It's more a case of 'if done well, it shouldn't be an issue'* whereas driving 'systematically' doesn't guarantee smooth, indeed your inclusion of 'may sacrifice' acknowledges that aspect. * As in GTR's exa...
by Horse
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Been a naughty boy?
Replies: 25
Views: 435

Re: Been a naughty boy?

Triquet wrote:Let him (or her) who hasn't exceeded the speed limit during a brisk overtake cast the first stone :gear:


Do you mean 'Didn't plan to, but planning failed with distinction'? ;)
by Horse
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Block Changes - How Many Do You Miss?
Replies: 23
Views: 352

Re: Block Changes - How Many Do You Miss?

So take an early, nicely rev matched, gear change as you join the slip. How is this not systematic? It's a change of circumstances/traffic levels/flowing speed and is often going to be down hill. You'd down change for a hill. I can't believe you've never seen my views on the order of the 4 (or 5) '...
by Horse
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Block Changes - How Many Do You Miss?
Replies: 23
Views: 352

Re: Block Changes - How Many Do You Miss?

3rd is comfy up to about 60, about 3.5k revs, so so some in reserve What would you go up to while accelerating? Are you happy changing down from 4th/5th to 3rd at the road-speed / engine-speed you'd be at when changing up? Typically 3rd to 4th at 40ish when accelerating. Very happy to do smooth cha...
by Horse
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Block Changes - How Many Do You Miss?
Replies: 23
Views: 352

Re: Block Changes - How Many Do You Miss?

Well that didn't happen as planned ... 50 advisory speed limit, two traffic officer vehicles and an ambo, with an HGV. However, I did notice that the traffic lights are a 'stacked pair', so even in daylight the red can be seen from way back before the crest. Tonight, I was in 4th leaving the main ca...
by Horse
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Block Changes - How Many Do You Miss?
Replies: 23
Views: 352

Re: Block Changes - How Many Do You Miss?

I'd probably be using top ... changing to 4th somewhere in the countdown markers -- on the basis that I was in the cruising gear and would be reverting to a (more) flexible gear. However, with a long offslip, I might delay that initial change until on the offslip. With 5 gears it might be 5th to 3r...
by Horse
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Block Changes - How Many Do You Miss?
Replies: 23
Views: 352

Re: Block Changes - How Many Do You Miss?

If you're doing a block change, how many intermediate gears will you typically miss out? Are you sure this is a useful question? What is the sequence that leads you to make a block change? Slowing Coming off the M4 at J13, being met by a red light. If there's been no reason to slow leaving the moto...

Go to advanced search