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by Adamxck
Sun Nov 13, 2016 9:37 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Explaining and developing gear selection with a 'student'.
Replies: 32
Views: 4988

Re: Explaining and developing gear selection with a 'student'.

To answer your question more properlyish, I have a whole 3 years experience with 'advanced' driving. Im probably good enough to be able to help someone with no years. I hate the term 'advanced'. I prefer 'driving gooder' or 'to tear it up in a safe and controlled manner.' Coaching wise, I do alright...
by Adamxck
Sun Nov 13, 2016 6:45 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Explaining and developing gear selection with a 'student'.
Replies: 32
Views: 4988

Re: Explaining and developing gear selection with a 'student'.

I'm a terrible coach and a worse driver, but she is improving and enjoying her 'lessons'. That's all that matters.
by Adamxck
Fri Nov 11, 2016 4:50 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Explaining and developing gear selection with a 'student'.
Replies: 32
Views: 4988

Re: Explaining and developing gear selection with a 'student'.

Mr Cholmondeley-Warner wrote: it's great that your friend trusts you with her development.


She doesn't know any better :twisted: :gear:
by Adamxck
Fri Nov 11, 2016 1:55 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Explaining and developing gear selection with a 'student'.
Replies: 32
Views: 4988

Re: Explaining and developing gear selection with a 'student'.

Adamxck - are you an IMI qualified observer or maybe contemplating becoming one? Maybe I'm barking ujp the wrong tree as you have refered to Roadcraft being the course text, so that would indicated it's the "other" lot. I'm merely a driving enthusiast trying to teach my friend how to driv...
by Adamxck
Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:52 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Explaining and developing gear selection with a 'student'.
Replies: 32
Views: 4988

Re: Explaining and developing gear selection with a 'student'.

GTR1400MAN wrote:Ummm, if she is a complete learner shouldn't she be being taught to get in as high a gear as possible, as soon as possible? :twisted:


She is firmly in this camp.

We were approaching a hill in 4th. I told her to change gear and she took 5th...
by Adamxck
Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Explaining and developing gear selection with a 'student'.
Replies: 32
Views: 4988

Re: Explaining and developing gear selection with a 'student'.

Yep.

She can drive though is totally new to AD. I'm merely explaining things and giving pointers as best I can.

I quite like the challenge as it forces me to notice my own shortcomings, like not really understanding load and wheels, and produce half decent demo drives.
by Adamxck
Thu Nov 10, 2016 7:37 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Explaining and developing gear selection with a 'student'.
Replies: 32
Views: 4988

Re: Explaining and developing gear selection with a 'student'.

I tried to write something witty but gave up.

I've only been out with her once, so likely next time, early on. I thought I'd let roadcraft do the hard work and I will do a working example or 10 with her.

She's only had the book 2 days.
by Adamxck
Thu Nov 10, 2016 5:18 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Explaining and developing gear selection with a 'student'.
Replies: 32
Views: 4988

Re: Explaining and developing gear selection with a 'student'.

Sounds like a plan. Which is another discussion we'll be having.
by Adamxck
Thu Nov 10, 2016 4:30 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Explaining and developing gear selection with a 'student'.
Replies: 32
Views: 4988

Re: Explaining and developing gear selection with a 'student'.

Its the 2013 edition. It'll be somewhere in chapter 5 as that was her homework. For the other questions she asked she sent me a picture of the page which would have been useful in this case. I will do all of the things you suggested, thanks Nick. It's one of those things where I can do it, but cant ...
by Adamxck
Thu Nov 10, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Explaining and developing gear selection with a 'student'.
Replies: 32
Views: 4988

Explaining and developing gear selection with a 'student'.

I'm teaching somebody to 'advanced' drive and next time we drive we're going to discuss appropriate gear selection. She read something in roadcraft about gearing and quoted the following which reads like a misquote, or I grossly misunderstand what is going on. (highly likely.) "If you are in to...

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