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by GTR1400MAN
Thu Oct 20, 2016 3:54 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Fixed Grip Steering
Replies: 14
Views: 2677

Re: Fixed Grip Steering

The paddles in my Renaultsport Clio are fixed. I thought it might be an issue, but have not found it so (still more to hand than with a conventional gear stick).

Note how he still runs out of lock with his hands crossed. Solved by letting go with one hand!
by GTR1400MAN
Thu Oct 20, 2016 2:26 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Fixed Grip Steering
Replies: 14
Views: 2677

Re: Fixed Grip Steering

as an aside do we have to insist on using Adobe Flash? The forum software currently forces Flash Player, but if you can click through to native YouTube for the HTML5 player. Alasdair, not sure if there's a mod upgrade available or an alternative one that uses HTML5, and handles widescreen better. I...
by GTR1400MAN
Thu Oct 20, 2016 1:11 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Gov.uk Consultation on driverless cars
Replies: 23
Views: 3804

Re: Gov.uk Consultation on driverless cars

http://www.itsinternational.com/categories/utc/news/fema-and-dutch-motorcyclists-question-teslas-type-approval/

Serious concerns from the motorcycle world whether this tech can 'see' motorbikes or is programmed to deal with them!
by GTR1400MAN
Thu Oct 20, 2016 12:41 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Fixed Grip Steering
Replies: 14
Views: 2677

Fixed Grip Steering

This video popped up on Facebook today. Well worth a watch. My comment below. UEuZG37gFdM Fixed grip steering. Enjoy one of the rally masters from the past. Interesting to see that even he runs out of steering occasionally (at the extremes he is driving at). Watch the modern rally cars and that does...
by GTR1400MAN
Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:27 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Is AD 'better driving'?
Replies: 80
Views: 7222

Re: Is AD 'better driving'?

to be fair no sane rider should have overtaken where he did - he only fitted in because I was on the left, it was a very dangerous move - I am not sure whether he would have been observant enough to detect any subtleties - I think this was a case where the AD benefits of the best line should have b...
by GTR1400MAN
Tue Oct 18, 2016 4:40 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Is AD 'better driving'?
Replies: 80
Views: 7222

Re: Is AD 'better driving'?

The thing that you need to bear in mind there is that the person you have just overtaken is your last witness. If it all goes udders upwards a bit further down the road, even if it's not your fault, then their view of your driving, right or wrong, may colour what happens next. Hmmm, lets think ... ...
by GTR1400MAN
Tue Oct 18, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Is AD 'better driving'?
Replies: 80
Views: 7222

Re: Is AD 'better driving'?

It's hard to put a name on it and it's hard to quantify it but there's a feeling which starts the moment I get into a vehicle with another driver. I think the word you are looking for is, "confidence'. Some drivers inspire confidence right from the off, others do not. Aren't you all talking ab...
by GTR1400MAN
Tue Oct 18, 2016 7:44 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Is AD 'better driving'?
Replies: 80
Views: 7222

Re: Is AD 'better driving'?

Horse wrote:It's odd, though, that since we've had most riders in the UKusing daytime headlamps we haven't had a massive drop in 'SMIDSY' crashes.

And any benefit there was has now been totally eradicated by the un-necessary fashion accessory of DRLs. :twisted:
by GTR1400MAN
Mon Oct 17, 2016 6:04 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Is AD 'better driving'?
Replies: 80
Views: 7222

Re: Is AD 'better driving'?

And of course there is actual camouflaging (as opposed to motion camoflage/looming). Having the bike, lights, helmet, hiviz all different colours does a great job of hiding you ... think how tanks and battleships are made to 'disappear'.

See this poster
by GTR1400MAN
Mon Oct 17, 2016 10:41 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Is AD 'better driving'?
Replies: 80
Views: 7222

Re: Is AD 'better driving'?

ksj1JC30HhI This one did the rounds recently on Facebook. The sad thing is the majority of riders could not see the rider was an idiot for overtaking where he did. It's obvious the car is looking for the overtake. All the comments were wanting the driver prosecuted as 'he did it on purpose'. Whethe...

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