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by jcochrane
Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Empty roads
Replies: 22
Views: 1123

Re: Empty roads

You might be surprised how many growned-ups object to it now! Parents never knew what we got up to on bikes and there was far less traffic around back then. Same applies to driving cars, my parents never knew, the old bangers were courtesy of local farmers. Happy days and where I learnt just about ...
by jcochrane
Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Empty roads
Replies: 22
Views: 1123

Re: Empty roads

Lateral movement on the approach to junctions is a very old trick when on two wheels to get spotted and works quite well. . Any idea when and where you first heard of it? The first 'in print' I know of was in the [now defunct] Motorcycle and Workshop magazine, Nov '88, written by Ed Reid. More rece...
by jcochrane
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Empty roads
Replies: 22
Views: 1123

Re: Empty roads

Lateral movement on the approach to junctions is a very old trick when on two wheels to get spotted and works quite well. Getting back to what vanman raised that happened recently when driving a car, I suspect a mix of saccades, pillar edge blindness or attitude was to blame. What vamnan describes h...
by jcochrane
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Yet another....
Replies: 14
Views: 6302

Re: Yet another....

Welcome. I also owned a number of Alfas in the past. Will probably meet up at the drive in April and good to see you found the Banbury coach.
by jcochrane
Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: In The News
Topic: Phone use (again )
Replies: 58
Views: 16407

Re: Phone use (again )

I find using a touch screen more distracting than hands free phone as it means taking my eyes off the road too long to focus on tapping a screen accurately. Often though, if on hands free phone, I break into a driving commentary, if I identify a need to raise concentration on the driving, which stop...
by jcochrane
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 9
Views: 3612

Re: Newbie

Welcome Lizzy, Look forward to meeting you at Newbury. Good to hear that you enjoyed the Young Driver Days and found it inspiring. You will find a number of people attending Newbury who have completed the High Performance Course and you may recognise some of them.
by jcochrane
Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Tyres fitted to front or rear
Replies: 23
Views: 7942

Re: Tyres fitted to front or rear

:racing: I suggested fitting my replacement front tyres to the rear this week on the strength of this thread, and was advised to "have the best tyres on the front". Could it be an old woman thing? Yes you might be right there. A lot of tyre fitters just assume (wrongly) if it's front whee...
by jcochrane
Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Block Changes - How Many Do You Miss?
Replies: 33
Views: 9417

Re: Block Changes - How Many Do You Miss?

Ray Mott wrote:
Pumafan wrote:On fire at Ann Summers? Let's call it Wapses Lodge, eh?

Could not recall the name of it - at least you knew where I meant, LOL.

Curious you should remember the Ann Summers HQ though and not the name of the roundabout. :shock:
by jcochrane
Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Members.
Replies: 22
Views: 8549

Re: New Members.

Glad you made it here.
by jcochrane
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Terminally Embarrased
Replies: 14
Views: 5759

Re: Terminally Embarrased

It happens. Good for you in having the courage to post about it here. It reminds me that a few days after my sister's sudden death in her 40's I had a couple of blank moments whilst driving. One was bumping into a lamp post in an empty car park and the other suddenly realising I was driving on a sec...

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