Motorcycle Roadcraft 2020

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GTR1400MAN
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Re: Motorcycle Roadcraft 2020

Postby GTR1400MAN » Mon Nov 02, 2020 3:47 pm

Horse wrote:When I took the Star Rider Gold test (about 1985?), the ride was in two parts. To start, until told otherwise, it was 'full system' (bluebook 7 features), including a 'short' arm signal.

Watch this from 2:57

Things have moved on a bit due to the environment we ride in. Look at those empty streets and few hazards ahead. It was a different world.
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Re: Motorcycle Roadcraft 2020

Postby Strangely Brown » Mon Nov 02, 2020 4:22 pm

Horse wrote:When I took the Star Rider Gold test (about 1985?), the ride was in two parts. To start, until told otherwise, it was 'full system' (bluebook 7 features), including a 'short' arm signal.


Good job your punctuation is up to the job. A short-arm signal would probably earn you a fail.

I was going to say that the original system has only 6 features but I presume the 7th is the life-saver in MC Roadcraft?

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Re: Motorcycle Roadcraft 2020

Postby Horse » Mon Nov 02, 2020 4:41 pm

Yes, this well back in bluebook days and, yes, 6 was the lifesaver.

TBH, I think if you learned Roadcraft in that regimented fashion, it was easier than the 'new' ways :)

Discuss ;)
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Re: Motorcycle Roadcraft 2020

Postby Horse » Mon Nov 02, 2020 4:42 pm

IIRC that video was '79 [edit video title says 77] and Riding Plans was '81.
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