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Slow Riding – The Return

Last Saturday was slow level 2 riding. It is not so much slow riding, but quick riding at slow speeds. It is about control to the extent of leaning the bike in to corners and using acceleration to pull the bike back up. Again, the course took place in a large car park. The first […]

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Preparing for the IAM test

Once you have completed a number of observed rides, it will get to the stage when your observer will recommend that you are ready for the mock test. Yep, you have to do a mock test before you can apply for your full test. This will be one of the senior observers. Well, I had […]

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Motorbike slow riding

One of the aspects of preparing for the IAM test is showing that you can slow ride. This usually involves riding figure of eights around your Observer and other limited exercises, undertaken in a car park. My IAM group run slow riding courses, so I was booked on to the Level One course. This has […]

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Ride 4 with an Observer

Today’s ride out was a bit of a last minute decision. I happened to call my Observer and he asked if I wanted to join in with a ride he already had planned with another associate. I am always up for a ride out. It looked like the forecast showers would be done and dusted […]

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Straightening a corner – Part 2

All I wanted to do this time was get a photo as an example. That was much easier said than done. I had found what I thought would be a great example, but when you take the photo, it just never seems as vivid as it does when you are riding along. The other issue […]

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Straightening a corner – Part 1

I have been thinking of my next informative post, to follow on from the IPSGA post. I have decided that another really important part of riding is observation. That is not just what is going on about you, but is reading the road ahead, and maximising your ability to do that. In this first part […]

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Ride 3 with an Observer

What a cracking day. Another warm, sunny cloudless day. Even better, I was not feeling half as sore as I thought I would after yesterday’s spill. This time it was a meet opposite Loomies at 11:00. There are two car parks at the pub, and I came in on the one my Observer was not […]

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IPSGA – So what is that all about?

One of the underlying factors of the Police and IAM methodology is the concept of IPSGA. The principle is that Advanced Motorists “make progress” whilst ensuring the safety of themselves and those around them. This does not mean tearing around as fast as you can, but rather maintaining speed limits, where safe to do so. […]

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IAM Observer – Ride 2

Another stonkingly beautiful day, the sun was shining and there was not a cloud in the sky. A perfect day for ride. The problem was, I had pretty well maxed out on Advanced Riding and the techniques and system and the last thing I felt like doing was some advanced riding. I would have much […]

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First ride with the IAM Observer

I was not sure what to expect, though given what I was told about my observer, John, I was not expecting a “pipe smoking” rider, of which I had come across a few at my local IAM days. I was surprised to see that there were going to be two of us riding with John, […]

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