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Hi all. Well today I went to be assessed as a trainee motorcycle instructor. What a lovely day to be assessed the best day so far this year for riding. There were four candidates for the assessment all with ten to forty (thats me) years riding experience. We started by discussing the clothing worn for motorcycling and had to give reasons why we bought what we did. Then each of us were given a half hour ride out to be assessed on our riding skills. Glad to say that we all passed with high marks. The assessors were IAM RoSPA examiners who were all DSA approved instructor / examiners. On return we had a working lunch and then we were asked to comment on the type of bike we rode and why we bought them. All were impressed with my XL700VA Transalp. It seems to tick all the boxes for being one of the best bikes to ride. We were then given an outline on how our training would progress. Well thats the first step taken now the fun begins. We will sit in on CBTs and then start by taking one of the CBT modules (under supervision) at a time until we can take all five modules. We then become the instructor and the instructors become awkward trainees to really put us through our paces. Fun starts Saturday. Dave.:thumbup:
 

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Well done on the first part and good luck with the rest.:thumbup:
 

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Well sounds like you made the right decision then, well done and good luck for the rest of the course.
 

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Interesting read, and well done. As someone who is still very much 'under instruction' I have the utmost respect for anyone who is able to teach the gentle (but not-so-easy) art of motorcycling. Good luck with the rest of the training, and I hope you enjoy your new role. :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:

And yes, what a fab day to ride it was. I even managed to take Nessie out for a brief pootle down the road! :cool::sunny:
 
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Well done Lulu, hope this is the start of our 'better weather days'. Ride safe now. Dave.
 

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Thanks Dave, Please keep us informed J
 

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We then become the instructor and the instructors become awkward trainees to really put us through our paces.
Ah yes. That takes me back. "Kick the bike over" says the trainee instructor. Over it goes - CRASH... :D
 

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Ah yes. That takes me back. "Kick the bike over" says the trainee instructor. Over it goes - CRASH... :D
"Carry out a u-turn". The 'pretend' pupil finishes the u-turn by mounting the pavement and passing one side of a bus shelter before dropping back into the road again.
 

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erm... isn't that how you do U turns then?:rolleyes:
It's probably okay in your bit of europe. Any indiscretions can be solved with the old gallic shrug which can be used as an answer to anything I believe.:D
 

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"Go straight over the roundabout."...........40 tonnes of truck rolls straight through the middle of a roundabout in Hull traffic swerving left and right trying to avoid it! (Teaching Gurkas to drive, they take everything litterally!):eek:ccasion8:
 
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Alls well as long as they don't draw their knife.
 

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Done a riding assessment today to become an instructor. Covered braking with out ABS and with ABS, slow manoeuvres, turning a GSA in a 6.5 meter circle:thumbup: We then looked at riding position, speed, junctions knackerd now only been riding 5 hrs. Next month its A,B,C Roads, planning over taking.:thumbup:
 

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Done a riding assessment today to become an instructor. Covered braking with out ABS and with ABS, slow manoeuvres, turning a GSA in a 6.5 meter circle:thumbup: We then looked at riding position, speed, junctions knackerd now only been riding 5 hrs. Next month its A,B,C Roads, planning over taking.:thumbup:

What like the ride to LLandovery :toothy7::toothy7::toothy7:

Good on yer J have thought about this myself but I havnt had my license for long enough yet, got to have it for 3 yrs :D good luck and keep us posted :thumbup:
 

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What like the ride to LLandovery :toothy7::toothy7::toothy7:

When did we ride to LLandovery?


That one with Young Phil Kin Obi :D. Thought that was more like Pod racing like on Tatooine

In this picture you can clearly see me and one of of the sexually confused Trannies:D

 

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Had my second days training yesterday and we covered more on road positions, cornering at speed, limit points, estimating distances whilst travelling at speed, correct use of mirrors and life savers. fantastic day out learnt loads, I think most riders need advanced training to enhance their skills. 8 hrs in the saddle concentrating all the time is absolutely knackering. next one next month.:icon_smile:
 

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Had my second days training yesterday and we covered more on road positions, cornering at speed, limit points, estimating distances whilst travelling at speed, correct use of mirrors and life savers. fantastic day out learnt loads, I think most riders need advanced training to enhance their skills. 8 hrs in the saddle concentrating all the time is absolutely knackering. next one next month.:icon_smile:
Doing a full days training when doing my DAS left me knackered... Constantly concentrating for long periods sure does take it's toll.

Keep up the good work.



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Well done J

You're right about the extra training for most riders. There's always something that you can pick up and the more training you have generally the safer / smoother / and more progressive you ride, which makes it all more enjoyable :thumbright:
 
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