Saturday, October 13, 2007

Feedback from You Tube video clips

Nigel
I have watched a significant number of your video clips on YouTube and have found them not only interesting but very useful as I am currently working towards the IAM test. However, and please be assured that I am asking and not critisising. the A500 filtering clip filled me with dread as you are in the offside lane and the oncoming traffic has to move to the near side.I would appreciate the rationale of this overtaking? When I have discussed filtering with my Observers the overriding message was "don't make your self the meat in the sandwich"I would like to thank you for sharing your videos. I realy do feel that watching them has helped me so much espcially in terms of bend positioning and using the vanishing points. I now give my self a running commentary alot fo the time and the terms "Friendly", "plan for the left/ right" and "chase it (the vanishing point) " are now regular parts of my biking vocabulary. My favourite clip however is the "day off from training" run from Broxton over to Wrexham. I now see that road in a different light and make much better progress over than previously.
Finally, after having a successful IAM "pre-test" run today I wil be applying for the test over this weekend.

Regards
Patrick Turnbull

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Video clips on Motorcycle News

My thanks to Motorcycle News for looking at my Video clips and then putting them on the site and giving them a high profile.

Remember to visit them at http;//www.motorcyclenews.co.uk and my user name is videobike

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Feedback from Tim Brown - Andy Taft Auction winner

After winning two advanced motorcycle assessment vouchers with Advanced Motorcycle Training.com at the first annual bikers ball, organised by the Andy Taft Charitable Trust, I arranged for myself and good friend Jon Everall to meet up with instructor Nigel Bowers at Trentham Gardens, Staffordshire.
We all enjoyed a two hour ride around Staffordshire and Shropshire, taking it in turn to take the lead, with all the action captured on Nigel’s on bike camera system. Throughout the trip Nigel gave us encouragement as well as helpful information an ways of honing our riding skills. It was also a pleasure to follow Nigel, who’s fluid and positive riding style is something to aspire to.
A week after the assessment the DVD of our trip arrived, professionally put together and presented, a great keepsake, and an opportunity to actually see the need for perhaps a little more work to improve my riding technique, thereby enhancing my enjoyment of motorcycle riding and those all important safety margins.

Thankyou to the Andy Taft Charitable Trust, and Nigel Bowers of Advanced Motorcycle Training.com.

Ride safe,
Tim Brown, Triumph Speed Triple owner/rider.

Friday, October 05, 2007

Normandy 2008 update

Jus t a few lines......

The accommodation at www.normandybeach.co.uk is booked for the weekend of Firday 25th April 2008 to Monday 28th 2008. The cost of the Advanced training will be £50.00 per person per day, i.e. the Saturday and Sunday wil cost £100.00. Places are limited to 9 riders and places are already going. Will keep you update..

Assessment session - Auction winner Andy Taft Charitable Trust

I donated a couple of vouchers to the Andy Taft Charitable Trust for an auction at 'First Annual Biker's Ball' an event will they held on Saturday 22nd September 2007 at Moorville Hall. Tim Brown from Meir won the assessment session. To his surprise there were 2 vouchers, so he asked his mate Jon Everall to join him and I took them out for 2 hours on Monday 1st October 2007. Tim and Jon were both on Triumphs and we spent some time on the roads in North Staffordshire and Cheshire.

This is what Tim had to say after the session via e-mail:' Hello Nigel, Just a quick note to say how much I enjoyed the ride out on Monday, and to thank you for all your positive comments about my riding, and for your constuctive criticism, it's given me food for thought, and set me on a plan to re-evaluate my riding. I'm looking forward to the DVD.'

We had a great time, all recorded on video and I will be looking at developing the new friendship further as Tim is a committee member at the local Triumph owners club.
I am glad I could be of assistance to the trust, keep up the good work and keep in touch.

Regards

NigelHello Nigel,
Just a quick note to say how much I enjoyed the ride out on monday, and to thank you for all your positive comments about my riding, and for your constuctive critisism, it's given me food for thought, and set me on a plan to re-evaluate my riding. I'm looking forward to the dvd