Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Filtering by motorcycle - Youtube - feedback

Filtering Motorcycle Youtube

Hello Nigel, hope you are well.

I had to email you after my experience yesterday evening.

I finished early yesterday and as it was so nice I decided to deliver a couple of invoices on my bike.
Traffic was quite busy on the way out but an hour later coming back it was stacked.
I was approaching a roundabout and could see the traffic so I moved into the outside lane slowly and then filtered around to the road I wanted.
Looking ahead the traffic was moving very slowly and then your most recent video started to play in my head.

So, keeping my distance, careful of traffic islands, oncoming traffic etc. I then talked myself through about 2 miles of filtering and it was brilliant.
Commentary helps me focus and this time I was confident I could do it. I did have 1 on coming car that sounded his horn but as I was a good distance away I didn't see the problem and nobody else had a problem with what I was doing.
I didn't actually stop until the next traffic lights and I was so pleased with myself to do it which is thanks to your video.

What made me laugh was a small motorbike behind me because at first he looked uncertain, but with a GS cutting through he had more than enough room and he acknowledged me at the lights when we stopped.

That was an excellent experience and if it wasn't for seeing your video I certainly wouldn't have filtered like that yesterday. I would have moved on a bit, then stop if I wasn't sure about a gap or other traffic. Yesterday I was in control and as I was moving about 10 -15 mph I could stop easily if required but I felt comfortable and controlled.

Appologies for such a long email but that was such a great experience for me as I'd never done it that extent before and I'm still excited now.
If you ever wanted proof as to whether your videos have any impression on people then this is it!!

Keep up the good work in helping us novices to feel more confident and safer.

All the best

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