Motorcycle Dexterity and Control - 2016

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Motorcycle Dexterity and Control - 2016

Postby Mike.J.Roberts » Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:26 am

To All SAM Associates.

Motorcycle Dexterity & Control Days (a.k.a. Slow Riding Days)

By popular demand Mike Roberts and Derek Barker are running two Motorcycle Dexterity & Control Days just for associates (more dates may be added later in the year).

For every motorcycle spill that makes the local papers, there are many more which never get much publicity. How many of you in your time riding have never struggled to keep your bike upright while manoeuvring in a parking area, or had to take a big dab with either foot while negotiating queues of commuter traffic? Not many (if any).

Very often in these situations the rider grabs a handful of front brake, shortly followed by the resulting sound of expensive plastic and metal making contact with the ground. Motorcycle Dexterity & Control Days give you the opportunity to practice the art of riding a motorcycle slowly, and to learn the techniques that will help you do it.

This year there are going to be two dates only, these are Saturday 16th April @ 9.00 AM and Sunday June 26th @ 9.00 AM the venue will be the playground of Sidegate Primary School, Sidegate Lane, Ipswich. IP4 4JD

It is strongly recommended before you attend one of SAM's Dexterity days, you inform your Insurance Company that you intend to practise slow speed machine control in a school playground off road on tarmac, ask them to confirm that you will have full cover for this activity.

Numbers are limited to these events to 12 per session so please book early by E-mail to derek.g.barker@btinternet.com to guarantee a space.

NB. Please bring a drink/snack with you as there are no refreshment facilities on site.
Mike.J.Roberts
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Re: Motorcycle Dexterity and Control - 2016

Postby Mike.J.Roberts » Sat Apr 16, 2016 2:55 pm

Today we held the first of these events for 2016. The session covered slow speed manoeuvres including figure of eights, U-turn in the road and slaloms, as well as how to move your bike about manually. Everyone enjoyed the day, despite the cold weather, and everyone went away having made significant improvements.

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Mike.J.Roberts
National Observer & Committee Member
 
Posts: 1825
Joined: Tue Apr 01, 2008 3:54 pm
Location: Ipswich, Suffolk
Bikes: In reverse order (one at a time):-
Triumph Explorer 1200 XRT (Gen 2), Kawasaki 1400GTR, Honda ST1300 (x2), Honda Blackbird, Honda CBR1000FK, Honda CBR1000FH, Honda PC800, Honda VF750FD, Honda VF400, Honda CX500, Honda CB250K4, Honda C90, Mobylette Sport (sic) & various other smelly two strokes.

Re: Motorcycle Dexterity and Control - 2016

Postby Andre.Castle » Mon Jul 11, 2016 6:46 pm

Mike,
Will there be any more dates released, I always try and get my associates to plan this session in if possible.
Thanks
Andre
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Bikes: Current bikes are all small, AJP PR7, Honda CB650F and my trusty KTM 450EXC
Had bikes ever since I was 16.
KTM 990 Adventure (3rd one yes the orange handlebar protectors)
BSA H29 (not on road...yet)
Previous bikes, usually 'trials' bikes XT500, KLE500, DT250, XL185 and GP100 (the only new bike I've ever bought up till the latest KTM)
Also RD250's of various types
GP100
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