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Old 04-06-2014, 02:17 AM   #16
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When I first clicked in the link, my thought was "good god, it is almost an hour long, no way I am going to watch the whole thing". Then I watched it. Your methodology seems sound, and I tend to agree with your conclusion. Thanks for taking the time to put this together.
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Old 04-06-2014, 03:51 AM   #17
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When I first clicked in the link, my thought was "good god, it is almost an hour long, no way I am going to watch the whole thing". Then I watched it. Your methodology seems sound, and I tend to agree with your conclusion. Thanks for taking the time to put this together.

Thank you! Believe me, when I started making it I thought I was making a 10 minute video... then I glued all my footage together as a rough cut and realised that a) It was nearly an hour long, plus b) There was a load of stuff I wanted to add.

Fail :-).
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Old 04-06-2014, 01:36 PM   #18
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Thank you! Believe me, when I started making it I thought I was making a 10 minute video... then I glued all my footage together as a rough cut and realised that a) It was nearly an hour long, plus b) There was a load of stuff I wanted to add.

Fail :-).
No fail at all. I consider myself to be a fairly proficient rider, re-read several riding books annually and practice (a lot). I found a lot of meat in your video, good stuff. You did good.

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Old 04-06-2014, 01:48 PM   #19
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almost an entire hour for turning left!?!

someone just let me know when the 60-90 second's of valuable info happens and i will skip to that part


EDIT: ok i am sure its fine but don't have time to watch atm. just what might be in store?
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Old 04-06-2014, 03:07 PM   #20
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almost an entire hour for turning left!?!

someone just let me know when the 60-90 second's of valuable info happens and i will skip to that part


EDIT: ok i am sure its fine but don't have time to watch atm. just what might be in store?
I don't understand posts like this. If you don't like it, or don't think it pertains to you then why post shit about it? I found it useful, informative and valuable. Obviously you're beyond it or it's over your head. Either way destructive comments aren't needed.
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Old 04-06-2014, 05:04 PM   #21
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i haven't watched it yet

nothing wrong with my comments, or post. its tongue in cheek and off the cuff, same as i can be sometimes. sry you can't understand that

however a "destructive" post / comment? you may be taking me, and a forum post, a bit too seriously

i will watch it and report back my....findings. or non-findings?

w/e the case i am sure i will turn left very well when done
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Old 04-06-2014, 06:35 PM   #22
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I would say this, but it's worth persevering a little past three minutes :-). There's on bike filming, Inception style graphical effects, and real time slow-motion side by side analysis of somebody being a suicidal lunatic, complete with the triple salco over a cliff at the end when they screw it up. And they couldn't even successfully kill themselves! Not a scratch...

OK, it's 53 minutes of your life you'll never get back, but you could be watching Mork & Mindy reruns so...
Just finished watching. Very enlightening. Now I think I am going to look up that book on amazon. Your argument presents in a very convincing manner that a racing line, while good for racing can really screw us over on the street. up

To everyone else daunted by the length of the video, sit through it. It is worth it.
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Old 04-07-2014, 06:56 AM   #23
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Just finished watching. Very enlightening. Now I think I am going to look up that book on amazon. Your argument presents in a very convincing manner that a racing line, while good for racing can really screw us over on the street. up

To everyone else daunted by the length of the video, sit through it. It is worth it.
Thank you!
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Old 04-17-2014, 09:42 AM   #24
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In response to demands for 'More Maria!'...

She's been starring in other people's videos - she's curator of a local museum and the local tourist board have produced a video highlighting it, featuring her dulcet tones...



No motorcycle content, but some cool heavy engineering from an earlier era...
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Old 05-21-2014, 07:14 AM   #26
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Nicely done and informative
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Old 05-21-2014, 07:37 AM   #27
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Nice beard but your right eyebrow (left if you're in the US) seems to be out control :p

To me this video is like trifle made with minced meat....surprisingly good.
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Old 05-21-2014, 12:59 PM   #28
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Yes.

Having looked at some of the Killboy failure dragon fest thread I have often wondered why so many American riders were riding the way they were. They must be following Reg's thinking.

I've read the Roadcraft handbook and I should really keep going back to it. I have always followed the lines as the book and you describe when riding in the UK, but now in France I find French drivers tend to cut corners so I position less for sight and more for safety.

Your vid should be watched by everyone on advrider.

Link to the official Motorcycle Roadcraft - the police riders handbook.

Everyone should vote this thread 5 stars or get it stickied somehow - it really could be a life saver for those who were unaware of the wisdom
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Old 05-24-2014, 07:36 AM   #29
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excellent vid. first unwasted saturday morning in years!
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Old 05-24-2014, 12:57 PM   #30
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excellent vid. first unwasted saturday morning in years!

Thank you kind sir!
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