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Discussion in 'Lounge' started by Karenh, Oct 11, 2018.
Completed my CBT today ready to get on the road with L plates now.
Just remember - if you haven't seen the whites of the drivers eyes - assume they haven't seen you. Take care.....
Well done karenh. You can ride like L now
Nice one Karen!
Assume every other road user is drunk, partially sighted & they only passed their test yesterday.
I was given that bit of advice when Nelson was a lad. It's stood me in good stead so far
I would endorse Stolly’s point. You can learn a whole heap and experience will teach you a whole lot more but nothing bears appreciating your relative invisibility on the road. A bike can disappear behind a door pillar the way a car never can. If you can’t see another driver, he can’t see you. Don’t get in blind spots and certainly never stay there.
One of the best pieces of advice I got was to be very wary of drivers wearing flat caps. Surprisingly sage, as it happens. Good on yer lass, take it steady. Dark nights are coming. (do that in a Sean Bean voice)
Thanks for all the advise guys
I hope you enjoy the freedom you feel from riding a motorcycle. A lot of good advice above, but I will add 1 more.
If you see a car at a junction. Assume it will pull out in front of you. They look but don’t see Motorcycles. Even ones with headlights on and riders wearing reflective jackets.
Congrats Karen, what you going to be riding?
All good advice. But as much as we all care about you I assume you have been out there doing your thing. So carry on you're great and keep us all in the picture. And plenty of pic's to please us old used to be's.
Well done Karen, take care with the next step.
Sorry to say at the moment an Honda 125 until I have restored my dads 1970 T120 bonnie and got some experience and passed my big bike test
Karen, good for you.
That'll throw some extra confusion into the mix Karen.
Learning on a modern Jap bike. Then having to relearn a right foot gear change!
Always looking for a new challenge
Well done & remember what the teachers told you - all the accidents in your wing mirrors had nothing to do with you
Welcome to the Asylum you should fit right in. To keep the inmates happy we will need photos. Well done
Well done Karen, make sure you enjoy it and be safe.
Well good luck to you, you have all already had loads of advise so just enjoy the freedom of Motorcycling and be safe.
Look forward to pictures of the Bonnie and even the Honda!