Ben Laurie blathering

Look, Lean and Roll

I’m in the process of becoming a member of the Institute of Advanced Motorists, with the Thames Vale Advanced Motorcyclists, who are a fantastic bunch. This is mostly about getting from A to B quickly, whilst being as safe as possible (and legal, of course). Whilst much of the training is done on the road, one-on-one with an IAM qualified observer, there are also many opportunities to do other stuff.

One of those is “Look, Lean and Roll”, which is a half day aimed at improving cornering. I did it this morning, and it was a lot of fun. Somehow, I think I may have had a little too much fun. Here’s my brake pedal afterwards…

Brake Pedal

And no, I didn’t drop the bike. I did lose some rubber off my shoes, though (valuable lesson, keep your feet higher on the pegs!).

Despite the fun, it was very educational. Well worth the fee. Oh, and did I mention it was fun?

1 Comment

  1. Nice work Ben, I think that was quite an acheivement! When I saw and heard the gent on the CBF1000 get his pegs down I decided that I wouldn’t be making the most of the day if I didn’t do the same! Cheers, Nige (CBF600 with loose chain and leaking rad!)

    Comment by Nigel Pond — 11 Sep 2006 @ 12:24

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