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SVS

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2,388 posts

154 months

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Tuesday 25th September 2012 quote quote all
Hi everyone,

Who's read this month's IAM Diary in Ride magazine? It seemed to me that the Associate's confusion wasn't unusual. Could this be a reflection that the IAM should strengthen its Observers' coaching skills?

Glosphil

2,251 posts

117 months

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Wednesday 26th September 2012 quote quote all
SVS said:
Hi everyone,

Who's read this month's IAM Diary in Ride magazine? It seemed to me that the Associate's confusion wasn't unusual. Could this be a reflection that the IAM should strengthen its Observers' coaching skills?
The procedure for training and qualifiying IAM observers is soon to change to a scheme with national standards. Currently being trialed in one (or is it two?) regions.

johnao

267 posts

126 months

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Wednesday 26th September 2012 quote quote all
SVS said:
Hi everyone,

Who's read this month's IAM Diary in Ride magazine? It seemed to me that the Associate's confusion wasn't unusual. Could this be a reflection that the IAM should strengthen its Observers' coaching skills?
Is Ride magazine available on the member's side of the IAM forum, please?

Or, is Ride magazine nothing to do with the IAM!

Yours sincerely, confused! (ie. a non-biker)

Edited by johnao on Wednesday 26th September 17:13

carinaman

7,656 posts

55 months

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Wednesday 26th September 2012 quote quote all
I think it's a motorcycling magazine:

http://www.ride.co.uk/

JimbobVFR

780 posts

27 months

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Thursday 27th September 2012 quote quote all
yes it is a bike mag

Couldn't scan as I couldn't get the scanner to work but this photo is readable if you click for full size




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MC Bodge

5,525 posts

58 months

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Monday 1st October 2012 quote quote all
It sounds about right. All-but-one of my observed rides (and observers) were fairly conservative and it was suggested that I didn't give the impression of 'hooliganism'. The test was examined by Police-instructor-examiner who, it transpired during the de-brief, had very keen for me to get a move on and pass everything that was even vaguely pass-able....

The observers and the examiner were different types.

Edited by MC Bodge on Monday 1st October 22:48

GadgeS3C

3,440 posts

47 months

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Tuesday 2nd October 2012 quote quote all
MC Bodge said:
It sounds about right. All-but-one of my observed rides (and observers) were fairly conservative and it was suggested that I didn't give the impression of 'hooliganism'. The test was examined by Police-instructor-examiner who, it transpired during the de-brief, had very keen for me to get a move on and pass everything that was even vaguely pass-able....

The observers and the examiner were different types.

Edited by MC Bodge on Monday 1st October 22:48
Exactly my experience. Didn't help that I was on an XBR500 and he was on a Fireblade. Vaguely pass-able for him would have required a tow from the Starship Enterprise for me! biggrin

rog007

3,432 posts

107 months

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Wednesday 3rd October 2012 quote quote all
MC Bodge said:
It sounds about right. All-but-one of my observed rides (and observers) were fairly conservative and it was suggested that I didn't give the impression of 'hooliganism'. The test was examined by Police-instructor-examiner who, it transpired during the de-brief, had very keen for me to get a move on and pass everything that was even vaguely pass-able....

The observers and the examiner were different types.

Edited by MC Bodge on Monday 1st October 22:48
Failed my first IAM bike test years ago for 'not making sufficent progress'; I made up for it on the re-test!! biggrin

SVS

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2,388 posts

154 months

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Wednesday 5th December 2012 quote quote all
The story continues ... January's edition of RiDE (p.103) has the IAM described as a "ragtag army" smile

And it goes on to decsribe the leader of an IAM ride-out being pulled by the old bill cop The IAM, eh? tongue out


guillemot

126 posts

48 months

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Thursday 6th December 2012 quote quote all
Interesting - is that where all the 'toe the line' statements from conference have come from then, something official picking up interest? I wondered why we were all being told once again not to speed, and also no straightlining... rolleyes

MC Bodge

5,525 posts

58 months

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Friday 7th December 2012 quote quote all
SVS said:
The story continues ... January's edition of RiDE (p.103) has the IAM described as a "ragtag army" smile

And it goes on to decsribe the leader of an IAM ride-out being pulled by the old bill cop The IAM, eh? tongue out
When I did IAM, the group were, quite understandably, very keen on sticking to speed limits.

The observers and examiner did not approve of the many reductions in speed limits in the region (Councils and Brake! were thought to be responsible) , but said that the rules of the road must be adhered to.

My personal view on this and other things, such as straight-lining, is that discretion is an important part of riding and driving.
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