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'IAM Diary' in this month's Ride magazine

'IAM Diary' in this month's Ride magazine

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SVS

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2,935 posts

178 months

Tuesday 25th September 2012
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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

2,455 posts

141 months

Wednesday 26th September 2012
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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

385 posts

150 months

Wednesday 26th September 2012
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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

11,625 posts

79 months

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

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

JimbobVFR

1,309 posts

51 months

Thursday 27th September 2012
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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

8,484 posts

82 months

Monday 1st October 2012
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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

3,821 posts

71 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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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

4,146 posts

131 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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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

Original Poster:

2,935 posts

178 months

Wednesday 5th December 2012
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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

214 posts

72 months

Thursday 6th December 2012
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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

8,484 posts

82 months

Friday 7th December 2012
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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.