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Reg Local

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2,540 posts

168 months

Saturday 3rd October
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Cornering Part 4 - Applying the Throttle:

https://youtu.be/Dxd4gMk7gTE

Reg Local

Original Poster:

2,540 posts

168 months

Saturday 10th October
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How to Drive With Finesse:

https://youtu.be/lcJvyDK7uDg

And Motorcycle Overtaking:

https://youtu.be/S7bQXHy3CoI

dvenman

161 posts

75 months

Tuesday 13th October
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@Reg - in the Motorcycle Overtaking video at 10:10 you had a nearside view, sort of went for the overtake then decided against. Why? Purely out of interest, and the best overtakes are the ones rejected...

Reg Local

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2,540 posts

168 months

Tuesday 13th October
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dvenman said:
@Reg - in the Motorcycle Overtaking video at 10:10 you had a nearside view, sort of went for the overtake then decided against. Why? Purely out of interest, and the best overtakes are the ones rejected...
It’s not easy to see in the video - I think I cut away a little early - but an oncoming car came into view over the crest of the hill. I could have completed the overtake, but it would have been a little “agricultural”.

Reg Local

Original Poster:

2,540 posts

168 months

Friday 16th October
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5 Tips to Improve Your Riding:

https://youtu.be/zTof_qgkfzc

HighwayToad

20 posts

2 months

Sunday 18th October
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I'm new to Pistonheads, signed up yesterday hoping to get some advice to help improve my attempts at advanced driving.

I actually found Reg Local videos on YouTube a week or so ago and have watched several of them. They are very informative and I've found myself on several occasions thinking "ooh, didn't think of that" etc. Yesterday out for a drive along an unfamiliar road I was able to put some of the things I've learned from Reg's videos into practice:

Outside of the towns/villages along the road I was able to use lower gears and acceleration sense, along with Limit Points, to negotiate many corners without braking.

On two occasions I used the visibility of buildings up ahead to anticipate an upcoming 30mph zone which allowed me to slow down in plenty of time for it. (Is it big headed to say it felt good when I got those things right?)

Finally, on the way back I was approaching an entrance to a stately home of some sort, which had high walls on either side, meaning only about a car's length was visible if anything was coming out of that junction. I said to myself "what if a car suddenly came into view there?" Lo and behold a couple of seconds later, one did, so I was ready for it in case it came out (which it didn't).

So anyway, what I'm trying to say is, thank you Reg Local for very interesting and informative videos which are definitely helping me already. cool


Now if only I could learn not to let tailgating drivers behind me affect my driving - I definitely find that my driving goes "all to pot" the moment someone is impatiently following me.

Edited by HighwayToad on Sunday 18th October 17:29

dvenman

161 posts

75 months

Monday 19th October
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HighwayToad said:
Now if only I could learn not to let tailgating drivers behind me affect my driving - I definitely find that my driving goes "all to pot" the moment someone is impatiently following me.
Edited by HighwayToad on Sunday 18th October 17:29
You can't do much about them tailgating but you can then open up a bigger gap between you and the vehicle in front - add their 2 seconds, if you like. And if there's no one in front of you, let them past if you think they're going to get on with it and pull away from you.

SpeedyTheTortoise

20 posts

2 months

Wednesday 21st October
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dvenman said:
You can't do much about them tailgating but you can then open up a bigger gap between you and the vehicle in front - add their 2 seconds, if you like. And if there's no one in front of you, let them past if you think they're going to get on with it and pull away from you.
Thanks smile that's a good tip about the bigger gap in front.

Unfortunately on the road I was on there were many places where it was 'nothing but bends' for mile after mile so no opportunity to let the driver behind pass. As soon as I got a safe place I did let them pass (I prefer them in front than behind!)



(I am the poster formerly known as 'HighwayToad', I signed up to Pistonheads with that name then promptly decided on a better one shortly afterwards.)

keo

802 posts

130 months

Saturday 24th October
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Your book arrived this morning Reg, looking forward to reading it. I have watched a few of your videos and enjoyed them. I’d like to get into advanced driving but wouldn’t know where to start.

vonhosen

36,900 posts

177 months

Saturday 24th October
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keo said:
Your book arrived this morning Reg, looking forward to reading it. I have watched a few of your videos and enjoyed them. I’d like to get into advanced driving but wouldn’t know where to start.
You've already started with the videos & your purchase.

Reg Local

Original Poster:

2,540 posts

168 months

Sunday 25th October
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vonhosen said:
keo said:
Your book arrived this morning Reg, looking forward to reading it. I have watched a few of your videos and enjoyed them. I’d like to get into advanced driving but wouldn’t know where to start.
You've already started with the videos & your purchase.
This.

An open mind & a desire to learn are the first & most important attributes if you want to improve. After that, it depends entirely on what you want to achieve. Some people enjoy the challenge of taking & passing an advanced driving test, whilst others like the quiet satisfaction that comes with improving their standards.

Anyway, back on topic, despite the slighly click-baity title (sorry), here’s a video about driving in the wet:

https://youtu.be/mBuaqrkKTsE


Reg Local

Original Poster:

2,540 posts

168 months

Sunday 22nd November
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How to ride in wet weather:

https://youtu.be/RDT_9KJffsA

Reg Local

Original Poster:

2,540 posts

168 months

Saturday 28th November
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5 Tips For Smoother Gear Changes:

https://youtu.be/oM25BCDVHSw

Red Devil

12,215 posts

168 months

Interesting Reg. I hadn't really thought about bringing up the clutch pedal as a two stage process but on reflection it's something I've been doing reflexively for decades.

I thought some of those locations looked familiar. smile
@2:30 Belmont - https://goo.gl/maps/Jh9otxY93W3FsEqW6
@13:30 Lay-by - https://goo.gl/maps/jKUKaQYPYgYqLU8u8
@20:00 Bus stop - https://goo.gl/maps/qFXZZFqXV6nTkp8Q6
I remember them from a session with you a few years ago.

A friend of mine from around 30 years back used to live in Clayton-le-Woods.
Sadly he subsequently lost his battle against the big C.

Reg Local

Original Poster:

2,540 posts

168 months

How to Drve n Mist & Fog:

https://youtu.be/7hHEvnefcIE

Haltamer

1,525 posts

40 months

Reg Local said:
Something only spuriously related to your point on rear fog lights being used when not appropriate; An interesting encounter I had whilst plying the motorways was a BMW with rear fog lights on - Gave them a quick flash and flicked my front fogs a couple of times to make them aware (Nothing else to keep me entertained :P) and they replied with a flash of blues, as it was an unmarked car. (Left them to it!)

Later, looked like they had TPAC'd someone as they had someone boxed in traffic later on - So not just an impersonation attempt I'd imagine.

Out of interest, in your experience, would unmarked cars use rear fogs as a "marker" / "Look for me" light for colleagues that are catching up? Or was he just unaware :P