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HowardQ
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#31 Post by HowardQ » Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:33 pm

Perhaps you only get it free if you wear BS kite marked, road legal white boots.
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#32 Post by Aladinsaneuk » Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:01 pm

ask yellow duck...

all i am saying....


Let's face it, you wouldn't go to a nurse to get good advice on a problem with a Falco - you'd choose an Engineer or a mechanic...


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#33 Post by randomsquid » Tue Aug 02, 2011 6:28 pm

Saw a man today on a yellow bike.
In yellow leathers...
Where ever I lay my hat.....

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#34 Post by D-Rider » Tue Aug 02, 2011 6:31 pm

randomsquid wrote:Saw a man today on a yellow bike.
In yellow leathers...
.... there's a lot of them about (maybe)

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Re: Cop Training...

#35 Post by BikerGran » Tue Aug 02, 2011 7:12 pm

furygan man wrote:Hi all,
Just checked Durham website, one-on-one training is £100!
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GregD-UK wrote: Sounds a bit steep that,
Skinflints! I paid £90 for 2 days training back in 2000 or maybe 2001 - best £90 I ever spent because it made my riding so much more enjoyable!

Go for it, I say - what would you expect to pay for a track day?
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Re: Cop Training...

#36 Post by flatlander » Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:15 pm

what would you expect to pay for a track day
given my lack of ability it would depend on what got broke :smt002
For the avoidance of doubt and for the benefit of my wife, not everything I may say here will be absolutely true I may on ocassion embellish a little for effect.
That said when it comes to motorbikes, I like to ride side saddle with a nice frock

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I think Furrygran needs

#37 Post by flatlander » Tue Aug 02, 2011 11:27 pm

Aladinsaneuk wrote:I think you may have to start parking with the yellow falcos.....
THESE! :smt005 :smt007 :smt002
For the avoidance of doubt and for the benefit of my wife, not everything I may say here will be absolutely true I may on ocassion embellish a little for effect.
That said when it comes to motorbikes, I like to ride side saddle with a nice frock

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Re: Cop Training...

#38 Post by furygan man » Wed Aug 03, 2011 7:31 pm

BikerGran wrote:
furygan man wrote:Hi all,
Just checked Durham website, one-on-one training is £100!
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GregD-UK wrote: Sounds a bit steep that,
Skinflints! I paid £90 for 2 days training back in 2000 or maybe 2001 - best £90 I ever spent because it made my riding so much more enjoyable!

Go for it, I say - what would you expect to pay for a track day?
Think your quotes are in the wrong place!! Done it and recomended it! It is only around 2 hours of actual riding

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#39 Post by randomsquid » Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:05 pm

D-Rider wrote:
randomsquid wrote:Saw a man today on a yellow bike.
In yellow leathers...
.... there's a lot of them about (maybe)

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That looks like a very racist viking invader. But yellow.
Where ever I lay my hat.....

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Re: I think Furrygran needs

#40 Post by randomsquid » Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:07 pm

flatlander wrote:
THESE! :smt005 :smt007 :smt002
I wouldn't be in a rush to buy second hand leather clothing from someone calling himself fudge...
Where ever I lay my hat.....

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BUT...

#41 Post by flatlander » Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:46 pm

For the avoidance of doubt and for the benefit of my wife, not everything I may say here will be absolutely true I may on ocassion embellish a little for effect.
That said when it comes to motorbikes, I like to ride side saddle with a nice frock

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Re: Bike Safe

#42 Post by Ben » Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:11 pm

I've done one, it was a surreal but excellent experience.

I rode through London the way I normally ride, with a police bike filling my mirrors. I wasn't riding like an arse but neither was I riding like I was on my bike test.

We picked my commute route, which I knew like the back of my hand and it was interesting to get the copper's views on where I could improve. The feedback I got definitely helped me sharpen up. However, I've probably slipped back into old ways by now.

I recommend it to anyone I know, it's great value for money.

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