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Rider training help.
« on: June 04, 2019, 01:50:39 am »
Anything like this in Port Elizabeth?

Basic training, not offroad training.

Friend of mine that rides with me, he seems very uncomforable on his bike. I gave him a few pointers and his riding improved, but I think a trainer must get his hands on him.

He is making dumb mistakes while riding and its gonna stick.
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Re: Rider training help.
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2019, 01:53:00 am »
He can ride a bike, but came from Offroad bikes in the bush.

First time on the roads now.
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Re: Rider training help.
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2019, 08:22:36 am »
A great site with a lot of information on - flamesonmytank.com has a wealth of information on it, the site just gets deeper and deeper with each highlighted word clicked.

It will give him a lot of information on how to be safer, how to look, how to see, how to anticipate, where to place himself relative to other road users, etc.

It's well worth going through it.
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Re: Rider training help.
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2019, 09:34:48 pm »
Let him do trackdays - which is you 'against' the bike but in a safe environment, nothing else.
One learns to correct mistakes (we all make them) and what his bike actually can do, and that gives confidence!
If he'll be in B or A group after a few outings he'll be allright  :P
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Re: Rider training help.
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2019, 07:42:04 am »
Let him do trackdays - which is you 'against' the bike but in a safe environment, nothing else.
One learns to correct mistakes (we all make them) and what his bike actually can do, and that gives confidence!
If he'll be in B or A group after a few outings he'll be allright  :P

I concur with dr burp.
you can ask a skilled rider (or instructor) to sit behind your buddy for a couple of laps, and point out bad form and work on technique.
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Re: Rider training help.
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2019, 07:46:16 am »
A great site with a lot of information on - flamesonmytank.com has a wealth of information on it, the site just gets deeper and deeper with each highlighted word clicked.

It will give him a lot of information on how to be safer, how to look, how to see, how to anticipate, where to place himself relative to other road users, etc.

It's well worth going through it.

I read that site like it was my bible when I bought my first road bike  :thumleft:
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Re: Rider training help.
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2019, 09:59:12 am »
Warren, from X-Treme Yamaha does rider training for licensing. He might be able to help. Don't have his number.
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