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U-turns Day EOI

Discussion in 'New Riders and Riding Tips' started by MattyB, Nov 23, 2006.

  1. Yes

  2. Yes, if it's properly organised with NR top dogs

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  3. No

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  1. Ok, I'm biting the bullet and swallowing my L plater pride.

    my U-Turns suck, and it's time to get cracking on perfecting my riding technique, so first off. I want to learn U-Turns.

    I'm curious who else would be up for it, if i organise a day in the next few weeks, we'll all meet up at a carpark, socialise, share learner skills and work on our U-Turns.

    Hell, while we're at it we could even do some emergency braking, controlling a rear wheel lock up, lock up the front and let go to know how it feels.

    all the learning stuff.

    in my eyes, it seems like an easy way to make learning fun (like those maths games for kids :p) and we can all share techniques, point out bad habits and have a grand ol' time :)

    Who's in, and when will you be best available?

    I'm thinking a Sunday.
  2. I'll be in that

    Sure I've got my P's test next Wednesday, but I get the impression its pretty easy, and I'll be using the CB250s.

    My usual ride is a Suzuki Across and I haven't even tried emergency breaking on it, nor have I completed a U turn (feet up) under about 20 metres. I blame the fact that I live in Hawthorn so there is absolutely no where to practice. :oops:

    Busy this weekend, but should be free next.
  3. any quiet car park which is big enough to accommodate the event on a weekend?

    I've love to... as my BBM friend keeps saying : "mate, you got to work on those Uie..." So what I've been doing is to do Uie everyday on local streets..

    Depending on the time and date and location.. A bit hard to find time on the weekend with kids and family..
  4. I'm keen on this too, but my weekends are pretty much booked out til the end of the yr.

    I think it'll hard to find any large carpark (which are usually shopping centres) empty, as christmas is just around the corner.
  5. Try large sporting venues - often they can have car parks that are larger than needed for their regular events - you'll need to find the best times as well (often the evening).

    Other options include large standalone hardware stores - like Bunnings maybe. But again - you'll need to be prepared to do evening sessions ... and perhaps deal with security guards.

    Oh industrial units as well would probably be big enough - could be your best bet during the day on weekends.