Twist Grip – June 2016

A warm welcome to our new Editor

Ian Astley takes the reins

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I am delighted to say that Ian Astley has agreed to take on the challenge of producing our monthly newsletter. Ian will be ably supported by Ross Lyon.

Congratulations & Welcome

More excellent test passes this month!

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Congratulations & Welcome

Blair White being presented with his F1rst certificate by his Observer Ken McLeod

EDAM Xmas Toy Run Announced

Sunday 6 December. Meet 10.30am Steading.

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EDAM Xmas Toy Run Announced

Details for this year's Xmas Toy Run to Edinburgh Sick Kids are now finalised.

Riding Tip #16

Edinburgh Bus Lanes

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Riding Tip #16
As Motorcycles are now allowed to use Edinburgh bus lanes for a trial period this may be relevant although this video dates from 2013, using a bus lane outwith the hours of operation.

Word from the Chair

See and be Seen

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Word from the Chair

The reason for my topic this month (apart from the obvious) is by way of a confession. Late one afternoon, in the car, I went to visit someone in hospital. It was a cold stormy day thanks to storm Abigail and the daylight was deteriorating. The area around the hospital (with an onsite nursery) was quiet and it was at the end of the nursery day, so there were the usual 4x4’s trying to get in and out of the access route.

Comfort Braking

What OTHER People think and the use of certain words.

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Comfort Braking

As a rule, the ideal gear for a corner is one that provides enough power to drive the bike out of it in the manner in which you desire, while providing a certain amount of flexibility in the corner; one that’s responsive to throttle changes but not overly so.

Dodging Abigail

Retirement Runs for the lucky few continue...

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Dodging Abigail

Elliot’s Thursday “Schoolday” runs continue to be well supported by EDAM members who are free during daytime winter months and on November 12th six of us set off to Gloagburn Farm at Tibbermore. 

Motorcycle Law Scotland Christmas Conundrum

Can you solve this legal puzzle?

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Motorcycle Law Scotland Christmas Conundrum

This month I thought I would give you a puzzle and see what you think. I will let you know the result in January, as it was a case we took on for a motorcyclist earlier this year. Did we win this court case? I would love to hear your views. There are three possible outcomes for you to consider and choose from:-

  1. Focus Driver at fault
  2. Motorcyclist at fault
  3. Both to Blame

Scotland's First TT Winner

Jock Porter makes history

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Scotland's First TT Winner

Ask any biker about Scottish TT winners and some names will immediately be offered:  Bob McIntyre for example,  who recorded the first 100mph lap on the mountain course.  Or maybe Hawick born Jimmy Guthrie, Norton’s multiple TT winner of the 30s.