Twist Grip – June 2016

June 2016

To our readers

The new season is taking shape

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Welcome to the June edition of Twist Grip, with apologies for slipping into July. I must get another day job ...

With the appearance of the sun and long evenings, there are now more rides than Soft Mick for people to enjoy, so put pen to paper and finger-tips to keyboard and tell the world about it. There is a lot going on in EDAM at the moment and a lot of people have a lot of interesting things to say about riding a motorbike, so please share it!

 

Word from the Chair

Slo-mo? Fast-mo?

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Word from the Chair

So what unwise words am I going to utter this month?, I hear you ask. Actually there is not too much to say this month, I have been busy with a couple of associates whilst trying to coax another out of hiding (shift work makes planning very difficult).

EDAM's Slo-mo Day at East Fortune

Wonderful weather and not a paddle to be seen

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Any fool can buy a modern bike, wack open the throttle and be doing a three-digit speed in about ten seconds – and many fools do, I'm sure. But slow it down to walking pace and the bike wobbles ominously, the feet go down and any semblance of cool disappears.

IAM Skills Day at Knockhill

IAM's northernmost Skills Day took place at Knockhill on the 6th June

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IAM Skills Day at Knockhill

With the Croft Skills Day this autumn already cancelled, this was the only practicable opportunity for members in this part of the world to benefit from high-class instruction without fear of a Fiat 500 going the wrong way on your side of the road.