Twist Grip – June 2016

Riding Tip #14

Road positioning in urban areas.

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Riding Tip #14
When in 20's/ 30'/s 40's, the car driver or "command" road position - offside of central, may be the best road position to occupy space, and discourage "pushy" overtakes. It is rare that a nearside position is required for view for safe stopping distance.

Laidlaw Trophy Report

Our annual skills event for Associates & Members

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Laidlaw Trophy Report
The rebuilding works at Charles Letts Dalkeith carpark required a change of venue for the 2015 EDAM Miss Laidlaw Trophy. Nigel Harper liaised with Calum Murray of Saltire, and we were allowed to use their CBT training yard and training bikes this year.

Woman causes death of Biker on A9

A rather morbid tale, but would you lay down your bike?

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Woman causes death of Biker on A9
The following article in the link below makes for rather grim reading, but I would not see laying my bike down as an advanced technique. I would be looking for a softer escape route option.
 
Comments please...

Trainspotting

Elliot Beattie packs his anorak and heads off to Tweedbank.

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Trainspotting

It's not every day you can see a 1930's A4 Pacific tootling down to Tweedbank on the newly opened Borders railway. So the run plan was to follow it down to the Borders, hoping that we would be quicker than the train!

Our First European Trip

Well I would ride 500 miles, then I would ride 500 more...

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Our First European Trip

It’s been on the cards for a few years now but something always gets in the way, well 2015 it’s on.  We started planning it as a short trip to visit friends in the Dordogne region of France and very soon it grew to a little bit more. Edinburgh to San Sebastian and back.  Game on!

What no PDF?

Our clever programmers have found a smart way to auto generate PDFs

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What no PDF?

This month I've been scratching my head a lot and wondering how we might be able to create a PDF automatically from the web pages without the duplication of production effort. Fortunately I employ people much smarter than me.

Word from Chair

This month I would like to thank Boris from London for his suggestion about how we can improve road safety

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Word from Chair

This is particularly for the more vulnerable road users. I expect an alternative suggestion to come from Jeremy (also London based), which should pretty well eliminate road casualties altogether. 

Why I didn't go to the Nürburgring.

Would you take risk?

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Why I didn't go to the Nürburgring.
I've been invited by various friends to take trips to drive the Nürburgring in Germany several times over the past few years. I didn't consider it seriously until this year, when it looked like it was going to be practical, around work and family responsibilities.

New Editor Wanted!

Long hours, poor pay, grumpy customers...

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New Editor Wanted!

After 18 months on the saddle I've decided it's time to move over and let another Member have a crack at producing our monthly newsletter. 

Hall of Fame

Never in the history of EDAM has so much, been owed to so many, to so few

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Hall of Fame

I think it's about time that our contributors got a bit of recognition for the great work that they do, month in, month out. The following table shows the number of articles contributed by each since September 2015 and the number of hits their articles have generated in total.

Look out for next month's table that will include this month's contributors.

Five Lakeland Passes

Hold on tight for a second account of this challenging Lakeland passes run.

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Five Lakeland Passes

We started off as 5, but as Steve was expecting delivery of his new bike on the Friday of our departure and didn’t want any mishaps (it was a BMW after all), we quickly reduced to 4.

Congratulations & Welcome

Seven new members and a great test pass.

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Congratulations & Welcome