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Machine Control Training

Postby EasyTiger » Thu Jul 14, 2011 6:45 pm

As a nervous red badge holder I've been up to York to train in Machine Control with Tom Killeen.
He destroys myths, demonstrates the laws of physics, and instils confidence.
In essence, you learn not to interfere with your bike.
On the most basic course (MC1), everyone else was a riding instructor or IAM Observer.
Some were coming for the second time, or using the weekend as pre-season preparation.
It's a 700-mile B Road round trip. I found it well worth it.
And riding no hands over obstacles was a lot of fun.
Course content and description of the series - Basics, Mastering Slippery Conditions (Offroad at Thirsk), Bends and Curves, Supermoto - are all on the site.
Supermoto is the same bike all day but two sets of on- and offroad tyres...
He's just started doing knee-down training.
He promotes IAM for roadcraft. Might be a good winter speaker.
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