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Hazard Oriented Vision (HOV) : Safety Ride 30 Aug


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Nice mtg u Saboon... always interesting to mtg blind dates... ha ha..

 

Glad u had an interesting time..

Think Endless should be organizing regular HOV courses...

 

Hazard Oriented Vision

 

For those unfamiliar...

He leads a small gp

and points out the hazards he sees along the way

(w/ walkie talkie)

 

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Great work guys, thks for the effort, hope to see less motorcycle death on the road. :thumb:

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Originally posted by saboon@Dec 14 2006, 02:04 PM

A pity i missed the HOV course, hope can catch it when it is organised again.

 

From the positive feedback from the first HOV ride, I do plan to organise more HOV rides. If you are interested, drop me a PM and when sufficient riders, will conduct again.

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Hazard Oriented Vision (HOV) Safety Ride 24 June, Sunday, 8.00 am to 1.00 pm

 

By Endlessloop

("I" refers to Endlessloop in the article below)

 

Objectives:

1. To demonstrate how HOV is used and other safety aspects of riding

2. To assess the safety aspect of your riding style and identify any possible areas for improvement

 

For Who?

Any rider who has a valid riding license who wish to improve their safety skills.

Must come with your own bike.

 

Meeting Venue

The Arena Country Club

511 Upper Jurong Road (S)638366

 

Motivation

I have already written and shared in this thread about one of the principle safety skills that I used to keep me safe in my everday riding in Singapore for the past 10 year--Hazard Oriented Vision. Please read the HOV article first if you want to attend.

As it is a mental skill, it may not be obvious how HOV is really implemented when you ride.

You may also wish to see, as an example, of how I ride.

 

Program

There will be 3 parts:

 

Part 1

The first part is a one hour theory discuccsion at the stated meet-up venue where you may raise any safety issue or senarios that you often find difficult to deal with on the road. I and and my group of riders will attempt to answer your questions to the best of our abilities.

 

Part 2

This will be a 3 hour pratical session, where I will demonstrate how I use HOV.

This is done through commentary riding. That is, I will comment what I see when I ride. Radio sets will be used so you can hear me verbalise the HOV concept in practice, while doing your own safety checks at the same time, and do a comparision. You will also be able to see how I position myself on the road, my riding speed, the type of spacing I like to keep on the road (see "cocoon of space" that I wrote in this thread) and how to find such spaces.

 

Part 3

Lunch (go dutch).

I will attempt to answer any safety questions or clarify any questions about HOV over lunch, and a feedback session will be conducted for us to better improve the next HOV class, so that othera may benefit from your participation.

 

Just register. Never mind about the class size.

 

Please list your names/nicks only if you are confirmed coming. Then PM me your name and handphone number to Pplater. Pplater can be reached at 97624492 if you need any clarifications.

 

Attending

Darren

Nightmar3 (pending)

P-plate should be an attitude to safety and riding. There's always more to learn.

 

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Hazard Oriented Vision (HOV) Safety Ride 8 July, Sunday, 4.00 pm

 

By Endlessloop

("I" refers to Endlessloop in the article below)

 

Objectives:

1. To demonstrate how HOV is used and other safety aspects of riding

2. To assess the safety aspect of your riding style and identify any possible areas for improvement

 

For Who?

Any rider who has a valid riding license who wish to improve their safety skills.

Must come with your own bike.

 

Meeting Venue

The Arena Country Club

511 Upper Jurong Road (S)638366

 

Motivation

I have already written and shared in this thread about one of the principle safety skills that I used to keep me safe in my everday riding in Singapore for the past 10 year--Hazard Oriented Vision. Please read the HOV article first if you want to attend.

As it is a mental skill, it may not be obvious how HOV is really implemented when you ride.

You may also wish to see, as an example, of how I ride.

 

Program

There will be 3 parts:

 

Part 1

The first part is a one hour theory discuccsion at the stated meet-up venue where you may raise any safety issue or senarios that you often find difficult to deal with on the road. I and and my group of riders will attempt to answer your questions to the best of our abilities.

 

Part 2

This will be a 3 hour pratical session, where I will demonstrate how I use HOV.

This is done through commentary riding. That is, I will comment what I see when I ride. Radio sets will be used so you can hear me verbalise the HOV concept in practice, while doing your own safety checks at the same time, and do a comparision. You will also be able to see how I position myself on the road, my riding speed, the type of spacing I like to keep on the road (see "cocoon of space" that I wrote in this thread) and how to find such spaces.

 

Part 3

Lunch (go dutch).

I will attempt to answer any safety questions or clarify any questions about HOV over lunch, and a feedback session will be conducted for us to better improve the next HOV class, so that othera may benefit from your participation.

 

Just register. Never mind about the class size.

 

Please list your names/nicks only if you are confirmed coming. Then PM me your name and handphone number to Pplater. Pplater can be reached at 97624492 if you need any clarifications.

 

Attending

1. Darren

2. s4^dreamer

3. Nightmar3 (pending)

P-plate should be an attitude to safety and riding. There's always more to learn.

 

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Hi all, the HOV ride is postponed to 8 July Sunday 4pm. Sorry for the inconveniences caused. Hope to see riders interested in this life saving method of riding at the session. We will shorten the session on the day as appropriate. Half hour theory, straight to practical and then Q&A. Thanks.

P-plate should be an attitude to safety and riding. There's always more to learn.

 

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I'm interested in reading up the HOV article. However, I tried the link but it doesn't work. Do you have an updated link to the HOV article? :confused:

Biking is something that everyone can learn and enjoy! :goodluck:

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Hazard Oriented Vision (HOV) Safety Ride 8 July, Sunday, 4pm

By Endlessloop

("I" refers to Endlessloop in the article below)

 

Objectives:

1. To demonstrate how HOV is used and other safety aspects of riding

2. To assess the safety aspect of your riding style and identify any possible areas for improvement

 

For Who?

Any rider who has a valid riding license who wish to improve their safety skills.

Must come with your own bike.

 

Meeting Venue

The Arena Country Club

511 Upper Jurong Road (S)638366

 

Motivation

I have already written and shared in this thread about one of the principle safety skills that I used to keep me safe in my everday riding in Singapore for the past 10 year--Hazard Oriented Vision. Please read the HOV article first if you want to attend.

As it is a mental skill, it may not be obvious how HOV is really implemented when you ride.

You may also wish to see, as an example, of how I ride.

 

Program

There will be 3 parts:

 

Part 1

The first part is a one hour theory discuccsion at the stated meet-up venue where you may raise any safety issue or senarios that you often find difficult to deal with on the road. I and and my group of riders will attempt to answer your questions to the best of our abilities.

 

Part 2

This will be a 3 hour pratical session, where I will demonstrate how I use HOV.

This is done through commentary riding. That is, I will comment what I see when I ride. Radio sets will be used so you can hear me verbalise the HOV concept in practice, while doing your own safety checks at the same time, and do a comparision. You will also be able to see how I position myself on the road, my riding speed, the type of spacing I like to keep on the road (see "cocoon of space" that I wrote in this thread) and how to find such spaces.

 

Part 3

Lunch (go dutch).

I will attempt to answer any safety questions or clarify any questions about HOV over lunch, and a feedback session will be conducted for us to better improve the next HOV class, so that othera may benefit from your participation.

 

Just register. Never mind about the class size.

 

Please list your names/nicks only if you are confirmed coming. Then PM me your name and handphone number to Pplater. Pplater can be reached at 97624492 if you need any clarifications.

 

Attending

Darren

Nightmar3 (pending)

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Hazard Oriented Vision (HOV) Safety Ride 8 July, Sunday, 4.00 pm

By Endlessloop

("I" refers to Endlessloop in the article below)

 

Objectives:

1. To demonstrate how HOV is used and other safety aspects of riding

2. To assess the safety aspect of your riding style and identify any possible areas for improvement

 

For Who?

Any rider who has a valid riding license who wish to improve their safety skills.

Must come with your own bike.

 

Meeting Venue

The Arena Country Club

511 Upper Jurong Road (S)638366

 

Street Directory Link

http://www.streetdirectory.com/asia_travel/travel/travel_id_9087/travel_site_114561/

 

Motivation

I have already written and shared in this thread about one of the principle safety skills that I used to keep me safe in my everday riding in Singapore for the past 10 year--Hazard Oriented Vision. Please read the HOV article first if you want to attend.

As it is a mental skill, it may not be obvious how HOV is really implemented when you ride.

You may also wish to see, as an example, of how I ride.

 

Program

There will be 3 parts:

 

Part 1

The first part is a one hour theory discuccsion at the stated meet-up venue where you may raise any safety issue or senarios that you often find difficult to deal with on the road. I and and my group of riders will attempt to answer your questions to the best of our abilities.

 

Part 2

This will be a 2 to 3 hour pratical session, where I will demonstrate how I use HOV.

This is done through commentary riding. That is, I will comment what I see when I ride. Radio sets will be used so you can hear me verbalise the HOV concept in practice, while doing your own safety checks at the same time, and do a comparision. You will also be able to see how I position myself on the road, my riding speed, the type of spacing I like to keep on the road (see "cocoon of space" that I wrote in this thread) and how to find such spaces.

 

Part 3

Dinner (go dutch).

I will attempt to answer any safety questions or clarify any questions about HOV over dinner, and a feedback session will be conducted for us to better improve the next HOV class, so that others may benefit from your participation.

 

Just register. Never mind about the class size.

 

Please list your names/nicks only if you are confirmed coming, then PM your name and handphone number to Pplater. Pplater can be reached at 97624492 if you need any clarifications.

 

Attending

1. Darren (please pm me your number)

2. Nightmar3 (please pm me your number)

3. S4dreamer

4. Turk

P-plate should be an attitude to safety and riding. There's always more to learn.

 

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Can you imagine, what if you have spider man's spider senses?

 

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Wouldn't this ability to sense danger in advanced come in real handy when you are riding? ...

 

Imagined that you can sense something is wrong further up front of where you are currently riding...you start to slow down...you put your hand on the brake lever...

 

And then the cars in front suddenly jammed brake!

 

But you could brake in time and come to a controlled stop. Because you already had sensed something was amissed and was already ready to react!

 

:thumb:

 

Spiderman's spider sense. Sure, it would be really a life saver if a rider can have it. But it is just comic-book fiction. It's not real.

 

 

But wait a minute... What if such an ability to sense danger when riding can be acquired...Can be learnt...

 

o_O

 

Then, ask yourself, do you want this ability?

 

Yes, it can be learnt. Read my article on HOV (Hazard Oriented Vision). If you practise HOV when you ride, you will have the ability to sense danger in advanced and allows you to react and keep out of harm's way.

 

So this could be you...

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:cheer:

 

What's more, there is a practical HOV lesson coming up just this weekend. It's one of the rare times that I actually organise a riding HOV session. So do check out the details below. If you are interested, just sign up by pm-ing me your contact information.

 

 

 

 

 

Hazard Oriented Vision (HOV) Safety Ride 8 July, Sunday, 4pm

By Endlessloop

("I" refers to Endlessloop in the article below)

 

Objectives:

1. To demonstrate how HOV is used and other safety aspects of riding

2. To assess the safety aspect of your riding style and identify any possible areas for improvement

 

For Who?

Any rider who has a valid riding license who wish to improve their safety skills.

Must come with your own bike.

 

Meeting Venue

The Arena Country Club

511 Upper Jurong Road (S)638366

 

Motivation

I have already written and shared in this thread about one of the principle safety skills that I used to keep me safe in my everday riding in Singapore for the past 10 year--Hazard Oriented Vision. Please read the HOV article first if you want to attend.

As it is a mental skill, it may not be obvious how HOV is really implemented when you ride.

You may also wish to see, as an example, of how I ride.

 

Program

There will be 3 parts:

 

Part 1

The first part is a one hour theory discuccsion at the stated meet-up venue where you may raise any safety issue or senarios that you often find difficult to deal with on the road. I and and my group of riders will attempt to answer your questions to the best of our abilities.

 

Part 2

This will be a 3 hour pratical session, where I will demonstrate how I use HOV.

This is done through commentary riding. That is, I will comment what I see when I ride. Radio sets will be used so you can hear me verbalise the HOV concept in practice, while doing your own safety checks at the same time, and do a comparision. You will also be able to see how I position myself on the road, my riding speed, the type of spacing I like to keep on the road (see "cocoon of space" that I wrote in this thread) and how to find such spaces.

 

Part 3

Lunch (go dutch).

I will attempt to answer any safety questions or clarify any questions about HOV over lunch, and a feedback session will be conducted for us to better improve the next HOV class, so that othera may benefit from your participation.

 

Just register. Never mind about the class size.

 

Please list your names/nicks only if you are confirmed coming. Then PM me your name and handphone number to Pplater. Pplater can be reached at 97624492 if you need any clarifications.

 

Attending

Darren

Nightmar3 (pending)

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Hazard Oriented Vision (HOV) Safety Ride 8 July, Sunday, 4.00 pm

By Endlessloop

("I" refers to Endlessloop in the article below)

 

Objectives:

1. To demonstrate how HOV is used and other safety aspects of riding

2. To assess the safety aspect of your riding style and identify any possible areas for improvement

 

For Who?

Any rider who has a valid riding license who wish to improve their safety skills.

Must come with your own bike.

 

Meeting Venue

The Arena Country Club

511 Upper Jurong Road (S)638366

 

Motivation

I have already written and shared in this thread about one of the principle safety skills that I used to keep me safe in my everday riding in Singapore for the past 10 year--Hazard Oriented Vision. Please read the HOV article first if you want to attend.

As it is a mental skill, it may not be obvious how HOV is really implemented when you ride.

You may also wish to see, as an example, of how I ride.

 

Program

There will be 3 parts:

 

Part 1

The first part is a one hour theory discuccsion at the stated meet-up venue where you may raise any safety issue or senarios that you often find difficult to deal with on the road. I and and my group of riders will attempt to answer your questions to the best of our abilities.

 

Part 2

This will be a 2 to 3 hour pratical session, where I will demonstrate how I use HOV.

This is done through commentary riding. That is, I will comment what I see when I ride. Radio sets will be used so you can hear me verbalise the HOV concept in practice, while doing your own safety checks at the same time, and do a comparision. You will also be able to see how I position myself on the road, my riding speed, the type of spacing I like to keep on the road (see "cocoon of space" that I wrote in this thread) and how to find such spaces.

 

Part 3

Dinner (go dutch).

I will attempt to answer any safety questions or clarify any questions about HOV over dinner, and a feedback session will be conducted for us to better improve the next HOV class, so that others may benefit from your participation.

 

Just register. Never mind about the class size.

 

Please list your names/nicks only if you are confirmed coming, then PM your name and handphone number to Pplater. Pplater can be reached at 97624492 if you need any clarifications.

 

Attending

1. Darren (please pm me your number)

2. Nightmar3 (please pm me your number)

3. Turk

4.

P-plate should be an attitude to safety and riding. There's always more to learn.

 

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Encourage u to put your name up for HOV course this Sunday.

It's free & will definately benefit u in many, many ways.

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13 October 2007 Saturday

Bike Safety Knowledge by Endlessloop

 

9.00 am to 12.00 pm at KFC Kallang

 

For those already with motorcycling license.

 

 

To attend, please PM Pplater with your name and handphone number.

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13 October 2007 Saturday

 

Bike Safety Knowledge by Endlessloop

 

9.00 am to 12.00 pm at KFC Kallang

 

For those already with motorcycling license.

 

1. S4Dreamer

2. Turk

3. Choklet13

4.

5.

 

To attend, please PM Pplater with your name and handphone number.

P-plate should be an attitude to safety and riding. There's always more to learn.

 

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Value of HOV: One recent case of how HOV saved me

 

This is my 11th year of motorcycling. Somehow, as each year passes, I find motorcycling less and less alarming to myself, as compared to my first few dramatic years.

 

Are Singapore roads getting safer? Are drivers now more aware of motorcyclists? Are all the TP advertisements finally working? I thought to myself. Then great! There's no need for me to tell people about HOV anymore. Save my time and effort.

 

Or it feels safer now because I am just getting more numb to danger? This I worry. 'cause I fear I can no longer spot and react to danger when the time comes.

 

Then on Monday 3 Sep 2.00 pm. All these thinking got wiped off.

 

I was riding out of my house in my STX1300 Pan European. The usual route that I would take to AYE. I probably done that thousands of times liao.

 

800 m out of my house, I am approaching a T-junction with a traffic light. I am on the major road and going straight in the T.

 

Light is green in my favour and I am going straight. It is 2.00 pm in the afternoon. There is not a single car around the T-junction as I approached it.

 

Still, it's my practice to always slow down to a speed that I can e-brake and stop whenever approaching any traffic light even if it is green, and I did just that. So probably I dropped from 70 to doing 50kmh.

 

As I approach the T-junction, a blue Wish appears on the left-turning split lane of the T-junction. That is, the Wish is on my left, about 100m in front. It starts out going from my left to right and is trying to turn to its left, trying to join the straight road and same direction as me.

 

I could see the driver is an average looking guy about 30 yrs old, with an average looking wife beside him, sitting in this average car.

 

He turned his head and looked at my direction and at me, as both of us converged.

 

Nothing seems amissed. Until he doesn't seem to be slowing down as he negotiates his filter lane. He is moving to join the main straight as if the way is clear and I am not present.

 

Yet he is looking at me all the while. I am riding a HUGH 300kg Pan European, with a tall windscreen, with very powerful twin headlights that lights up the night, with a colouful helmet.

 

Our vehicles are really going to meet each other.

Thank God for HOV.

Any junction is a potential hazard as it is an opportunity for traffic to cross your path, even if you have the right of way and there are no vehicles.

Any vehicle, car or bike, approaching a junction or stationary at a junction, is a hazard because it can move into your way, for whatever reason, as in this case.

 

So I was already on alert right from the beginning. I started to brake hard and blared my twin snail horns. BBBBBOORRRRRR!!!! Yet the Wish continued. And the driver did not seem to register at all.

 

I braked until finally almost coming to a stop but still before the exit of the Wish. And it is only at this time, the Wish suddenly realised and jammed brake.

 

I looked at the driver in disbelief as I start to build back my speed and pass the Wish. The driver genuinely looked innocent and had no slightest look of ill intention.

 

Even if he did not stop in time, I could still stop in time and nothing would happen. Thanks to ingrained-HOV sense.

 

 

If I had not have HOV sensing, I would not have slowed down at the junction as I have every right of way. Then I would not have been able to slow down in time. And the ending would be a smashed up Wish but ok driver and passenger, but with a wecked STX and a rider on the floor. And another just statistics in the TP report.

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13 October 2007 Saturday

 

Bike Safety Knowledge by Endlessloop

 

9.00 am to 12.00 pm at KFC Kallang

 

For those already with motorcycling license.

 

1. S4Dreamer

2. Turk

3. Choklet13

4. Tridagger

5.

6.

 

To attend, please PM Pplater with your name and handphone number.

Short discussion session followed by practical riding. Radio sets will be used so you can hear Endlessloop's application of HOV through commentary riding.

P-plate should be an attitude to safety and riding. There's always more to learn.

 

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hi pPlate... am i the only 2B bike going?? lol.. Later there all the Heavy Duty than only got my little machine... lol

 

Nope, you're not the only 2B bike going. All riders are welcome, experienced riders, new riders, Pplaters (me). No discrimination whatsoever, we get together and we learn from each other. Just a day set aside for riding :thumb:

 

 

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P-plate should be an attitude to safety and riding. There's always more to learn.

 

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Some riders asked me in person how does HOV make a difference. I believe some of you who stumble upon this thread thinking of signing up or have been actively following may have similar questions. I will post my own opinion, and if you do come along on 13 Oct, maybe Endlessloop can share his.

 

Question: How does it make a difference? Its like.. If i see the car turning into my path, i will brake or keep to the side of the lane right? It sounds common sense.

 

Yes. We would all do. But i feel that an experienced rider or someone who practices HOV/Advance Riding Course is actively looking out for such vehicles that turn into his/her path before it happens, rather than waiting for something to happen and then taking defensive measures. The difference is perhaps in actively anticipating what may possibly, but usually never happens, such that in the rare occasion an offensive car/bike/lorry shows no sign of avoiding a collision course, or takes up a collision course, you are already in high alert and ready to react. You would have already dropped a gear or two to keep the power in hand, and dropped your speed by 10 to 20km/h or even more to buy reaction time. You would also have shifted your position to the outside/inside of the lane to buy some space. You will also cover your hone/high beam to prepare to alert vehicles of your presence. Most importantly, you will also have covered your brakes with your fingers and sometimes also your foot brake with your foot. Sometimes u may tap your brake light once or twice. What usually happens is that i find the vehicles in my blindspot (through my blindspot mirror) holding speed/position, preparing for me to cut into their lane if i do swerve. Usually one should not, but you tend to notice in many situations the drivers around you sense your caution of something happening, and they react according by shifting their position a little, speed etc. Someone who does not actively anticipate danger or practice HOV may for example, be unaware of the possible danger, or not taking adequate preventive measure in advance before something happens, until it does or almost does. Of course many riders are cautious people who have 10 or 20 years experience without accident, and they never heard of HOV. What we call HOV is second nature to many riders. But it may be something that many do not do-the act of actively predicting and anticipating danger before they happen. The essence of HOV is in buying reaction time. It helps inexperienced riders bridge the gap between their inexperience and what a seasoned rider think and does as second nature, and may even help a seasoned rider because it forces a rider to actively "turn on the radar" rather than switch off or go into auto pilot mode.

 

QuestionWill I be riding very slowly if I am constantly preparing to stop if others do not?

 

Endlessloop answered this before in his blog. He got a 6 points summon for 120km/h some time back. So i guess not. I'm more lucky, HOV helps me monitor my surrounding like radar and is more sensitive to TP, so i haven't been caught yet :angel: Personally, i find that what this causes is I regulate my speed a lot more. I may whack on a clear straight on on the expressway especially when there are few vehicles, overtaking decisvely if I choose not to cruise in relax mode, expecially on NSH, but i tend to regulate my speed a lot more on major/minor roads. I use the gears a lot more and tend to end up not touching my brakes or using very very little of it. Each ride has become very absorbing and threrapuetic, and i certainly enjoy my riding more, with a lot less close shaves as compared to before.

 

If i may post a question to you on how it my help you, it will be "Have you been surprised/shocked on the road in the past few weeks or months when a close shave happened?" If HOV has helped me, it is in that the number of surprises gets cut down drastically. It is not that I do not get close shaves. I do, but i seldom get surprised anymore, as I was already tracking/anticipating the hazards and prepared before they materialized as real threats. Once in a while i get an exception, as I probably have not mastered the technique yet and sometimes I can be a very blur person. However, my frequency of close shaves goes down. I hope it also means my accident risk goes down. Lastly, this method of riding was adopted from UK TP's training handbook "Motorcycle Roadcraft" which Endlessloop read 11 years ago, and which i read recently.. Hope it helps.

 

What you can see, you can react to. What you can't see, is what kills you. What you can see without seeing, is HOV, and if you are seeing something before it happens, I think you've got a good mental technique/strategy in street riding

 

Apologise for the lengthy post.. Cheers.

P-plate should be an attitude to safety and riding. There's always more to learn.

 

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13 October 2007 Saturday

 

Bike Safety Knowledge by Endlessloop

 

9.00 am to 12.00 pm at KFC Kallang

 

For those already with motorcycling license.

 

1. S4Dreamer

2. Turk

3. Choklet13

4. Tridagger

5. kmax

6.

 

To attend, please PM Pplater with your name and handphone number.

Short discussion session followed by practical riding. Radio sets will be used so you can hear Endlessloop's application of HOV through commentary riding.

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13 October 2007 Saturday

 

Bike Safety Knowledge by Endlessloop

 

9.00 am to 12.00 pm at KFC Kallang

 

For those already with motorcycling license.

 

1. S4Dreamer

2. Turk

3. Choklet13

4. Tridagger

5. kmax

6. friedfishz

7.

8.

 

To attend, please PM Pplater with your name and handphone number.

Short discussion session followed by practical riding. Radio sets will be used so you can hear Endlessloop's application of HOV through commentary riding.

P-plate should be an attitude to safety and riding. There's always more to learn.

 

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13 October 2007 Saturday

 

Bike Safety Knowledge by Endlessloop

 

9.00 am to 12.00 pm at KFC Kallang

 

For those already with motorcycling license.

 

1. S4Dreamer

2. Turk

3. Choklet13

4. Tridagger

5. kmax

6. friedfishz

7.

8.

 

To attend, please PM Pplater with your name and handphone number.

Short discussion session followed by practical riding. Radio sets will be used so you can hear Endlessloop's application of HOV through commentary riding.

 

if only e event doesnt fall on e stipulated date,could have gather more guys

to join ,cos its HARI RAYA PUASA.nex time , bro !

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13 October 2007 Saturday

 

Bike Safety Knowledge by Endlessloop

 

9.00 am to 12.00 pm at KFC Kallang

 

For those already with motorcycling license.

 

1. S4Dreamer

2. Turk

3. Choklet13

4. Tridagger

5.

6. friedfishz

7.

8.

 

To attend, please PM Pplater with your name and handphone number.

Short discussion session followed by practical riding. Radio sets will be used so you can hear Endlessloop's application of HOV through commentary riding.

 

 

sorry that i couldnt attend, will be going on trip with some friends... hope ti see you guys next time...

 

best regards to endlessloop and pplater

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13 October 2007 Saturday

 

Bike Safety Knowledge by Endlessloop

 

9.00 am to 12.00 pm at KFC Kallang

 

For those already with motorcycling license.

 

1. S4Dreamer

2. Turk

3. Choklet13

4. Tridagger

5.

6. friedfishz

7. heck (2 week old license...)

8.

 

To attend, please PM Pplater with your name and handphone number.

Short discussion session followed by practical riding. Radio sets will be used so you can hear Endlessloop's application of HOV through commentary riding.

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