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1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 11 Jan 2010
This review is from: How to be a Better Rider: The Essential Guide (Paperback)
Bought this having done test a few months ago. The only things not covered by a decent DAS instructor are positioning and overtaking. The Motorcycling Roadcraft book is a far more weighty and serious tome. The Roadcraft book spends a great deal of time encouraging a self-analytical attitude and really focussing awareness. Its diagrams are excellent. The Better Rider book has lots of glossy and irrelevant pictures of unattractive people mincing round on their bikes. To define this book in approximately two words - "mostly padding".
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Initial post: 23 Jan 2010 09:14:26 GMT
To describe an instructor who doesn't cover positioning and overtaking as 'decent' amazes me.
Rather clouded my judgment on the review above.

I own both books, they've a different emphasis on how they present info but pretty much cover the same topics and which you prefer may depend on your style of learning.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Jan 2010 10:07:28 GMT
Both And says:
For the das we're expected to stay in the middle of the lane pretty much all the time except when turning. And the instructors don't teach us overtaking. It's not done in the test, at least not where I did it.
What most disappointed me about the book was the style of presentation. Others will love it. A massive photo of someone filling their bike at a petrol station serves no purpose. Padding.

Posted on 4 Feb 2014 07:44:01 GMT
Music Man says:
1 star is a bit harsh!
There is some padding but as a primer for someone new to these ideas, I think its a good overall style.
It provides all the information you need to work towards an advanced style of riding. However if you want more "meat", then follow it up with Roadcraft
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