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4.0 out of 5 stars Pitched at the progressive, 23 Jan. 2010
This review is from: How to be a Better Rider: The Essential Guide (Paperback)
I am afraid I will have to completely disagree with 'Both and'. As someone with a few months riding experience he is hardly in a position to comment.
I have seen the previous version of this book and it was not as well presented but still useful.

I use this book on a regular basis while I observe (advise) people who are looking at doing their Advanced Motorcyclist test with the IAM. It has little pearls of information and when these are strung together by a competent (advanced) rider the result is amazing.
Each chapter ends with pointers telling you what the examiner is looking for.
The pictures show real glimpses of advanced riding.
It is something I still refer to even 3 years after I passed my advanced test.

This book will be appreciated by the rider who is aware of their shortcomings and therefore their weaknesses and is willing to improve. Posers with 5 inch chicken strips need not buy.

Once you are able to control the bike without it being a chore this book will take you to a new level of riding. Nothing like what the boys in blue(yellow hi vis) enjoy but enough to make you safe and quick.

FYI the 'mincers' you refer to in the book are Jon Taylor on the K1300 (Chief examiner for the IAM) the man who has trained more bike cops for the Met Pol than you have started your bike.

Put the book away for the year and read it again in the fall. It will make more sense.
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Initial post: 30 Jan 2010, 10:20:57 GMT
Last edited by the author on 31 Jan 2010, 00:35:55 GMT
Both And says:
Dick, of course being new to this I shouldn't have an opinion. The book is reserved exclusively for grizzled road warriors like yourself.

I know who Jon Taylor is. And unless I am mistaken he is only one of the "mincers"...Don't worry. You won't get that one.

"Trained more bike cops for the Met Pol than you have started your bike." Does this sentence make sense? I don't think so.

In the fall/Autumn I shall look at the mcrc book. I prefer it. The "better rider" book is in file 13. Again, sorry for the opinion.

And.....er.....relax, fluffy.

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Feb 2010, 20:33:10 GMT
Moby Dick says:
Perhaps you could have said it was not for you but dont try and put people off buying a potentially good read because the illustrations arent to your taste.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Mar 2010, 12:14:13 GMT
Last edited by the author on 7 Mar 2010, 12:19:34 GMT
Both And says:
I was saying it was not for me. It's called a review. And I am trying to put people off the book. I didn't like it. I recommended another book. Again, it's called an opinion.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Sep 2010, 16:50:47 BST
Which other book would you (seriously) recommend that would improve my riding?
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