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Re: Chicken Strips
Reply #20 on: 17 July, 2013, 11:51:50 AM
After years of worrying about chicken strips (not obsessively or constantly) I have now solved it.

At the age of 62 and over 40 years on bikes I am finally doing my IAM advanced rider training.

After only two sessions with an ex motorcycle cop observing me I no feel that I have found the meaning of life as it applies to riding a bike.

I'm already riding smoother and cornering better and I feel a lot safer. Best 100 I've spent on bikes for a long time.

Finally confirmed what i always felt - leave the  head down, ar se up stuff for the race track

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Re: Chicken Strips
Reply #21 on: 19 July, 2013, 10:46:52 AM
I agree. IAM is well worth it. But you have to keep riding at that standard. I moved away after doing some training, and now ride alone almost all the time. My riding is noticably different when I go back.
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Re: Chicken Strips
Reply #22 on: 19 July, 2013, 11:45:26 AM
*Originally Posted by uncleboon [+]
At the age of 62 and over 40 years on bikes I am finally doing my IAM advanced rider training.

After only two sessions with an ex motorcycle cop observing me I no feel that I have found the meaning of life as it applies to riding a bike.

I'm already riding smoother and cornering better and I feel a lot safer. Best 100 I've spent on bikes for a long time.


I have been thinking about joining the IAM for a while now and your post has convinced me to get on and do it  :046:

I did the car IAM years ago and became a much better driver for it so I do know it is worth doing. Just needed a push so thanks Uncleboon
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Re: Chicken Strips
Reply #23 on: 22 July, 2013, 01:30:43 PM
You're welcome Phil

By the way I reckon I'm also cornering faster than before but feel much safer - strange!

Not yet given in and checked the chicken strips!

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Re: Chicken Strips
Reply #24 on: 01 August, 2013, 07:36:44 PM
If you really want to get rid of those chicken strips join the TVAM (IAM group) enrole on the look lean and roll course, you'll get down low enough if you want to, to get your hand down let alone your knee down and have no chicken strips.

Another way would be raise the back wheel of the ground and lightly rub them off.

But with the IAM thing you soon learn that getting down low is not requires for 99% of all riding.

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Re: Chicken Strips
Reply #25 on: 22 September, 2014, 08:55:42 AM
Great thread! My take away is to ride within my limits and ignore the noise around. There are always those that want to compete, challenge you to do things you are not ready for, etc. I plan to ride for a long time and this for me means to ride within my ability and gain confidence and skill through proper training and practice. I will look in the IAM course, not sure they have them here in Switzerland but perhaps there is an equivalent.

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Re: Chicken Strips
Reply #26 on: 13 January, 2015, 09:20:07 PM
Fully agree with you Montblanc !

Btw, for an IAM equivalent here in Switzerland, I would strongly recommend you have a look here: http://www.cornu-moto.ch/fr/

I took several of their courses, really excellent. It's a reference here.

You might also have a look here: http://www.tcs.ch/fr/cours/apercu/moto.php

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Re: Chicken Strips
Reply #27 on: 14 April, 2015, 01:02:35 PM
New to this Forum, and not collecting a CBF until the weekend, so can't comment on CBFs yet, but it's nice to see a lot of sensible answers on this thread. I haven't read them all, so sorry if I'm duplicating.

What have chicken strips got to do with good riding?

I have a 1950 Vincent Comet and a Fireblade, guess which has the biggest chicken strips, then guess which I ride the hardest (Fireblade for both). I took my Egli for a Cadwell track day last year, came back with the rear tyre scrubbed and marbled, and guess what - still got chicken strips.

Chicken strips only score points when parked, so if you want to become a hard rider almost instantly, drop the tyre pressures and ride it round the block carefully ............... instant chicken strip removal and instant admiration in the pub carpark. 

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Re: Chicken Strips
Reply #28 on: 14 April, 2015, 04:28:50 PM
*Originally Posted by Egli Vin [+]
New to this Forum, and not collecting a CBF until the weekend, so can't comment on CBFs yet, but it's nice to see a lot of sensible answers on this thread. I haven't read them all, so sorry if I'm duplicating.

What have chicken strips got to do with good riding?

I have a 1950 Vincent Comet and a Fireblade, guess which has the biggest chicken strips, then guess which I ride the hardest (Fireblade for both). I took my Egli for a Cadwell track day last year, came back with the rear tyre scrubbed and marbled, and guess what - still got chicken strips.

Chicken strips only score points when parked, so if you want to become a hard rider almost instantly, drop the tyre pressures and ride it round the block carefully ............... instant chicken strip removal and instant admiration in the pub carpark. 

H

A man of impeccable taste if I may say so sir...... But I prefer my Vincent (long past now) with twice as many pots.......

Oh and you forgot the sandpaper for knee sliders....
Last Edit: 14 April, 2015, 04:30:27 PM by Rev Ken
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Re: Chicken Strips
Reply #29 on: 14 April, 2015, 04:46:00 PM
Rev, I know what you mean, my Egli has 2 pots.https://www.cbf1000.com/Smileys/cbf1000/001.gif

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