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Trajectoires in France
on: 19 April, 2015, 09:41:17 PM
I joined a "trajectoires" program in France today that is organised by the organisation Motard Avant Tout. It involved a morning ride in a small group of 6 supervised by a French motorcycle policeman. He observed each of us riding on part of the 80 km circuit chosen and gave detailed personal feedback. The afternoon consisted of slow speed maneuvers on a course and a series of ateliers on safety. All in, a great day and a serious test of my riding skills and understanding of the French language.
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Re: Trajectoires in France
Reply #1 on: 20 April, 2015, 03:36:37 PM
*Originally Posted by Montblanc [+]
I joined a "trajectoires" program in France today that is organised by the organisation Motard Avant Tout. It involved a morning ride in a small group of 6 supervised by a French motorcycle policeman. He observed each of us riding on part of the 80 km circuit chosen and gave detailed personal feedback. The afternoon consisted of slow speed maneuvers on a course and a series of ateliers on safety. All in, a great day and a serious test of my riding skills and understanding of the French language.

Great stuff! It is good to know riding Gendarmes are interested in passing on their expertise. Sounds as if you enjoyed the challenge!
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Re: Trajectoires in France
Reply #2 on: 20 April, 2015, 05:46:30 PM
We pretty much obeyed the speed limit in town, but in the countryside we rode rapidly. Interesting to be followed by a policeman at speeds that I won't disclose ...  all part of the learning experience.
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Re: Trajectoires in France
Reply #3 on: 20 April, 2015, 06:04:55 PM
*Originally Posted by Montblanc [+]
We pretty much obeyed the speed limit in town, but in the countryside we rode rapidly. Interesting to be followed by a policeman at speeds that I won't disclose ...  all part of the learning experience.


I have done this with the police in front 95mph in a 40mph limit, this being on openish road on a demo day from a local bike shop GSX1100 if I remember correct, as you say feels weird doing it behind a cop


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Re: Trajectoires in France
Reply #4 on: 20 April, 2015, 06:06:22 PM
Even weirder when you are in front of them! Was expecting the lights to go on any moment.
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