Expressions of interest. NSW 'L's who will be doing 'P's

Discussion in 'Australian Motorcycles' started by Stan Gifford, Dec 15, 2004.

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    Stan Gifford Guest

    Guy Stanford and myself may be setting up an area in the North West of
    Sydney on Sunday for the purposes of practicing the MOST test.

    The area is an unpopulated estate that has stop signs, give way signs
    and roundabouts so it is a good place to practice general driving.

    We will be setting of a section with the exercises from the MOST test.

    If anyone is interested in coming along please email me at

    stan_gifford at

    If this works out ok it is probable that it may get repeated.

    NOTE: We will be setting up the area and will be available for general
    questions/advise. You however must take the risks involved upon yourself.

    I do have one taker in the person of my daughter!

    Stan Gifford, Dec 15, 2004
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    GB Guest

    A couple-o tips that helped me no end, if I may. First up,
    the ones they're all terrified of are the cone weave and
    the u-turn. (I noted that the people who failed did so on
    the stopping exercises though)

    Make the u-turn a 6.0m box (not the RTA's 6.3m) and pin a
    red flag (or any bloody thing) about 2 metres off the ground
    on a pole across behind the entrance to the box (ie: you've
    gotta look RIIIIIGHT over your shoulder to see it). Tell
    the punters to keep their eyes on the flag throughout the
    exercise - ignore the edges of the box, they take care of

    When you're doing the cone weave, set them 3.5m apart
    (RTA: 3.6m) and with an 0.8m offset (RTA: 0.6m). Even go
    as far as to set up 6 instead of 5 if you feel so inclined).
    When you're guiding your crew through the cone weave, *you*
    stand up the far end, put your thumbs in your ears, wave
    your fingers and generally make a clown of yourself. They
    watch you, forget that the cone weave is difficult, and
    pull it off every time.

    Use full sized roadworks cones for practice. When they
    do the actual MOST test with the RTA, find that the
    course is shorter, bigger and the cones are tinier, it
    adds a nice little burst of confidence and they manage
    no worries.

    Just thoughts.

    GB, Dec 16, 2004
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  3. Stan Gifford

    Stan Gifford Guest

    Good stuff - many thanks.


    Stan Gifford, Dec 16, 2004
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    alx Guest

    LOL, my test was "Righto hotshot! Go 'round the block and be back here by the time I finish my cup of tea...."
    alx, Dec 16, 2004
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    sharkey Guest

    Dad did this to me when I was learning to reverse park ...
    basically, I learnt to reverse the Torana in a box about 2'
    longer than the car, and when it came to the test it was
    very very easy ...

    -----sharks (yes, used to drive a Torana)
    sharkey, Dec 16, 2004
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    Stan Gifford Guest

    <Insert standard AOL answer> Me too!
    <end insert>

    Stan Gifford, Dec 17, 2004
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    John Littler Guest

    LOOXURY !! I had to do a U turn as well as going around the block ! :)

    (mind you I had the whole road to do the U turn in)
    John Littler, Dec 17, 2004
  8. They must've picked on me. I had to do a figure eight and emergency stop
    in the car park then follow the tester nazi at slow walking pace to the
    gate while he questioned my pipes trying to make me lose balance. When I
    stoped as he walked across the footpath, he called me a smarty and said go
    around the block and the paper work will be done, but try to go quietly up
    the back street this time (I lived over the back). All on a 900GTS.
    Pisshead Pete, Dec 17, 2004
  9. U-turn, left turn, stop sign, U-turn, stop sign, park. I must have got the
    advanced test.


    by the time I finish my cup of tea...."
    Alan Pennykid, Dec 17, 2004
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    Knobdoodle Guest

    Heh heh; "Smarty"... YOU?!!?
    Knobdoodle, Dec 17, 2004
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    Moike Guest

    I just had to do the U turn, but when I turned round the copper had
    walked back inside to do the paperwork.

    Moike, Dec 18, 2004
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    Muiredach Guest

    The tester looked over the bike then I had to go down the street, do a
    U-turn, left, around the block, down the street, Emergancy stop, back into
    the carpark, and 1 complete circle without taking my feet of the pegs.
    Then I followed her back into the office for the eyesight test and photo and
    Muiredach, Dec 20, 2004
  13. You really should have left the bike outside,you know...

    Postman Pat
    Pat Heslewood, Dec 21, 2004
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