Prace your bets!\n\nAfter watching the bike racing on the tellybox this afternoon, I met up\nwith Molly for some biking fun in the sunshine.\n\nGoal of the day, was to scuff my rather shiny unscuffed knee sliders.\nPreferably whilst they were attached to my keens and in a controlled\nmanner - ie not followed by any other part of my body.\n\nAfter some technical issues with radio setup, we decided we didn't need\nradios anyway and got on with it. Some road riding and large roundabout\nlapping ensued, to get the tyres warm and for Molly to get an idea of my\nriding style.\n\nMet up with some power rangers stopped beneath a motorway roundabout,\nwho were a little sheepish when Molly had lapped the roundabout half a\ndozen times, knee down all the way, on the GS500 and then asked if any\nof them could on their very shiny sprot bikes. Not one had any scuffs.\nOh and some twat on a zx9r decided to pull out on me and then pass Molly\non the inside, obviously his knee down needs were more important than\nanyone elses. Or any kind of common sense safety.\n\nOn we then go for some twisty road action, to get me further used to\nhanging off the bike in positions that seem like very advanced yoga :)\n\nThen a 100 yard stretch of road seperated by two medium sized\nroundabouts, perfect for looping and lapping and lapping etc.\n\nSo at the start of the day, my knee was closer to the tank than the\nfloor. By now, I was hanging off the bike, I'd got my knee stuck out,\nand I'd got the bike leaning over futher than I've ever dared\npreviously. Chicken strips on 3 week old rear tyre are now less than a\nquarter of an inch.\n\nSo - Did I get my knee down? \n\nThanks to Molly for a fun afternoon, you're very patient and have a good\nability to describe what is happening, versus what should be happening\nand how that should be achieved - making a good tutor, I thoroughly\nrecommend you to anyone who seeks a helping hand in such matters.\n\nOh and I wish I could have seen your face when you verticalled the bandit ;)\n\n Photo's to follow.