Riddle me this!
As there's so much discussion about riding skills I thought I'd throw this in the pot. If you've seen me post this before on other forums then don't spoil it for the rest....let them think about it!
It's important to know the source of the information. And it's from a guy called Tony Carter. If you don't know who he is...then read on.
He's a Brit, late 40's, ex-Police Motorcyclist, ex Police Motorcyclist Instructor, and ex Police Motorcyclist Instructor and Examiner to the Advanced Instructors.
He retired from the Police a few years ago and is now a motorcycle accident investigator for a major Law firm in the UK.
Tony is one of the 4 highest qualified motorcyclists in the UK and is in demand by Police Forces all over the world (including the US) to teach them. He's also an advisor to the UK Government on Biking issues, but as he's said, they very rarely listen.
Anyway, I think I've established the source of this info. You can dispute the answer as much as you like (and you will), but unless you're higher qualified and more experienced than him, then you're wasting your time and deluding yourself.
And take it from me....this guy can really ride.
There's a well known story of him turning up at a new model launch with a load of "riding god" journos from the mags. They had all the gear, all the attitude....then Tony turns up in reflective safety jacket, well worn kit, old, fat, and bald. And wipes the floor with the lot of them! Easily! :lol:
So...here we go! Here's the question...you give me what you think is the answer, and I'll give you Tony's reply later on!
And remember, this is a Roadcraft not a Racecraft question.
You are travelling along a section of road for the very first time in a national speed limit (60mph in the UK except motorways), when you are confronted by a bend or series of bends. Visibility is good, the road is good, the weather is fine and dry and traffic flow is minimal.
You decide to go through the bends at 30 MPH, but because the bends are so good, when you exit them you feel that it would be perfectly safe to go a little bit faster, so you turn around and do the same section of road again but this time you do it at 40 MPH.
It is still comfortable and you feel that 50 would not be an unreasonable speed so you do it again at 50 and again at 60.
On all occasions it was legal, it was safe and at no time did you cause danger to yourself or other road users. What was/is the correct speed for those bends?
So....what's your answer....and why? :lol: