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    Test today

    Had my IAM test today......passed with a first, well pleased with that! Now....wheelie school?

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    Congrats, well done

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    Good lad ,well done
    Caution : May stop suddenly

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simian73 View Post
    Had my IAM test today......passed with a first, well pleased with that! Now....wheelie school?
    And now the learning starts.....

    Well done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tractors are go View Post
    And now the learning starts.....

    Well done.

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    Really!! Passed the IAM test with a first, whatever that means, and you say, "now the learning starts"!!
    So, the IAM test is no more than a basic test one step up from direct access then either that
    or it's the old elitism thing kicking in where you can get a first class gold then a platinum then an
    advanced masters platinum then observer then observer gold then observer platinum top level a
    seemingly endless number of badges tbh.

    No wonder the IAM thing has such a low repute with so many bikers.

    Edit: forgot to say, well done the op.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UturnTony View Post
    Really!! Passed the IAM test with a first, whatever that means, and you say, "now the learning starts"!!
    So, the IAM test is no more than a basic test one step up from direct access then either that
    or it's the old elitism thing kicking in where you can get a first class gold then a platinum then an
    advanced masters platinum then observer then observer gold then observer platinum top level a
    seemingly endless number of badges tbh.

    No wonder the IAM thing has such a low repute with so many bikers.
    One step up from direct access ??? Hmmm.

    All any advanced riding is a conscious approach to dealing with hazards.

    Don't mix up the IAM Roadsmart marketing with the benefits of any additional training.

    I was on record, from when this idea was first mooted as to my opposition to "extra" colours etc, but badge collector's pay money and keep those with these "bright ideas" in a job.

    If someone wish to learn to improve their riding via the IAM, RoSPA, bikesafe or all the independent training companies then that is a good thing.

    If you do California Superbike school, you start at level 1 and progress from there, or not as the case maybe.

    Joining the IAM, for some is an end in itself, I see it as the beginning of a journey towards being a safer rider.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Tractors are go View Post
    One step up from direct access ??? Hmmm.

    All any advanced riding is a conscious approach to dealing with hazards.

    Don't mix up the IAM Roadsmart marketing with the benefits of any additional training.

    I was on record, from when this idea was first mooted as to my opposition to "extra" colours etc, but badge collector's pay money and keep those with these "bright ideas" in a job.

    If someone wish to learn to improve their riding via the IAM, RoSPA, bikesafe or all the independent training companies then that is a good thing.

    If you do California Superbike school, you start at level 1 and progress from there, or not as the case maybe.

    Joining the IAM, for some is an end in itself, I see it as the beginning of a journey towards being a safer rider.





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    Your wasting your breath on this one, the nay sayers will always come up with some excuse to knock any sort of further training because they are "riding gods" dont ya know. You cant educate pork, so just let them get on with it. Those that can do, those that can't just snipe from the sidelines. Ask any former or serving bike cop who inhabits these pages if Roadcraft is all a load of bull, bet they won't, otherwise that will make them hypocrites. Well donr to the OP, and as tractors says now the real journey starts, its one thing to pass, but its another thing to keep up the high standard. Good luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simian73 View Post
    Had my IAM test today......passed with a first, well pleased with that! Now....wheelie school?
    Congrats, I also passed mine a couple of weeks ago.

    Next decision is what to do next - Masters, Observer etc...?

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    Well done. Now try to fill the pot of experience before the pot of luck runs out.
    Just shoveling the shit one spadeful at a time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Bean View Post
    Congrats, I also passed mine a couple of weeks ago.

    Next decision is what to do next - Masters, Observer etc...?
    I'd focus on putting into action what you've learnt to date. Try and get out on as many group runs that you can (if they do them).

    Being an NO is totally different from achieving a master's.

    You'll have seen what your observer did with you, if that's what interests you talk to the group about training.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simian73 View Post
    Had my IAM test today......passed with a first, well pleased with that! Now....wheelie school?
    Well done you. A bit of extra training is always a good thing and you clearly did well on test.

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    Great job, well done.

    Continuous development, whether you train to be a group tutor or just get yourself retested every few years it doesn’t matter but don’t rest on your laurels.

    Someone mentioned group rides, in my opinion they are not for everyone, I've been on some great rides and bloody terrible rides. I think they should be graded so you ride with others who are of a similar standard or style a bit like track days with the beginners, intermediate and advanced. I’m not suggesting different speeds as much as how progressive each rider is.
    Edited because I cannot type

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    Quote Originally Posted by Delboy777 View Post
    Your wasting your breath on this one, the nay sayers will always come up with some excuse to knock any sort of further training because they are "riding gods" dont ya know. You cant educate pork, so just let them get on with it. Those that can do, those that can't just snipe from the sidelines. Ask any former or serving bike cop who inhabits these pages if Roadcraft is all a load of bull, bet they won't, otherwise that will make them hypocrites. Well donr to the OP, and as tractors says now the real journey starts, its one thing tbo pass, but its another thing to keep up the high standard. Good luck.
    "You can't educate pork" what a crass statement. you make my case for me
    You are the elite and we are inferior to you advanced rider gods cos, you have the badges

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    Quote Originally Posted by Delboy777 View Post
    Your wasting your breath on this one, the nay sayers will always come up with some excuse to knock any sort of further training because they are "riding gods" dont ya know.
    To be fair, I don't think UTurn Tony wasn't knocking further training, I think he was taking issue with Tractors' throwaway line of... "and now the learning starts.......". That's just a bit of a cliché (as is "beginning of a journey") and doesn't really add anything meaningful to a genuine well done. The OP has done well, reached a good standard and earned a pat or two on the back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreatScot View Post
    To be fair, I don't think UTurn Tony wasn't knocking further training, I think he was taking issue with Tractors' throwaway line of... "and now the learning starts.......". That's just a bit of a cliché (as is "beginning of a journey") and doesn't really add anything meaningful to a genuine well done. The OP has done well, reached a good standard and earned a pat or two on the back.
    There you go

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