Ed’s Soapbox A Happy New Year to you all and welcome to this the first edition of 2010. Thanks to Alan Moreton for the graphic account of his experience of the IAM Test, to Neil Morley for the final instalment of his Oradour 2009 series of articles and to Len Chamberlain for his inspired poetry. If anyone is considering joining ELAM at Folembray this year, it comes highly recommended from me. Last year’s trip was my first track day and I learned a great deal about my bikes and my personal limits. The ELAM provide excellent track based tuition, scheduled sessions, and a strict (no interpretation) overtaking procedure and cater for all riding abilities. If you’d like to know a little more about my experience, see Ed’s Soapbox in the September 2009 edition. Here is some photographic evidence of the extent I pushed my Hornet’s capabilities and my personal limits.
Rear Tyre ! The SAM Observer January 2010
Front Tyre !! Page 29
The January 2010 edition of "The SAM Observer"