jameslb101 wrote:As much enthusiasm as I have for advanced driving, an hour of amateur in-car video is beyond my boredom threshold. Make a 5 minute version and you'll get a better response.
Gareth wrote:2:01 seemed an odd line into the right bend just after passing the on-coming car, seemed to compromise the exit of the bend and possibly the set up for the next bend.
Gareth wrote:3:06 thought you could have taken a wider line approaching the entry for the left bend, making for a nicer line cutting back in to the left on the exit.
Gareth wrote:3:48 you made a much nicer job on the entry to this left bend although you seemed to choose to move wide on the exit rather than drifting wide as part of the cornering, making it seem like a policy decision rather than because there was any benefit.
Gareth wrote:4:21 another odd line into a right bend which didn't buy any benefit as you seemed uncertain in your positioning prior to over-taking. I suspect not cutting the entry of the bend then smoothly moving out to line up for the overtake would have been nicer, making it one manoeuvre rather than two separate.
Gareth wrote:4:53 hard to tell how much the camera foreshortens but it seems you closed up on the motorbike for no gain, and by 5:03 dropping back slightly, which would have possibly been the point to be moving up and slightly wide in preparation for possible overtake. Overall slightly inconsistent in the following distance for this section, I think.
Gareth wrote:9:05 couldn't make out whether there was an entrance on the right immediately after the two car overtake.
Gareth wrote:12:58 couldn't see why you moved out at that point especially as you were approaching a right turn ... oh, now see a a car reversing out of a drive on the left at 12:57 but by 12:58 it is obscured by glare. Regarding the horn - you might try keeping your left thumb pressed against the nearest horn push area while in the more hazardous parts of built up areas, to make it more hair-triggered.
Gareth wrote:15:52 onwards following downhill, I think you were in 3rd. Were you braking to maintain the following distance down the hill? Did you consider changing down to 2nd near the top of the hill to hold the car back and stop it gaining speed?
Gareth wrote:Hard to tell if the camera was solidly mounted laterally since there appeared to be some sudden or slightly rough steering inputs where it wasn't needed. It does seem to me more apparent on left bends though. Maybe the video compression is also having an adverse effect - also hard to tell.
Gareth wrote:YouTube stopped sending at 18:40 so if I get more I may comment further.
Gareth wrote:30:34 moving out to gain a view, again at 30:47, and then not returning quicker might have discomforted the on-comer. This sequence also showed that you maintained a contact position while hoping an opportunity would develop.
Gareth wrote:35:22 I think I'd have kept more right given the driveways are all on the left in the GLF.
Gareth wrote:40:04 I think you could have already lifted off, possibly before actually passing the first car, since you needed to get in before the cross-roads.
Gareth wrote:40:12 overtake with entrances to the right, although I think you were mentioning this point.
Gareth wrote:48:xx it struck me that you prefer going fast in a relatively straight line to making a really good job of the bends which, for me, are much more interesting.
Gareth wrote:You seemed to go over speed bumps quicker than I do, but presumably it's your car and your bills
Gareth wrote:If I'm going to drive vicariously, (which is probably a very good idea for the immediate future), I'd prefer that a much larger proportion is on less constrained roads
somewhatfoolish wrote:Gareth wrote:2:01
I think that's partly an artefact of said crappy stand, but yep.
somewhatfoolish wrote:Gareth wrote:3:48
Yeah it was just for smoothness, I didn't feel I had the visibility to commit to using the entire road at the point where I entered the bend.
somewhatfoolish wrote:Gareth wrote:9:05
Yes, there is, but the nature of it is that no one could have come speeding out of it.
somewhatfoolish wrote:Gareth wrote:30:34
Do you think that is bad practice in general?
somewhatfoolish wrote:Gareth wrote:35:22
There was a chav behind me, I felt that such positioning would confuse him.
somewhatfoolish wrote:Gareth wrote:48:xx
That's cause of the glass bottles of beer in the back! Actually I'd quite like to do a lot of that section again for exactly that reason.
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