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  1. zeeky2004

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    Hi, I am looking for a special navigation app that tells me how tight corners are before I get to them so for example before I get to a tight corner on a country road I want it to say something like "90 degrees left in 100 meters". I need this app because I enjoy riding fast along country roads on my motorcycle but since 99% of the corners are impossible to see around since there are large bushes everywhere it can be quite dangerous. I could just mount my phone to my handle bars so I can see how tight the corners are on the map but I'd rather hear it through my ear phones.
     

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    You're gonna crash...

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    The whole point would be to prevent me entering corners too fast by knowing what is ahead.
     
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    If that's what you would use to tell you what's ahead - you're gonna crash. You'll also need an app to predict your level of pain.

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    Doing ones responsible thinking and operational behavior isn't why they're called "smart" phones. A working, functional brain isn't available in any "app".

    A very entertaining troll though, thank you.
     
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    +100!!! :D

    Had a colleague once who crashed in his car on a bend. His excuse was to do with the roadsigns that "sometimes" mark a bend here in the UK (like this ... http://www.onlinedrivingtheory.co.uk/Images/Signs/Big/86.gif ...). They mark a bend and can have more or less chevrons depending on the "severity" of the bend. BUT ..... but .... they're a bit random. So this guy, when asked why he'd come off the road, said 'well, there were 4 chevrons on the previous bend but this one only had 2, so I went faster .... ' :hmmmm2:

    If you're not a troll, and this is a serious question, my advice is to stop riding NOW,before you kill yourself.

    Dave - passed IAM* test on a bike and in a car.

    * IAM - Institute of Advanced Motorists (UK)
     
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    I wouldn't trust any app to tell me that information because even if it was 99.9% accurate you'll get reliant on and it'll be the one corner where the information is wrong that you will spill.

    Much better to learn how to read the road ahead and hazard perception. Drive within the distance you can see to be clear.

    Go do a track day for some fast cornering where the corners arn't blind and they have medics on standby just in case.
     
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    Ok ok I get that what I'm asking for is dangerous. I don't think I explained what I want very well; I am crap as explaining things by the way. I don't nessesairly want this app to take corners as stupidly high speeds I want it as a saftey mesure.

    When I first got my bike I was going on long rides along country roads taking corners as the highest speeds possible without knowing how tight the corners were. It was fun but I was risking my life on every corner, it's amazing how I didn't crash once during that time. A few months ago I came off my bike on a wet country road luckily at a low speed (maybe 15mph), I was not hurt that much but I lost my confidence while riding and I cannot have as much fun on my bike because of it. I want to be able to regain my confidence again and thats why I am trying to find this app because I think it would be able to help me.
     
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    No offense intended, but are you serious? What you're asking for is dangerous, impractical and well, just plain stupid. There is not an app for everything - including, apparently, common sense.

    Please tell me this is just a joke...

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    Why the hell does everyone think that this is such a bad idea? Tight corners already have warning signs before them, this is kind of the same thing.

    A couple of weeks ago I was with a friend driving back from Cromer and I was telling him what the up-comming corners were like; he found it very useful and he wasn't driving like a boy racer or anything, he was marely using the information to take the corners safely.
     
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    I think it's because of the moment it gets it wrong so you think you are going into a nice easy corner when really you arn't.
     
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    I understand where you're coming from (I'm a biker too). The thing is though even if you think it's an easy corner, on a public road you don't know if there is going to be a branch or ruddy great pothole in the bend. In a car, bit of corrective steering and you're ok. On a bike, tank slapper and headed into oncoming traffic.

    So you've got to ride to the conditions. Can I suggest you research the 'vanishing point' cause once you understand that you'll know exactly what speed you need for every bend whether you have ridden it already or not.
     
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    Because you're (trolling recognized) depending on a device to do your own thinking statically when conditions are entirely dynamic.

    Does the word "stupid" have any meaning to you? Have you never encountered children, animals or vehicle breakdowns unexpectedly on a roadway?

    [EDIT]Pardon my anger please, but a jerk like you has permanently changed the course of my niece's life when around such a curve she hit my niece on her bicycle while paying attention to an electronic device instead of driving. Goddamn that driver, and you![/EDIT]
     
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    Not necessarily! As I said above, they're somewhat 'random'.

    You should drive/ride so you can brake safely in the distance you can see to be clear. If you have bends then you slow down. It's not that difficult!

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    Ignoring the app question, the best way to improve your cornering and confidence again is to pick a ~10 mile stretch of quiet B road near you on a day with good weather and conditions.
    Ride the road, keeping your speed down (i.e. 10 / 15 miles below national limit max) and taking the corners carefully.
    Then ride it again. And again. And again. Spend the day on that road.
    Focus on taking the corners with the optimal line. Don't worry about speed - that will come naturally as you repeat.
    There's a great sense of satisfaction you get when you take a corner well that has nothing to do with speed :D
     

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