From: alx on
On Dec 2, 11:05 pm, Fulliautomatix <t...(a)goo.net> wrote:
> G-S wrote:
> > alx wrote:
>
> >> A car driver is capable of also driving a semi-trailer?
>
> > I'm a car driver, I can drive a semi-trailer.
>
> While I don't practice as a truckie, I still hold a HC licence...and
> I've never done a formal licence test
>
> I've had several conversations in the last while or two with people my
> age (42...) or a bit older about 'how you got your licence' and those
> who grew up in the country usually report something like;
>
> I went to see the copper and he said 'I've seen you around - here you go'
>
> That was my experience...bike, car, heavy combination
>
> Recently I went to an 'Advanced Roadcraft' course on the
> motorbicycle...my first training after 25 years of road riding / driving
>
> Turned out to be an excuse to ride around for a bit on the racetrack

So no new tricks for the ol dog ?
From: Fulliautomatix on
alx wrote:
> On Dec 2, 11:05 pm, Fulliautomatix <t...(a)goo.net> wrote:
>
>>G-S wrote:
>>
>>>alx wrote:
>>
>>>>A car driver is capable of also driving a semi-trailer?
>>
>>>I'm a car driver, I can drive a semi-trailer.
>>
>>While I don't practice as a truckie, I still hold a HC licence...and
>>I've never done a formal licence test
>>
>>I've had several conversations in the last while or two with people my
>>age (42...) or a bit older about 'how you got your licence' and those
>>who grew up in the country usually report something like;
>>
>>I went to see the copper and he said 'I've seen you around - here you go'
>>
>>That was my experience...bike, car, heavy combination
>>
>>Recently I went to an 'Advanced Roadcraft' course on the
>>motorbicycle...my first training after 25 years of road riding / driving
>>
>>Turned out to be an excuse to ride around for a bit on the racetrack
>
>
> So no new tricks for the ol dog ?

A mighty fine refresher

Twas good to explore the limits of my old tourers cornering ability in a
safer environment (2002 FZ1)
From: TimC on
On 2009-12-02, Fulliautomatix (aka Bruce)
was almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea:
> I've had several conversations in the last while or two with people my
> age (42...) or a bit older about 'how you got your licence' and those
> who grew up in the country usually report something like;
>
> I went to see the copper and he said 'I've seen you around - here you go'

It explains a bit, doesn't it?

But then again, most young people can't drive either.

--
TimC
"These people [spam fighters] will go to the lowest depths,"
-- Tom Cowles, spammer and convicted thief.
From: G-S on
hippo wrote:
> G-S wrote:
>> alx wrote:
>>> A car driver is capable of also driving a semi-trailer?
>> I'm a car driver, I can drive a semi-trailer.
>>
>>> A 17 year old is capable of driving a passenger bus?
>> I'm not 17 years old (and haven't been for a long time), but yes I could
>> drive a passenger bus at the age of 17.
>>
>> I admit I'd only driven smaller (up to 30 seat) ones at that point.
>>
>>
>> G-S
>>
>>
>
> I think my friend Lyn was going on for 9 the first time she drove a
> semi-trailer cattle truck on her Dad's farm in SA.
>

Impressive, I'd only driven farm utes and tractors by that age.


G-S
From: G-S on
Fulliautomatix wrote:
> G-S wrote:
>> alx wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> A car driver is capable of also driving a semi-trailer?
>>
>>
>> I'm a car driver, I can drive a semi-trailer.
>
>
> While I don't practice as a truckie, I still hold a HC licence...and
> I've never done a formal licence test
>
> I've had several conversations in the last while or two with people my
> age (42...) or a bit older about 'how you got your licence' and those
> who grew up in the country usually report something like;
>
> I went to see the copper and he said 'I've seen you around - here you go'
>

My local copper was pretty strict...

He told me ride up the road, do a u-turn and come back.

It'd started raining by that time and he was gone.

I was a bit confused but wandered inside, where he was already filling
in the paperwork.


G-S
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