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    MOST Practice Locations (P Plate Test Practice)

    Hi, after a comment in another thread indicating that not everyone knows where the MOST test layouts are, I thought I'd post them with some comments.

    1.EPIC Carpark - Use the turn that is about 100 meters or so up from the main entrance into EPIC on Flemington Road, then Right at the T. It's the carpark behind the grandstand. Obviously if there's a big event at EPIC this one is out. The carpark can also be a bit busy on weekends if there's something going on in the Quokka Pavillion next door (currently theres a Snowbird snow gear sale on there - July '10)
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    2. Philip - In the cage behind Lennock Motors on Paramatta Street. This layout is in pretty poor condition. It has the cone weave layout and the u-turn, but the obstacle turn and quick stop don't seem to be there. (feel free to correct me if I'm wrong). This one often has cars parked in it on Saturdays and occassionally on Sundays.
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    3. Kambah - This one is in the carpark on Jenke Circuit just down from the Caltex servo. This one is in good nick. Someone has kindly repainted parts of it recently. There is some crap on the bitumen at the quick stop that may impede your ability to stop quickly, but it is safe. Saturday and Sunday afternoons are generally quiet, but there is a church (or something similar) at the other side of this carpark, so it can get busy at times.
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    4. Narrabundah - This one is in Narrabundah Lane between the Greyhound track and the dog training school. The layout looks very informal (I haven't checked for accuracy). There's often a lot of rocks and rubber and general rubbish on the road. The dog training school gets very bsy on many weekends, so there is often a lot of cars about.
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    Kate and I practised in this carpark at Canberra Uni. We didn't mark it permanently, but it's flat, it's in the shade, and there's plenty of room on a weekend.

    Have fun,

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    Am going to make this a Sticky.

    It seems due to the spelling of the title, many people struggle to find it in searches, and I'm asked fairly regularly where the other carparks are.

    In addition to the four mentioned above...

    we have been using the Queanbeyan carpark as our alternate to EPIC. Not all the markings are there - but it is always empty, well lit, smooth and flat :)
    http://canberrariders.org.au/threads/79903-Queanbeyan-Carpark?highlight=carpark+queanbeyan
     
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    Anyone who has practiced recently, can you advise the current status of any of the above? Am looking to start practicing within the next month. :D
     
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    EPIC is still the most accessible and safe. Flat, marked, and the one we mostly use.

    The Kambah one is used as a burnout pad and last time I was down there (few weeks ago) there was a heap of oil in places. The emergency swerve positioning isn't ideal either.

    Our back up is the Queanbeyan carpark, but not all the markings are there. It is large open and has a great surface though.
     
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    You do realise they are now the same? Since July last year...
    but having said that would be great to see some Ninja Painters at EPIC please!

    Some lines are very faded - and some need switching to the new dimensions.
     
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    Well.. theres a URL there and all ;) ;)

    And yeah, I forgot they finally consolidated.. but what did we end up doing re the difference in LAMS laws with 800cc+ being ACT legal but not NSW legal (or have they gone 660cc+ now too?) - specifically in relation to the U-Turn box dimensions ?

    And the Phillip course is a full course btw (its the ex-RTA testing ground in fact) ... just in pretty average condition these days due to the AWD Dyno Tuning shop thats located next to it...
     
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    everyone gets the same U Turn now regardless of cc's...
    but I'm not aware of ACT capping it at 660 yet like NSW.
     
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    I don't believe there are any moves to cap it, either. We also run a slightly different mass calculation to NSW, primarily affecting RVF400s as they are marginal in NSW but just over in our setup. Not sure it affects any other bikes.
     
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    How does one run through the courses? What are the speeds used, that kind of thing?

    Im over 100 k's from a testing location so I dont have to run the course nor have I ever had to do the pre learners courses. Ill just be riding around Cooma with an RTA person. But if they spring one or two of these manouvres I wouldnt mind being more prepared.

    I have plenty of experience so uturns, weaves and emergency stops arent an issue but to know what the testers are after and to run through the course cant hurt.
     
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    Stay Upright website has the course, and the components all explained.
    Google (or searching in here) will also link you to other reference documents and even videos of people doing the MOST elements.

    NSW RTA site also will have lots of info as to whether you are in a country region that still does the full MOST or not.
     
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    Cheers mate. Ill jump onto the RTA site now. I found a vlogger "tastyhamsandwich" doing the NSW course on youtube too. Looks pretty easy.

    Eitherway i wont have to do it but, like I said, it cant hurt to run through it a few times and hone the skills. :)
     
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    The main thing is to get use to doing 20-25kph .. less than 20kph and you will be asked to do it again, second time and you fail.
    The M.O.S.T test is 90 degree left turn, stopping the front wheel inside a box, cone weave and u-turn, emergency braking and a controlled swerve. Handling a bike on low speeds and constant head checks.

    Having someone standing there watching what you are doing helps heaps. I even videoed my son doing his emergency braking ... It helps to see what you are doing.
     
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    All the markings for the test are in the Queanbeyan carpark just not all together. The left corner & box to stop in is over the far left corner away from the cones, u turn & emergency stop/weave markings.
     
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    We went to do some practice at EPIC and there are concrete barriers across the paint and one of the workers came and told us it was a public area and was not to be used for motorbike practice anymore.

    I was going to explain to him that the very definition of a public area was that it was for the use of the public but I decided it was best to just move on
     
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    [MENTION=41163]Flickorus[/MENTION] check out this thread here ... it has some of the context and info.

    http://canberrariders.org.au/threads/137263-Epic-always-seems-occupied-lately?highlight=EPIC
     
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    Slothman - I think you will find that they no longer do MOST testing in Cooma. I'm from Berridale and had to book in at Sutton
     
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    This is the new MOST course at Bruce CIT
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