Video transcript for Keiran's story Keiran’s story: Honing cornering and braking skills on the Silver course
(Motorcyclist riding around corner. Cuts to wide view of motorbike riding around corner quickly. Cuts to motorbike riding into camera. Cuts to motorcyclist riding around corner. Cuts to group of motorcyclists following each other around a corner. Cuts to group of motorcyclists riding in the rain. Cuts to motorcyclist straightening up after coming through a bend. Cuts to motorcyclist riding at night with headlights on. Goes to black screen, text appears “Come Ride With Me – Keiran’s Story”. Cuts to instructor talking to group of riders in classroom. Cuts to view of pupil, cuts to iPad playing a training video and the to people watching. Cuts to motorcyclist riding around corning past camera. Cuts to two motorcycles riding into camera.)
Person 1: Silver Ride Forever course we started out in the classroom. Kevin breaks down the course for us and some of the skills we’re going to be focusing on, specifically cornering, vanishing points, how to position yourself before, during and after a corner.
(Cuts to Keiran talking to camera. Text on bottom left reads: “Keiran – Silver certified rider”. Cuts to motorcyclist riding around corner. Cuts to different view of cornering.)
Person 1: We talk about single apex corners and double apex corners, and how best to approach them.
(Cuts to motorcyclist riding towards camera through cones, performing an emergency brake. Instructor talks to rider.)
Person 1: Emergency braking was my most challenging aspect as I didn’t quite fully trust my bike, it’s my first bike with ABS.
Person 2: You feel the ABS it’s important to just trust the science and technology.
(Cuts to Keiran talking to camera. Cuts to rider practicing braking on gravel.)
Person 1: Being able to practice emergency braking on both tarmac and gravel allowed us to understand the value of ABS braking.
(Cuts to Keiran talking to camera. Cuts to ground level view of bike braking on gravel.)
Person 1: You realise that you don’t need it until you need it, and when you do need it you make sure you’re conscious of it and that you have confidence of grabbing that fistful allowing the ABS to do its job.
(Cuts to aerial view of group of bike riding across bridge.)
Person 1: We then headed out into an open road to analyse a single apex corner.
(Cuts to instructor talking to riders about corner. Cuts to view of corner from behind the group. Cuts back to instructor explaining the corner. Cuts to aerial view from behind of the riders and the corner.)
Person 2: Single apex but it’s got a few curly bits, it looks like a simple corner but it does have a tight point so it starts gentle then nips in really tight so you’ve got to be really aware of your positioning going into the corner, starting wide, finishing tight.
(Cuts to view of a rider taking the corner, rides past group and instructor. Cuts to group of riders riding towards camera. Cuts to Keiran talking to camera.)
Person 1: We then headed out to tackle a double apex corner which is technically challenging as it closes, opens, closes and then opens at the end of the corner.
(Cuts to instructor explaining the corner. Cuts to Keiran and the group listening).
Person 2: It’s a complex corner so you’ve got to relax your bike so you’re going to put a bit of weight in your left hand which will make the bike…
(Cuts to Keiran and the group listening. Cuts to instructor explaining the corner. Cuts to riding taking the corner. Cuts to instructor explaining the corner. Cuts to an aerial view of rider cornering.)
Person 1: One of the greatest things about learning in a group riding environment is you can break down and analyse how the other riders are riding and share that experience between one another to best benefit everyone in the group.
(Cuts to riders riding towards camera. Cuts to rear view of instructor taking a corner. Cuts to group riding towards camera around a corner. Cuts to wider view of group.)
Person 1: The whole afternoon was spent on the twisties and corners allowing everyone in the group to get a good flow and rhythm with their practicing breaking down the corners and becoming a bit more conscious whilst they’re riding.
(Cuts to rear view of instructor following behind group. Cuts to group riding towards camera. Cuts to point of view of rider taking the corner.)
Person 1: The wealth of knowledge and the experience Kevin brings to the course is phenomenal. He takes individuals aside and allows them to experience and break down key aspects of the Ride Forever course and it’s invaluable.
(Cuts to view of riders riding towards camera. Cuts to Keiran talking to camera. Cuts to close up of motorcyclist riding. Rider rides past camera. Cuts to close up of Keiran riding with other bikers behind him. Cuts to view of rider taking corner. Cuts to Keiran talking to camera. Cuts to Keiran riding towards camera.)
Person 1: Grown up on two wheels, I’m going to be growing old on two wheels. And these Ride Forever courses are a no-brainer. They’re so valuable and you get so much out of them. My skill set and my consciousness whilst I’m riding has improved significantly from doing these courses and I’m going to continue doing these courses throughout my years of riding.
(Cuts to Keiran riding towards camera. Cuts to the Kevin the instructor talking to the group.)
Person 1: At the end of the day, Kevin brings us all together to give us a review of the course and the skills that we’ve learned throughout the day.
(Cuts to view of Keiran being given a certificate by the instructor.)
Person 1: It was a nice touch that he’s given us a certificate and a badge for completing the Ride Forever Silver course.
(Cuts to Keiran talking to camera.)
Person 1: I thoroughly enjoyed my day out on the Silver course but I’m coming back for Gold.
(Cuts to black screen. Text appears “Sign up now. RideForever.co.nz.)