Classic Motorcycle Mechanics - - TESTED - ■ Ber­tie Sim­monds­

With Christ­mas soon with us, we fig­ured we’d put in a pre­cis of our re­view of this most ex­cel­lent prod­uct from last year, as we’ve been us­ing it ALL year. Now, we all know that you can’t and shouldn’t drink and drive or ride. oint­less hav­ing one drink when you know you’ve got to ride or drive, right? How­ever, those of you who saw me put this prod­uct into our pages sev­eral months ago will know I de­cided to test one out. And so I have, on the run-up to Christ­mas the man­u­fac­tur­ers of the Al­cosense say that this is more like a fail­safe to en­sure you don’t ride or drive the morn­ing af­ter. emem­ber, you’re three times more likely to get breathal­ysed dur­ing the fes­tive pe­riod. I tested this ma­chine out over sev­eral week­ends when I wasn’t plan­ning on driv­ing the morn­ing af­ter any­ways. I de­cided to en­sure that I was up around the school-run time to see how I felt and how I felt in com­par­i­son to what the Al­cosense told me. The ma­chine is so sim­ple to op­er­ate: you open it up (which switches it on) and then you sim­ply blow through the short straws sup­plied with the ma­chine un­til it tells you to stop. Then you see the re­sults… What a shocker. Some morn­ings when I felt rough, I blew a green: doubt­less I drank less, but stayed up longer and was just tired. Con­versely other times I felt fine to drive but was told not to by Al­cosense: so it’s clearly not how you feel, but the read­ing you give. It also gives a handy read­ing of when you’re okay to drive. The ro (there are cheaper ma­chines in the range) has the same sen­sor as used by a num­ber of UKK po­lice forces, so you know it’s ac­cu­rate. Af­ter a full year now of us­ing the ro (it needs re­cal­i­brat­ing soon) how do I feel? Well, friends have lost their li­cence the morn­ing af­ter’ so, it’s been the ul­ti­mate in re­as­sur­ance.

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