Wednesday, August 22, 2007

I've Passed

I've Passed
Originally uploaded by markhsal.
Today, I took the third and final part - the practical test, - to become a fully licensed motorcycle rider, and I passed!

I am now able to ride any size of motorcycle and on any road, and I can remove the 'L' plates of my bike and carry passengers.

I still can't quite believe it. Last Saturday was my worst ever lesson when I just couldn't do anything right. I felt I was facing failure in the face. This morning, I was very nervous and tense, and did an hour's practice with my instructor, Kevin, before getting to the test centre and meeting my examiner, Peter.

Peter was just great! A perfect gentleman who, I felt, would be firm but fair. Once on the road, with him following behind, it became a lot more straight forward, and I was able to relax and I completed the test committing only 4 minor faults (you are allowed up to 14 before they fail you).

After the test, I returned to the riding school with Kevin to have a cuppa and a chance to calm my nerves. Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?


Jay said...

Way to go! Next goal...skydiving.

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Jen said...

Congratulations on passing your test! When does Christine take her test and get her own bike? ;-)

Eddie said...

Well done Mark,
Please remember that although you've passed your test, there are still plenty of optically challenged car drivers out there!
Drive defensively!