Tuesday, 28 May 2013


What a great day. Passed Mod2 and collected my new (second hand) bike, the lovely black Triumph Sprint Sport.

I can't pretend I wasn't nervous before the test, in fact I slept very badly last night. But a good ride around for an hour in the morning made me feel better.

My riding companion from a training session on Saturday had her test  just before me. Came back with a clean sheet. That set the bar pretty high. The examiner had travelled across from Hull and because no bikes were available he followed in a car during the test. He was a really nice bloke and made me feel relaxed as we did the pre-test paperwork and the safety questions.

I had informed him that I wear hearing aids but that I could not wear them while wearing a helmet. Radio volume was set high and it was agreed that if I couldn't hear I should give a signal and we would stop to sort it out. All went well at first but then I heard two beeps and the volume dropped. I think I made up part of the test route. Anyhow it got sorted and the test went well. I cannot put into words how happy I was when he told me that I'd passed. Hoo-bloody-rah!

I am so impressed by the instruction I have received from Ride-4-Life in Strensall York. Great bunch of guys. It's no wonder people travel distances to come and learn with them. Their success rate is pretty impressive. Special thanks to Bomber.

Late afternoon drive out to pick up the Triumph and a really enjoyable ride home. It's a big powerful bike and will be good experience before getting the Harley. Looking forward to showing it off to my best mate and my Dad in the morning.

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