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I started my CBT on Saturday and went back today to do the road work on a 125. I got there only to be told I would not be doing it. Instead they felt I would be perfectly OK going straight on a 600!

Needless to say after last going out on the road on a bike 30 years ago on a 50cc, I was slightly worried. I needn't have been! It was awesome- almost got up to 70 on dual carriageway as we returned to base.

Did make quite a boo- boo just as we got back but got away with it luckily. Glad it happened right at the end else I think it would have really knocked my confidence.

If I had had any doubts about getting a big bike straight away they would have disappeared after today. And I love my new boots :D

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Out again this morning and I am bloody loving it! It's all becoming more natural and I'm quickly ironing out the little things like hovering my foot over the brake.

I had a confidence crisis with U turns in a narrow road but forgot the basics and was expecting to go round straight from the kerb rather than move in a straight line first. Soon got over it and sorted it out.

CBT now completed. Test pad practice on Saturday- bring it on!

And did I say I'm bloody loving it :D

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Out again this morning and I am bloody loving it! It's all becoming more natural and I'm quickly ironing out the little things like hovering my foot over the brake.

I had a confidence crisis with U turns in a narrow road but forgot the basics and was expecting to go round straight from the kerb rather than move in a straight line first. Soon got over it and sorted it out.

CBT now completed. Test pad practice on Saturday- bring it on!

And did I say I'm bloody loving it :D

 

Good to hear! Keep it up and be safe out there with this 'orrible wind.

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It was a bit! The first time a lorry passed me in the opposite direction I was shocked by the buffeting. Was prepared the next time!

I've been lucky so far- the two times (Monday and today) I have had on-road lessons the wind hasn't been too bad. All those on Sunday and Tuesday had their sessions cancelled.

One more session then my Mod 1!

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Same when i some my test i did an assesment in a carpark on a bandit and he said dont waste time doing a cbt so i went straight in with mod 1 training and was just given a cert for cbt to give test center. Not all riding schools are money grabbers luckily. Glad your getting on well take care with the wind

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Can't praise Camrider enough. They have been brilliant- they all seem to have unending patience although I like to think that I haven't tested it too much! Without me noticing they seem to have really boosted my confidence on a bike in such a short time.

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Humbucker - I think I was with you!


I used Camrider in P'boro too, and from reading your posts, think we were on same rideout a couple of times....you had to pass before you headed back to Spain, and I only had a few days to get it all done as I was on half term hols. Luckily I passed Mod 1 and 2 first time, on consecutive days!

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