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  • Salaman 13 May 2019 08:17:05 23,599 posts
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    elstoof wrote:
    Mod 1 test tomorrow morning, just had a training session at the test centre. Fingers crossed tomorrow goes as well as todayís riding
    Good luck man! Nice day for it if the UK weather is anything like ours.
  • elstoof 13 May 2019 08:23:05 22,986 posts
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    Glorious day. Waiting for my test now, 40 minutes to go
  • BillMurray 13 May 2019 08:44:26 9,408 posts
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    Good luck!
  • elstoof 13 May 2019 09:34:54 22,986 posts
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    Passed \o/
    Made an absolute hash of it compared to pretty much every practice run, nerves crept in. So what though eh. Now just the mod 2
  • BillMurray 13 May 2019 10:07:56 9,408 posts
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    Nice! Most of my cockups on my test were on my mod 1. I found mod 2 to be an absolute breeze
  • Sharz 13 May 2019 10:13:17 1,889 posts
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    Bought a VFR at the weekend, I came from a Fazer 600. The power band on the vfr is way more aggressive. Fun but will take some practise and feels alot heavier.

    Quick tip when you pass your test get a fazer not a vfr. The fazer is so responsive but also very smooth, sure they are getting on but that just means reliable.

    Edited by Sharz at 10:16:47 13-05-2019
  • Nasty 13 May 2019 11:01:37 4,822 posts
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    @elstoof Nice one!

    Failed my Mod 2 first time round but it was a howler of a mistake (cut someone up). Just ride normal and be safe.
  • RyanDS 13 May 2019 11:16:25 12,726 posts
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    BillMurray wrote:
    Nice! Most of my cockups on my test were on my mod 1. I found mod 2 to be an absolute breeze
    I did a perfect mod 1, my mod two was 8 errors! All silly things that I never do and I just got nervous.

    Congrats on the pass, just remember mod 2 to keep those safety checks going. Especially when back at the centre. Apparently the most common fail is people drive back into the test centre and donít do their final over the shoulder checks as they think test is over and relax. However until you are parked test is still on.
  • elstoof 13 May 2019 11:30:14 22,986 posts
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    Cheers guys, Iím less nervous about the mod 2 than I was about the mod 1, mainly the slalom because I fluffed that first time but everything else was fine in practice. Today my slalom was spot on but then did the biggest, wonkiest figure 8 in history. And I stalled it once. Just those two minors though
  • Kronos 14 May 2019 18:25:56 741 posts
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    Went for a nice day trip to Brecon Beacons today. Slightly windy but otherwise perfect weather. Stupid satnav died once I reached my destination so getting lost on way back home cost me an extra hour+:(
    All in all about 7 hours in the saddle.
  • elstoof 14 May 2019 20:24:52 22,986 posts
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    Nice day out mate
  • RyanDS 15 May 2019 22:52:12 12,726 posts
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    Awesome. Was chatting to my accountant today and she mentioned she lives in Isle of Man alongside the TT course. I said I was a fan and 5 minutes later she has offered me her place for the bank holiday weekend when she is away.

    So I am riding up Thursday, ferry to Isle of Man and 3 days sitting in a back garden with a beer watching the most exciting motorbike race in the world. Hotels going for £400 for 2 days and I have "make yourself at home, I will leave keys for you and help yourself to the wine cellar."

    I think I may have just died and gone to heaven.
  • Nasty 15 May 2019 23:31:53 4,822 posts
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    @RyanDS

    ... and the address is?

    Enjoy!

    Edited by Nasty at 23:32:18 15-05-2019
  • elstoof 16 May 2019 07:28:43 22,986 posts
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    Wait until you get your next invoice.

    Sounds awesome, enjoy!
  • RyanDS 25 May 2019 12:30:36 12,726 posts
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    Today was the best day of my life.

    Woke up early and did the mountain at the tt. I was chickening out and topping out at around 110 with bikes speeding past me at insane speeds, but it was still the biggest adrenaline rush of my life. When I can off the mountain I was just shaking.

    110 mph while overtaking and being overtaken by bikes and Ferrariís and all the time being a metre or two from the edge of the mountain on twisty curves.

    Did three laps of the full circuit and doing more tomorrow.

    I think I may stop shaking in another five hours.
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