Being the impatient sod that I am, I was unable to wait until August 2009 for the 33bhp restriction to expire, so bit the bullet and decided to do an accelerated access test.
Was booked for last Tuesday (after Easter Monday) was all prepared for it, then Thursday before Good Friday the DSA phoned my instructor (had 1 days training booked plus use of his bike) to say that there was no examiner available, so it was changed to Thursday, at 12.38.
Thursday came, did a morning’s riding, brushed up on a couple of bad habits I’d picked up from commuting, had a cup of tea and a slash then was ready for the big test. Parked the bike in the car park and the instructor commented on the fact there was no examiner bike parked there… hmmmm something isn’t right here! Got into the waiting room, where a bloke told us that the bike examiner had to go home unexpectedly and therefore there wouldn’t be a test – AAARRGGHHH – I’d booked a day off work for this, and I was all prepared etc. Not happy. Even had an MOT booked for the Bandit that afternoon in the hope that I’d pass !
The DSA phoned my instructor that afternoon and we rescheduled the test for 8.10 Monday morning – harsh, but meant I can just say I had a Dr appointment in the morning and therefore late for work. Got there, did the test, and passed with 3 minors !!
I’m well chuffed, didn’t want to go to work afterwards as I’m well knackered but never mind, I now have a full licence !!! BIIIG smile here today !
Next stage – get the Bandit MOTd – this Saturday I reckon !!
WOOHOO ! :hehe: