Numbercruncher wrote:Thanks for all the feedback. Went to the DOL and received my official license, if only temporary, until the new one arrives. NC
Congratulations. Going off topic, I got my license on an R80GS (my girlfriend and eventfully my wifes machine) as I did not have my own at the time (I rode hers so much she "suggested" I get my onw!
Now if I had just put in for the MC license when they went to that up here no issue, I didn't need the course, I had 30k or so on cycles by then. 10 miles of heavy gravel road on one job to boot, ergh (yes I laid it down in that, slow, genteel, caught in a windrow of gravel no get tin out of upright.)
The kicker was the course was tiny, more suited to a 450 at most. And I being competitive (at the time of course) went at it with a vengeance. I not only was going to pass, I was going to dominate the course.
That worked fine though challenged in tiny quarters until the fake log test where you run at a light bar and then it flips one on and you go left or right to "avoid" the obstacle.
I am going up the gears as fast as I can and hit the decision point and BOTH lights come on! Talk about locking up the poor brain, so I went left (more natural for me for some reason) and made it.
Then I rolled back to the tester and what was that all about? You were going too fast. Why did you not tell me? I did, no you didn't.
Well I did it so I pass. No, you lit up the lights, do it again. Ok, but you know I passed. So what I could have got for free I got a story out of. As I was leaving I saw a 450 roll in and thought, now there is the right machine. Turned out to be a good acquaintance, he failed the test 5 times before he passed! My wife to be? She passed on the first go as well, not as aggressively as I did.