coffee

nggh

Hmm, really didn't sleep well last night, am thoroughly zombified at present. Hopefully I'll spring back to life for the gig this evening.

Didn't pass my CBT yesterday. Apparently it will take me more than two hours on a bike to learn clutch control. Not that this was a real problem since the instructor qualified to do the road test section was not actually at work anyway so even if I had been up to it I would still not have the bits of paper I seek.

Coffee time...
  • Current Mood: sleepy sleepy
  • Current Music: traffic on wardour street
Tags:
I'd recommend Flying Colours. I went there for my DAS (training on a 500cc bike), and passed, after failing my test the first time on a 125cc bike with a different firm.

The only thing I'd warn you about (based on my experience at both places) is that motorbike instructors can be somewhat rude if you make mistakes, especially once you're out on the road. In a car, the instructor has dual-control, so he can take over if you do something silly. On a bike, he can't, so the only influence he has is to shout/swear through the radio at you. E.g. "Oi, what the fuck are you doing in that lane? Get over to the right!" And you can't answer back, since it's a 1-way link, even if you do have a good reason for what you're doing; usually I had screwed up, but there was one time when I saw that a bus lane allowed other traffic at certain times of the day, but my instructor had missed that sign. There's no malice involved in this, and the instructors will be quite friendly when you stop at a greasy spoon for lunch somewhere, but this may not be everyone's preferred style of teaching.

My bike isn't operational at the moment (flat battery), but if you like then we could meet up in a quiet car-park somewhere at a weekend, for you to practice the basics.
My bike isn't operational at the moment (flat battery), but if you like then we could meet up in a quiet car-park somewhere at a weekend, for you to practice the basics.

That would be quite helpful actually, I may take you up on that. I'll give you a shout to organise once I've worked out my options.