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Post  snagsy on Sat Mar 06 2010, 20:15

Hi all!

Awesome site. Snagsy here, just doing my Direct Access course at the moment (not literally!), and purchased a T-Cat for my first bike! Its getting delivered next sat/sun. 1997 and FSH:

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30 years old, married with 2 kids and been driving since 17 so left it a little late I suppose, but better late than ever!

Anyway hope to learn a lot here and please be gentle Smile

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Post  yamahamad on Sat Mar 06 2010, 20:37

Hi snagsy & welcome when you got the test it is awful having a bike & not a licence believe me i bought a brand new gsxf 600 then booked my lessons. I used to go to the suzuki dealer every saturday & look at my bike longily until i passed. Nice looking bike you got, hope to see you on a ride out sometime. paul.
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Post  Toni on Sat Mar 06 2010, 20:46

Welcome aboard great
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Post  Ezzy's Mum! on Sat Mar 06 2010, 20:51

Hi Snagsy,
welcome to the site - and what a nice coloured bike green smile great
Enjoy ....

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Post  0ldcat on Sat Mar 06 2010, 20:59

Welcome Snagsy,

Nice looking bike, what a bloody good incentive to pass that test eh ?

When you have, do get out there and hope to see/meet you on a ride out.

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Post  Wild-Kat-Wolf on Sat Mar 06 2010, 22:37

Hey Snagsy - welcome to the gang great

Good luck with the test, glad you're not doing right at this moment cos it's a bit cold and dark where I am!!

Nice looking bike - hope to catch you out on some of the rideouts... and don't worry they're always gentle with newbies.... it's the rest of us that get a ribbing Wink

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Post  andyb on Sat Mar 06 2010, 22:45

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Post  Dirt Bike Dave on Sat Mar 06 2010, 23:00

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Post  Guest on Sat Mar 06 2010, 23:27

@snagsy wrote:
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30 years old, married with 2 kids and been driving since 17 so left it a little late I suppose, but better late than ever!
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Which bit did you leave a bit late , getting married and having the kids or you mean doing the DAS ? Very Happy I only passed my DAS In Late Jan this year aged nearly 42 so you are ready when you are ready - what ever that age is Very Happy A very warm welcome !


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Post  Guest on Sat Mar 06 2010, 23:31

@yamahamad wrote: it is awful having a bike & not a licence believe me i bought a brand new gsxf 600 then booked my lessons

Yeah I know that feeling very well , I did it that way round too - and my test was postponed twice because of the snow to add to my misery even more wall Still that's all in the past now :bounce:
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Post  Rosco on Sun Mar 07 2010, 00:50

Hi and welcome Snagsy

Nice looking bike you got yourself there.
Hope the test goes well and you get out on her soon.

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Post  SteveCat on Sun Mar 07 2010, 07:48

Hi and Welcome Snagsy, all the best for the Test .
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Post  Radar on Sun Mar 07 2010, 09:38

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Post  greencat on Sun Mar 07 2010, 11:58

Hi Snagsy,

Another welcome to the site!

Good luck with the test. Just remember that the bike's far more capable than you so ride within your limits.
Take time to get to know the bike; build up the miles and enjoy your rides out. great

Join us if you can, it's always good to see new riders.

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Post  ellie on Sun Mar 07 2010, 17:10

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Post  snagsy on Sun Mar 07 2010, 19:06

Thanks for the warm welcome Smile

DAS module 1 test tomorrow morning, only fear I have is touching the ground when doing figure of eights, which I didnt do today whilst practising on a CBF-500

*fingerscrossed*

Oh and I thought I was leaving it late getting my bike licence - apparently not! Smile
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Post  yamahamad on Sun Mar 07 2010, 19:08

Best of luck
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Post  Wild-Kat-Wolf on Sun Mar 07 2010, 19:53

Good luck for tomorrow great

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Post  Panzerbuilder on Sun Mar 07 2010, 20:35

Nice looking bike.

I've just joined the site, I picked my Tcat up 3 weeks ago. They all seem a friendly bunch.

Good luck with the test. I passed mine in 1982 so the examiner was on foot and couldn't see you while you did the circuit round and back to him. lachen

I doubt I could pass it now with him following you on a bike.

Good luck and enjoy the feeling when you pass.great

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Post  Ezzy's Mum! on Sun Mar 07 2010, 22:53

Good luck with the test x
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Post  snagsy on Mon Mar 08 2010, 19:57

Oh dear - failed.

Zero minor faults. Had to redo my "swerve" test after getting 40kp/h the first time. Did 48 (!) kp/h the second time. Requirement is 50 kp/h if you didn't know.

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Soooo frustrating that you can't see what speed was recorded till after the end! Did really really well for the whole test, then fail because I wasn't aggressive enough with acceleration.

No problem though, doing it again next monday, and had my module 2 test booked for 25th anyway so its not like I would have got my licence any quicker if I'd had passed today! lol

Cheers for the warm welcome Smile
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Post  Toni on Mon Mar 08 2010, 20:00

Keep your head up high m8!

And good luck for your second try - i will keep my fingers crossed for it great
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Post  Panzerbuilder on Mon Mar 08 2010, 20:04

At least you know next time. Typical innit, you only fiind out something you need to know after the buggers fail you.

Keep the chin up. The cats waiting patiently for you to pass. Clap
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Post  Wild-Kat-Wolf on Mon Mar 08 2010, 20:28

Och - bugger taz nothing worse than that damn swerve... grr!! Poor you - but never mind, at least you've got a quick retest. Fingers crossed for the next time - I'm sure you'll be just fine. Looking forward to seeing you out and about this summer great

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Post  Ezzy's Mum! on Mon Mar 08 2010, 20:40

bad luck chuck ... you'll get it next time Smile
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