Once I've gotten through the usual routine of picking up my red number vest, submitting my booklet to the instructor, putting on my gear, and then doing stretches, I went over to grab my bike (without the mirrors) and dragged it over to the warm-up area.
This time round, I was more confident with the gears and clutching so my focus this time was getting the sequence right for stopping the bike.
After the 10 min warm-up session, we rode on the main circuit for several rounds and then stopped at a location where the instructor explained more about moving off and then braking within a short distance. Knowing what the instructor was looking for, I was able to pass all the tasks required of me. It is also important not to overlook the simple tasks of checking blind spots before moving, kicking down to first gear before a full-stop, not letting your right foot touch the ground, etc. I'm sure after several practical sessions, these basic moves would become second nature.
As this is the fasting month, I found the instructions given by the mostly Malay Muslim instructors somewhat difficult to understand. Can't blame them as I can imagine how challenging it is to stand in the heat for the entire day! Still, it can get frustrating when trying to figure out their instructions while worrying about handling the bike.
I was extremely delighted when I saw my booklet with all the stamps needed to clear Lesson 1! I recalled only 4 out of 12 riders passed the lesson.
I immediately went to the CDC counter to cancel my next two Lesson 1 sessions. Note that cancellation can only be done at least 2 days before the session. You can only cancel 18 times without incurring a monetary penalty so don't worry about over-booking for the first 3-4 lessons. Otherwise, you'll have to wait for 2 weeks for the next one.