I am a bit annoyed that those who learn at CDC Ubi have to wait for 2 months in order to take the TP test whereas another blogger did all the lessons and the test in the same month of January 2017 at BBDC! My poor performance was not surprising as I only had one circuit revision on the day before after 2 months since passing Lesson 3. The momentum had simply gone by then and riding an automatic scooter didn't help me either. On a positive note, the weather was great!
Anyway, all that matter is that I passed and so did 26 other riders. There were only 4 who didn't make it... I guessed we were all very focused in passing since nobody wants to wait another 2 freaking months to retake the test!
Before I end my Class 2A journey, here're some points raised by our favourite Senior Riding Instructor, Mr Bahtera, who gave a mind-blowing briefing before the test:
1) The first tester point (the stretch of road where you start off) is the riskiest zone. Poor switching lane, wobbling, no signaling, slow at moving off, no blind spot check can earn you lots of demerit points especially when Class 2A testees have to passed the first Tester three times... so watch out!
2) When riding to Test Point Area 2 (slope), always keep to the left lane after turning right at Test Point Area 1 (at around the slope exit). Apparently, many didn't and this could result in getting 6 demerit points.
3) When approaching the zebra crossing, do stop if you see someone about to or going to the crossing... even if the person waves at you to move on...
4) For the e-brake, approach at 42 to 45 km/hr and stop before the YELLOW line. Stopping before the red line could earn you demerit points.
There was too much info for us to absorb the points raised by Mr Bahtera and we had a panick look by the time he finished... my advice - check the big map that's on the board and be familiar with the points where you have to signal, blingspot check, etc.
So that concludes Class 2A. Maybe I will go to BBDC for my Class 2 next year. Till then, ride safe!