There were only 6 first timers so one of the instructors (the one I find most annoying) brought us to a quieter side of the shed and taught us the theory aspect of riding on the road... although he didn't rush it, there were simply too many points to take note of that I realised that we will fail the first lesson... I mean come on... most of us newbies would be anxious to be on the road for the first time... for those who are doing Lesson 6, I suggest you secretly use your phone to record what the instructor is teaching so you can review the topic later (assuming you fail the lesson).
I doubt CDC will change the way they teach but they really should go to NIE and learn about teaching pedagogy...
Anyway, first part of the lesson was to learn to check the bike before moving off... which went something like this:
1) Start the bike on
2) Check the gas level first! Should be at least 1/2 tank
3) Stand on the right side of the bike and check signal lights, front, and brake lights
4) Move to the back to check the rear tire (spin it to check it doesn't wobble and tire pressure)
5) Move to the left side of the bike and check the clutch and gear pedals
6) Move to the front, lift the front a bit, spin and check tire pressure.
7) Check that the road tax is valid
(PS: I normally, turn the bike off before disengaging the middle stand and then start the bike again)
Second part of the lesson was to follow the instructor around the circuit for one lap and then formed up in twos at the zebra crossing near the bike registration area. From there on, you need to recall all the stuff that the instructor spewed out in the last 30 minutes... one instructor was in front to guide us and the second instructor was at the back to do the evaluation.
The feeling of being on the road was wonderful! Our bikes can only go at 50kmph but it felt great nonetheless... and scary too especially along airport road... Most of us got marked down for the usual infringements such as not checking blind spots, changing lane abruptly, moving off late, and not stopping at the Stop Line (i.e. simply follow the guy in front of you)... aside from that, just remember to always form in twos if stopping at a non-shared lane. When making a right turn at a major junction with a yellow box, only two bikes (in single row) can be inside the pocket (more if the pocket is larger)... when making a left turn, always check right, and then check left blindspot... don't check right as you are moving the bike...
What else? Well... can't remember more than that... oh... we all failed...
Just make sure you pass the 2nd time as Lesson 6 is $40 a pop instead of the usual $26-28...