2021 CanAm Spyder RT
I had to renew my driver's license, and being 78 that meant an eye test as well as a road test. All went fine, but then I was told that I would have to take the "road" test for motorcycles as well to keep my motorcycle endorsement. I didn't think it about it and came back with my regular ride, my Goldwing. That was a big mistake. The "test" is in a parking area by the license office, and clearly is designed for little bikes. I guess I assumed that the test would be a real road test, and not the parking lot test for initial licensing. The cone weave has the cones about 10 feet or less apart, and the u-turn is in a very small area. I missed one cone and touched my foot down on the cone weave, but then dropped the bike on the u -turn. U-turns have never been easy for me on this big bike. So it was a fail for me. After over 35 years of riding and 10 years as an MSF instructor, this was like a sledgehammer to my ego. I can return tomorrow, which I will do, with my 150cc scooter and should have no trouble hopefully and all will end well, but this was one bad day for me. Part of me is embarrassed to even write this thread, but part of me felt that writing this would help me deal with the ego blow.