Monday, 28 October 2013

Getting Back On The Bike Again

You might remember a few months ago I decided to try and complete my Compulsive Basic Training that would allow me to ride a motorbike legally. You might also remember that I managed to fail something where the only thing I had to do was ride a bike. It turns out that you can forget how to ride a bike. It's also easily remembered too. It's just that when you're trying to ride a motorbike is hardly the best time or place to try and pick that particular skill back up.

What ended up happening instead is that I went on a bike trail with my dad and, eventually, came into possession of a pushbike that seriously ruins my legs because damn, I'm out of shape since not going to the gym much. Something that would be rectified by the possession of a bike. At least, that's what I tell myself. I'm just really, really bad at time management.

Anyway, the main thing to take away from all of that is that I failed to ride a bike, then got a bike, and can now ride a bike again. I just can't sustain it for very long but it's more thanks to my legs giving out and my ass hurting thanks to the seat. These are not problems one acquires on a motorbike however. Well actually I don't know about the seat thing. They certainly look more comfortable at least.

I finally decided to rebook the CBT this past week. Unfortunately the guy said that he was busy and I need to call him back this week. Today to be precise. I just kept putting it off and putting it off. It was also really not a focus for me for the longest time. I just never really thought about it much. With the job coming up though I've decided that I'm going to go for it again. I hoped to get it in before the weather turned bad but so much for that plan.

I've been told my induction at work will be on Halloween of all days, which means that I really need to try and get myself booked in for the CBT tomorrow or Wednesday at the latest. I want to get it done and out of the way before the job starts so that I have a much better chance of being able to get myself too and from work without having to rely on either my dad or public transport. I hate public transport and I also don't like the idea of bothering my dad with taking me to and from work. Plus he still has a job himself.

All in all, I'd say wish me good luck but I really have to go into this thinking "I don't need luck, I'm good."

...well, I can stay on a bike at least. I really hope this goes well. I've recently started to get some confidence and motivation back and don't really want to lose it by failing something for a second time.


  1. Then we won't wish you good luck. We're merely wish you a good kickass, since you will totally kick its ass.

  2. Good luck anyway Mark.......kick ass!

  3. Go out there and ride that bike all over their faces! Actually, I don't think that will help you get your license. Just ride well or whatever you need to do!

  4. Bike seats hurt my ass too!

    And since you don't need luck then no need to wish it....but too damn bad, I'm going to wish it anyway!

  5. It's good to hear you've got your mojo back.

  6. Wow you're really going all out here buddy, I wish I had the motivation to do the same, keep on going man!

  7. Your ass hurts? Jeezy Pete, stop riding through prison showers.

  8. I'm sure you'll do great. Especially with the newfound confidence and motivation on your side.

  9. So you are going to kick ass, I hope they are all short asses you are going to kick unless you have a high


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