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I have finally mastered the "figure 8" inside the 9' x 18' space allocated by our local Motor Vehicle Licensing Department and I am taking my test BVI Road test tomorrow. I am able to do it inside of 16' which really blows me away considering I needed 20' less than a month ago. I'm really pleased with the progress I've made.

The plan (if I pass) is that by this time tomorrow, I will be licensed, my Vespa will finally be licensed and insured and I can turn in the rental I have been using for the past two weeks!

Problem is, I tend to panic when people are watching me and I have no idea how tough the examiner is. All I have been told is that when he says "go" ... you have one chance to get it right and then you have to wait a minimum of one month to do it again if you fail. I hope I don't fall apart and put my foot down or something dumb like that!

So wish me luck! After passing my MSF course in Florida more than a month ago, it has really been bugging me that my scooter is just sitting there ... staring at me from my porch. I have been all over the island on the rental and have logged over 400 miles already ... but it just isn't the same! I can't wait to get on my Vespa!
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! luck !
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Touching wood here.

Treat the test as a practice - if you pass, great, if not, it's good experience for the 'real one'.
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With you in spirit!
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You don't need luck, you have skills! But if it makes you feel better, here's a little something for good luck.

We're behind you cheering you on (quietly of course).

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Que tenga buena suerte!
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Thanks guys ... I am off to go practice - my test is at 11:00 our time. Fingers crossed!

Love the road sign! Laughing emoticon
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Take a deep breath, stay focused, and may the force be with you.
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Two of us here rootin' for you.

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My Vespa is no longer a virgin!

She currently has 39 kilometers on her which is 37 more than she had this morning. I passed my test first shot, got the scoot licensed, insured and aside from a minor hiccough (hiccup to those of you who don't speak the Queens English) ... she is road worthy!

I still have the problem of where to put the darned front license plate ... but that will all get taken care of next week when the guys at the machine shop put on all the useless chrome bits which don't fit, including the front carrier rack.

Man, what a difference riding my Vespa is in comparison to the Yamaha Nouvo 115cc rental I've been driving! We have some pretty strong winds here ... normal is between 10 to 15 knots but this past week we've been getting gusting winds from 25 to 30 knots. You REALLY feel the gusts on the Yamaha but on the Vespa, they are barely noticeable! It is rock solid on the road. Kind of like driving a Mercedes versus a Volkswagen Beetle! Better suspension, better stability, better everything! I just love it! I can't wait for Saturday when I can spend the whole day touring!

Nothing like having to take two different exams before finally getting licensed! (To be honest, MSF was a lot easier in comparison.)

Yee Haw!
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Congratulations..Now have fun..
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