Pass your test on a Shiny RD250 , That takes me back, far to many years, the fact that you could in those days , pass the test on an Over engined . under tyred , under braked , under suspended , and of course under talented 250. I left school with 3 mates. We all did our test on 250's , Drive roundthe test center . PASS if you didn't fall off. No wonder a lot of us died.
2 mates on the aforementioned Yamahas one on a Kawa 250 and my new Superdream (yeah don't ask) 1977 I am the only one still on a bike , one Mate unfortunately Died on said Yamaha ( to much bike with No skill at 17)
So things they never Told us:
Don't ride in the Gutter , Don't ride over wet Iron works, or Wet leaves or near bollards at junctions. Do your Bend swinging , look for the vanishing point , plan ahead , read road signs , Look over hedges ,Look out for the dreaded tractor mud ,Overtake in the right gear Relax , concentrate, don't ride Tense. Don't buy Cheap Hard Tyres. Assume Rush Hour Car Drivers are Stupid, still asleep , Myopic and out to Kill you. Where does it end Get some more Training I went out with a Policeman very fast on a Big Pan Euro took some following never mind keeping up and doing it right.
I think the ones of us who survived the Biking 70's and are still doing it deserve a medal. Did you see that Prep involved in Guy Martin re creating the Great Escape jump, Proves my point. or the Safety Elf spoilt our Fun.