Today was a beautiful sunny day, and I couldn't wait any longer to tell you all that I passed my CBT (compulsory basic training) this weekend and I'm road-legal again! This is HUGE step for me towards feeling more independent since I fell ill with CFS/M.E. (chronic fatigue syndrome) nearly 3 years ago.
Just being able to get over the hurdle of doing the CBT was huge for me. It's a full day of intensive motorbike skills and on-road-training, something which I would never be able to stick-out completely normally- but I planned it out and did the first half on Saturday, rested on Sunday and did the 2 hour ride to complete it on Monday. The instructors were really nice and understanding and super thorough. I was with three other guys for the first half, and not-going-to-lie, I totally kicked their butts with my awesome skills. haha. :] Nothing quite as empowering as being a girl, on a bike, who knows what she's doing. To be fair, I had a bit more experience, but... it's all good fun.
Being back in that environment, on the road, with my parka, wind (and bugs!) in face, and listening to my scooter's engine when changing gears... it made me happy. Gave me a super big boost of metaphorical energy- a big mood lifter- which made the rest of the day a little easier. [: Nothing like the smell of that blue two-stroke smoke.