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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:16 am 
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You're right.

Last time I checked, the bus/rail journey would take 2hrs 18 mins. That was from getting onto the first bus to arriving at the nearest rail station. I've probably got a 5 minutes walk from there, plus the first wait for the bus, call it 2 hrs 30 each way.

By car it takes about 30 - 40 mins each way, give or take.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:49 am 
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I'm about to face the M4 but at least I have radio and relatatively germ free environment


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:56 am 
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How things have changed when I booked my test in 1949 I was asked would I prefer morning or afternoon, went to Ealing and passed, pretty much the same for my group G motor cycle the same year but this was at Isleworth, twice around the block with the tester hiding behind a privet hedge who stepped out and raised his arms for the emergency stop. both just asked a couple of questions and all over! what was wrong is I passed M/C test on a Pride and Clark 250 Pantha hand change, yet still legal a few years later at 20 for a Vincent Shadow I had worked up too now at 80 still allowed, yes was asked not so long back, if not used would I give up the mini bus element, then a year or so later the goods carrying part. but still allowed a motorcycle unlimited cc mm now there's a thought. ;) ;)

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:17 pm 
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Took my motorcycle test (350 Ariel red hunter)also at Ealing 1953, failed, was told I did not use my mirror enough, said I was looking where I was going not where I have been, never tried again, rode Motorcycles for five years after that untill some nit pulled out in front of me, and I T-boned him, if I was looking in my mirror I would of hit him harder.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 5:16 pm 
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My husband recently sold his bike - I miss it but he doesn't.

It's lovely to go for a ride on days like today but not much fun in the cold wet weather :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:30 am 
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I must be a modern motorist as I passed my test in a Triumph Herald

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:46 am 
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I passed mine in a square nose army Bedford lorry, group G on a 250cc old motorbike. ;) ;)

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:12 pm 
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I passed mine in a Triumph Toledo when tests were £3 to take.

I didn't take a motor cycle test - you don't need a licence to go pillion :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 3:08 pm 
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I asked a biker here in Louisiana if he had to take a seperate motorcycle test, he said if you take a motorcycle test and pass you get a auto license as well.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 3:58 pm 
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Sort of the same here, if you pass a bike test you can drive 3 wheel cars (which are almost as dangerous as bikes).

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