Ye im really alot more confident on the bike, and i dont shy away from hills or busy roads. I have my road test next tuesday, may 1st, so i've been out almost every day the past 2 weeks. Im expecting to do fairly well, i can do the figure eightsvery tight, and circles are a joke, i can circle a garbage can in my driveway. Providing i get my license i might take a trip to Arizona this summer, im not sure if i would ride it or find a way to ship my bike their. I've hear of trains that carry the bike on them, i'll have to look into it some more, but i def have to get out there because im moving there at the end of summer.
Good to hear.. Get all the practice in that you can.
I'm sure that the test has changed since I took mine in 1982 (Were you born yet?) but I've taken the ERC course a few times and the big thing they harp on is swerving, braking, swerving while braking, and braking while swerving.
Practice those, panic stops, and make sure you're comfortable with the same things that you run across in everyday driving of a car, and you should be golden..
I've shipped 2 bikes. One that I bought in Miami and one that I bought in So-Cal. Both times were a pain. The shipping company dropped my V Strom and did $800 worth of damage.
Yes, it was insured, but I still had the anger of them dropping a bike that had 297 miles on it, and also the hassle of running it around to get it fixed. Of course, both times I bought bikes in the dead of winter and had to get them home in late Jan/early Feb. Not what you'd call prime riding time in this neck of the woods.
If you're going to take a trip out to AZ, and then move there, I'd suggest riding it out, flying home, and leaving it there until you move. I'm sure you've run a bunch of different options through your head on this. Anyway you go about it, it's a hassle.
Anyway, good luck on the test!!!!