The mod 1 training session I had yesterday afternoon felt like a complete and utter disaster. The part I was most apprehensive about - going from my piddly little CBF125 up to a 650cc Suzuki Gladius - was actually the best part of the afternoon. The Gladius was an absolute pleasure to ride: handles well, plenty of torque available even at low revs, corners like a dream... It was so much better than riding my little CBF, even just being able to get from 40mph up to 70mph in such a short space of time was an absolute delight. But it felt like the training session was a complete disaster: I didn't get a single thing right all afternoon and I was constantly being picked up on things by the instructor. I got super stressed about it when I came home yesterday evening, and this morning I was convinced I was going to fail. But I passed on the first attempt. I managed to absolutely nail the U-turn - I think it was the best I've ever done - and the slalom/figure-8 felt a hell of a lot easier than it did yesterday. I did have to repeat the avoidance test because I only got up to 47kph on the first try; I was convinced I didn't get it on the second attempt either, but I was just over the target at 51kph. I kinda stared blankly at the examiner when he said I'd passed! Thank f- mod 1 is over!