Mod 2 is similar to the road ride in a CBT, in the respect that you should just be riding as you would on the road following the examiner's directions.
Where it's different is that the examiner will be making a lot more observations of what your're doing, and he'll ask you to find a safe place to stop and move off at least 3 times. To ensure you can safely move out of traffic, stop and then safely move out back into traffic and carry on. Those are the only manouvers he'll ask you to do, other than just obaying the laws of the road ect. It is a lot easier to fail a mod 2 than the cbt ride because they're looking for a much higher level of riding competence, and confidence.
One of the most memorable things my instructor told me before my test is this: "If you can't show the examiner who doesn't know you, and has never ridden with you before that you are not confident and competent riding a 125cc motorcycle. Then why should he feel that you'll be able to ride a 600cc death machine without killing yourself or anyone else? After all thats what he's giving you a license for."
Edit: Oh and in regards to my crash... yeah... it wrecked. Luckily I didn't break anything, but I tore the muscle between my shoulderblade and my spine. And my whole body ached for the next few days whenever I tried to do any movement. The bike took it worse though, bent the frame and pretty much destroyed the whole right side of it. Tell you what though, I landed head first. My helmet probably saved my life, and full leathers saved me some nasty road rash on my shoulder and leg, and the armour in the shoulder probably saved the ball joint of my shoulder getting smashed up. ATGATT. I'll post a picture of my jacket at some point, it still has the marks on it from where I landed and scuffed it up. I havn't had them cleaned off to remind me every time I put it on.
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on Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:23 am, edited 1 time in total.
Life is too short for traffic. ~ Dan Bellack