Great! I've had a UK licence for 37 years but here in Taiwan I have to wait 12 months after taking the 125cc scooter test before I am allowed to take their mandatory course followed by the test for "heavy motorcycles". Hmmm. I am a guest in their country so like to abide by all the laws and regulations, but where is the logic to this! A 20 year old kid can ride a scooter badly for 12 months and take the test, but I can't! Or a 20 year old can take the car test today and drive a Ferrari tomorrow! Hey ho.
So I too thought I would do an advanced riders course in the meantime, but when I asked about a course they thought I was crazy! "Why would you want to do a course?" The idea of someone actually keen to brush up on skills was anathema to them! Someone's told me of another school that might do a 1/2 day course - I will try them, but then I will have to ride to another city to do it. Oh, and car, scooter and "heavy motorbike" test are all done on a closed riding area, not on the public road, and they had the cheek to tell me theirs was a more stringent test than in UK.
Sorry - gone off on a tangent there - the link in my mind was you, jeffrow46, mentioning that you were doing a course.
Very best wishes from Taiwan.
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"Kafar Hunnu Bhanda Marnu Ramro"
("Better to die than to be a coward")