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Old 14.04.2012, 11:02
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Re: "Failed" Vespa test for wrong shoes

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No, no! Test was aborted before the motor even got switched on.

To the people saying I need better shoes as I need the protection - I had ankle protectors with me, so I was in no greater danger than someone wearing army / hiking / whatever boots.

The fact that he said to get a pair of converse, that literally have a flap of cotton that goes over the ankle is what annoyed me, as that offer ZERO protection.

Thanks for the tips on where to find them - there's a lanky + fat shop called Sascha's by Stauffacher, who sell hiking boots in hobbit sizes, so I'll go and get a pair tomorrow!

Wish me luck that my rescheduled test goes better next Friday!
Converse - OK the guy was a plank. He's applying the 'rules', so you could turn up in some Wellingtons and pass for him.
Good luck next week.
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Re: "Failed" Vespa test for wrong shoes

We just registered for an A1 Grundkurs as we bought a Vespa and in Switzerland you need a specific license for that.
We got a list of what to wear during this course, amongst others the ankle boots are listed (here they mention "keine Turnschuhe" though).
Anyway, the list says "Bekleidung für die Motorradprüfung". Does it mean that this is mandatory for the course only and thus not when riding the Vespa once we get our final A1 license (except for the helmet of course)?
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Old 19.04.2012, 16:33
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Re: "Failed" Vespa test for wrong shoes

Once you have your license you can wear Crocs to ride your Vespa.


PS: These guys (Haix) have protective shoes up to UK 15 (Ranger BGS).
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Wish me luck that my rescheduled test goes better next Friday!
don't forget sunscreen, it is also a needed protection

GOOD LUCK.
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My issues is I am size ~49.5,
And you said you're single?
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We just registered for an A1 Grundkurs as we bought a Vespa and in Switzerland you need a specific license for that.
We got a list of what to wear during this course, amongst others the ankle boots are listed (here they mention "keine Turnschuhe" though).
Anyway, the list says "Bekleidung für die Motorradprüfung". Does it mean that this is mandatory for the course only and thus not when riding the Vespa once we get our final A1 license (except for the helmet of course)?
wear the clothes after and get used to going so.....

this might make a sobering read - forget about the ill fitting helmet etc concentrate on the after effects of not wearing protective gear..

http://www.getyourownbike.com/BrittanyMorrow.htm
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And you said you're single?
Haha, unfortunately not!

Just had the rescheduled test and failed for not looking about enough...arrgh!

Will get some practice in when my new Vespa arrives and try again in a couple of months!
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