I had my ride test for my motorcycle endorsement this morning. It was harder than I thought it was going to be. It took a long time to get an appointment, I wanted to take the test in August when I bought my bike but I guess everybody else did too. I had to make do with a learners permit and bugging my buddies to ride with me until today. They only give the tests at two DMV locations close to me, one is in Portland and the other is in Sherwood. I borrowed a trailer so I wouldn't get a ticket and had my friend go with me because I didn't know where the DMV in Sherwood was. He had me go to the old location not knowing that they had moved over four years ago. We finally found the place at about 8:15 and my appointment was at 8:00, they let me take the test anyway but I had three people in front of me. It rained this morning and the test area was covered in wet pine needles. Did not look like ideal riding conditions. First bike was a Ducati Monster, he ran over some cones and then some lines then some more cones so they sent him on his way to practice some more. Second bike was and old Suzuki cruiser, missed some of the cones but dropped his bike on the emergency stop. He went home with no endorsement either. Third bike was a Harley fat boy he screwed up the cone swerve then stopped and put his feet down so he was out before he really got started. Next up.....me. Boy was I ever nervous, I just watched three people fail, I drank to much coffee so my hands were shaking from the nerves and caffeine and I had to pee real bad. I ran over one cone in the cone swerve. That's it I did the rest of the course just fine and passed with a 97. The bike after me was a bid old Gold Wing. He didn't even have a chance, I felt bad for him. So of the five bikes I saw run the test only the lowly dual sport passed it. Now that the weather is crappy I can ride all I want without supervision.