|I've used this picture before but I still like it and it was my reaction. Plus pictures=views and attention.|
It went pretty bad actually. I stalled the car I think five times before I managed to do it right, and he showed me how to do it twice. Talk about a fucking failure. It was all my own fault though. When you start a car up (or at least his car) you turn the engine on with the car perfectly neutral (ie the gearbox is neutral and the handbrake is up) then you hold the clutch down and move the car into gear and move the handbrake down, then slowly lift your foot off the clutch while accelerating to get the car going. I was just taking my foot straight off the accelerator, which caused it to stall.
I was only able to go a few feet though, it was mostly for me to get a feel of what it's like to be behind the wheel. I even skidded the thing lol. He didn't want me flying off the back so I put my foot down hard on the brakes and clutch (he called it a "beginners stop") and even though I was going say...2 or 3 miles an hour, I somehow heard a screech.
Those tire marks must be tiny, but hey at least I got a car to move. Now I just have to wait patiently for lessons. My dad has been spending money left right and centre recently, and now that my brother wants to trade in his bike, he'll be spending more.
I can wait though, the roads are probably safer with me off them.
Lookit that, I did manage to turn a simple, tiny story about me stalling a car five times into a full length post. I even turned this story into a simple tweet and those things are 140 characters long, max! Anyway, here's to me (hopefully) becoming a better driver. Sheesh even though my brothers only just passed he still made it look easy. It isn't that easy. If I could afford an automatic I'd just get one of those, so I don't have to worry about the clutch, but I'm not that high up the food chain. Maybe one day.