Cars and motorcycles scare me. They are an every day part of life and they are a lifeline. They bring joy and make everything more convenient. And sometimes they kill people. My brother rides a motorcycle and it is beautiful. It is shiny and lives up to its name of ‘Rolling Thunder’ – you know…… Continue reading Think Bike
Monday’s Lesson: Today we started doing manoeuvres (that is a stupid word to spell…) and I had a go at three point turns. Mostly went fine although I kept forgetting what order to do things in with regards to looking in mirrors and getting in gear. Got there in the end but not until after…… Continue reading Carole Finds Her Wheels #7
I drove most of the way to Wem in our car between my last two lessons. It was a bit weird switching from a Mini to Chaos – felt a bit like I was driving a tank at first! Quite enjoyed it and I am getting a bit more confident, I found it hard to…… Continue reading Carole Finds Her Wheels #6
Wednesday’s lesson wasn’t the three-point-turn fest originally planned as my instructor decided that after a few sessions pottering around town practising stopping and starting and turning left and right at junctions, it would be good to get out on the ‘open road’ for a bit. We hit the back roads out of town and I…… Continue reading Carole Finds Her Wheels #5
Well, that was a relief! I was a little apprehensive going into today’s lesson after yesterday’s nervousness and a night of not much sleep thanks to Arthur and yet it went just fine. I remembered how to steer, I remembered how to change gear, I remembered to indicate using the indicator stick instead of the…… Continue reading Carole Finds Her Wheels #4
Yesterday’s driving lesson felt a bit ropey. I’m not sure why but I was a lot less at ease and found everything a bit of a struggle. I found it a bit hard to judge where I was and my steering suffered – I was just clinging to the steering wheel for dear life and…… Continue reading Carole Finds Her Wheels #3
Second lesson down and as promised we meandered around town doing lots of junction practise. And stalling. I did lots of that, too. Less stalling happened after I had moved my seat forward because it turns out I’m too short even for a Mini… Mostly it went well, I am getting better at checking my…… Continue reading Carole Finds Her Wheels #2
I had my first driving lesson this morning. I have driven a car before – probably about 3 hours in our old car, Felix the Focus (estate) doing figure 8s in a car park and pootling round country lanes plus driving down 3 bumpy fields in our new car, Chaos the Mondeo (also estate) so…… Continue reading Carole Finds Her Wheels #1
Yaaayy! Now all I have to do is the hard bit. Think I need lots more practise before I go anywhere near that one though!!
I can’t drive. All my friends learned when we were seventeen but I didn’t want to. So I didn’t. Now things have changed. Now I have kids and feel I need the freedom that driving brings. Plus it will make everything so much easier if I can drive myself to the supermarket to do the…… Continue reading D’you wanna go faster, Baby?