Had my first driving lesson today. It was interesting trying to figure out what I was nervous about – I can skate, bike, and rollerblade, so what’s the big deal?
Turns out, what I’m nervous of is teacher patience. I’m a slow but steady learner. The key problem, though, is “slow” – while I learn, and learn steadily, I am always aware that I have little patience in others when I am trying to teach them – so why should a teacher have patience in me?
Anyway – it went off without too many problems. Stalled once or twice until it was explained to me a bit more about how the engine and car fit together.
I must find out how exactly a clutch works – the description didn’t seem to gel with me – I need a good physical understanding of it to be confidant that I won’t break anything.