The same old thing happened!
I drove around, practicing manoeuvers.
Today (3rd May) drove down the Portway past @Bristol and then up park street, after that I’m not sure, but we did up going through Westbury and Southmead.
Did three or four turns in the road at the Downs. I also did a couple of left reverses and a parallel park.
Theory test next week, I’m doing a test run on Friday to see how long it will take me to get to the test centre.
I just got back, so I’m not late in posting this 😉
We drove out of Bristol, and on to Nailsea, and Backwell, along a dual-carriageway. I got into 5th gear! hehe. highest speed i got to: about 65mph (105km/h) – it was a dual-carriageway way.
Did a couple of turns in the road, and a left reverse. And just drove around.
The lesson started at 9am, and we stop in an industrial estate at about 9.50am.
I’m also going to book my theory test, I’ve got 1/2 an hour before I got to get ready to go to work.
Till next time
Oh! Twenty hours of driving now…
And still no sign of taking my theory, or hazard tests, a bit more theory and hazard practice and ill book them
Onto driving now…
I am certainly getting better! 🙂 practiced parallel parking, left reverse, turn in the road, and emergency stop :phew:
Parallel parking could of gone better! the emergency stop was near perfect. As was the turn in the road and left reverse, but i do need to improve my observations on the last two.
Pulling back out side the house was a little hair-raising. I’m not going to say anymore, but lets just say the neighbours car needed to change its underwear! 😉
Bye for now
I didn’t hit their car, but it was damned close, another foot or two…
Well, i did parallel parking, left reverse, and turn in the road.
The parallel parking, and left reverse went well, the turn in the road was completed in three turns.
Not much more to say really
Yesterday (Sunday) was two months since i started driving, and I’ve done 16 hours already.
More next week.
Ive done seven lessons already!!! Thats 14 hours of driving, and I’m getting better.
Drove away from the house, and onto the Portway, and it was nice! My driving instructor said that he enjoyed it!
I reversed around a left corner three times, that was fun, I don’t think I hit the kerb, or the pavement, and I don’t think that i swung out too far.
Also did a bit more practicing emergency stops, four of them as a matter of fact.
On the third stop, the car skidded, and there was a little bit of smoke drift past the front of the car.
On the second circuit i saw the tyre marks left on the road, and they were going of to the side of the road.
Also practiced turns in the road
More next week
Did more turns in the road, and this time they were all completed in three manoeuvres – and I did not stall on one of them (at least I don’t think I did! I might of once or twice though)
This time I did get up to 50mph, but i stayed in fourth gear – maybe next time!
This lesson i just drove around, practiced holding the car on the clutch on a hill, and just letting the car roll forwards and back bringing it to a standstill
More next week
I drove away from the house.
Went in the opposite direction to the one that we normal take, so we went onto the Portway (a4) instead of through Shire.
I nearly got up to 50mph (80km/h), I think it was closer to 47/48mph (75/77km/h), but I stayed in fourth gear – should of gone up to fifth – then i would of hit 50!
I did a couple of “turns in the road” (aka 3 point turn), practicing clutch control, and quick steering, and moving slow
Practiced a bit of emergency stopping, i wasn’t braking hard enough!
Number of times stalled: lost count! Not really, just couldn’t be bothered to count them! (less than 6! 😉