The lessons continue.
Last week I had to start on a hill. Not fun. ME NO LIKE.
Anyway, today we tried the hill again and I only stalled out once. I seem to have a problem with releasing the clutch too quickly.
Bruno asked me to drive part of the way to the Parco della Auditorium. It wasn't too bad. I'm used to that street now.
However, this time on the return trip back to the school, I drove the entire distance, which meant into the Center.
The scooters are one thing, then you have tour buses and a billion tourists who don't know how to cross the street.
After I made it in one piece through Piazza Navona and driving on Corso Vittorio Emmanuele (a major street here) I had to park the car. Putting the car in reverse I managed to back up without knocking down any scooters.
Bruno said I'm getting better but I really need to work on shifting from 2nd into 3rd and back. I keep going from 3rd into 4th instead of 2nd. That's a problem.
Downshifting from 3rd into 2nd before curves is going to take some time to get used to as well. So much to remember.
Over the weekend part of me was thinking, "Screw this. I'll just take the test on an automatic car and be stuck with an automatic license. It will be easier."
While I miss how easy driving an automatic is, I've been driving standard for less than two weeks. I don't why I thought I would drive like Formula One driver.
A couple of friends offered to practice with me. I think (hope) with more time behind the wheel, my comfort level will increase.