Monday, July 20, 2009

Stick Problems

I took Emma out to drive the other night. I decided that a teenage girl like Emma needs to know how to drive a manual transmission. So, I took Emma to the Target parking lot in the Saab.

We took it slow with only two goals: getting the car into motion and getting the car out of motion. She excelled.

Here's what worked best: getting her to feel the car begin to roll as the clutch was let out, and then slowly giving it gas. With this approach, she got the car rolling flawlessly 3 times.

Tomorrow night we do a little more manual transmission work before Eli's lacrosse game.

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