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Old 05-11-2007, 07:59 PM   #9
Tool Pants
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Join Date: May 2002
Location: San Jose
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A manual transmission - the good old days. For once, I like the German method.

Got my motorcycle and car learner's permit 35 years ago. Never learned how to drive with an automatic transmission. Never owned an automatic.

To get a car license you needed to have drivers ed at school. I had been driving for a while before I took drivers ed. The training car was an automatic. I would left-foot brake, and the instructor did not like that.

There was no school for a motorcycle license back then. You would brake with one foot or the other, depending on the make of the cycle.

When I took the test for the car license I did so in an automatic. I had to remember not to left-foot brake or I would fail. To this day I still left-foot brake if I drive an auto.

I would not want to learn how to drive a manual transmission in a Boxstir.
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