This weekend was a very satisfying one regarding my driving skills. I just
unlocked a new level. :)
We drove for a visit to a nearby farm and I brought the Python in the trunk.
There is a straight, clean private road with next to no traffic so a good
opportunity practice some higher speeds.
It really helps to have more space: If you have a field on both sides you are
much more relaxed than having parking cars (because you don’t want to crash
They also have a little private ring-road around the property with all kinds of
potholes, puddles, gravel, cobblestone, tarmac, sharp turns, downward slopes
and a semi-steep ascent with pavement.
It was a real adventure!
After about three laps with slight crashes and stops I managed a good one - and
after that I picked up the speed.
Sharp left turns down a slope without braking - going through potholes, not
braking before the last left to go up the ascent.
From time to time I did a run on the straight private road and scratched the 20
Of course I used the whole width of the road (not able to go a straight line
yet), but I got a feeling for using the handlebars for dampening.
Unfortunately I did not make a video this time because it is private property.
We spent a whole afternoon and every hour I excused myself for a ten minute
spin to come back exhausted and full of adrenaline.
It seems like the „first 10 km“(*) are over and I am starting with the 290 km
(peanuts) now to get the "roadworthiness-certificate" from my SWMBO.
* according to http://en.openbike.org/wiki/Learning_To_Ride_The_Python
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