Published on October 1st, 20128
Wobbly Whiz on a Motorbike in Dalat
Reeeeeeeely quick one here, ‘cuz g-knows I’ve been peckin’ my brains out here lately. But I DID promise a follow-up on the scarey motorbike thing, and…
I actually drove a motorbike all by myself (even a bit on a real road – with TRAFFIC and everything!
Still not fully steady, nor ready for the big time (i.e. zippity traffic in downtown Dalat and/or at night or heaven-forbid, at-night-in-the-RAIN), but still… Leastwise I can spin around doing figure-eight turns, whilst keeping my wits about me enough to flick a turn signal on ‘n off, and honk the horn at curves and intersections.
My teacher (Manh) is excellent. Great fun, very patient and encouraging, and extremely conscientious about safety matters. First thing we did was stop to buy me my very own (PINK!) helmet. Then we headed out to one of the most GORGEOUS lakes on the outskirts of Dalat, and the wee video below tells the story – Woo HOO!
I plan to take a few more lessons, and then begin a search for a used motorbike. Then (finally, after nearly a full year without my own car or any kind of personal transport), I’ll again have my own wheels!
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