Happy Rock Park is located 2 mi from Maple Woods Natural Area via N Agnes Ave.
How Long Does It Take To Learn Stick at Happy Rock Park
After becoming a lot more familiar with the controls of a manual transmission car, the next step is knowing how to shift to and drive in first gear. This is commonly the most tricky aspect of manual driving lessons, even more so for new drivers of manual cars (even more so for individuals who have only driven automatic transmission cars). You're very likely even going to experience stalling the car given that you're just figuring out how to get the vehicle into 1st gear. If that does happen, don't panic. It may get a tad jerky, but that's okay because stick shift vehicles are able to endure a number of false starts and sudden stops. Even though you may not presume so, manual vehicles are far more robust and durable than you think. Now, commonly, when you're taking stick shift driving lessons, this is how a driving instructor or facilitator at a driving school will teach you to get the vehicle into first gear. Before turning the car on, ensure you have the manual shift in the neutral position and your feet in the right position - left foot flat on the floor, and right foot stepping on the brakes. Switch on the ignition, then press your left foot on the clutch up until it is all the way to the floor. Make sure to disengage the emergency brake if you haven't already pulled it up. Then, take your right foot from the brake and slowly step down on the gas until you reach an RPM of 1500. Hold your foot steady on the accelerator once you get there. Over a span of 7 seconds, slowly but surely release the clutch pedal. Make sure to elevate your foot from the clutch as steadily and as gently as possible. When you feel the bite point on the clutch and get the wheels rolling on your manual transmission car, you'll know you've executed it perfectly. Then, after you've completely taken your foot off of the clutch, begin picking up speed by pressing down on the accelerator pedal. Keep accelerating until you arrive at 2500-3000 RPMs, then you can begin slowing the vehicle down. You decelerate by, first, pressing down the clutch until it hits the floor. Release your foot off of the gas and on the brake pedal. Always remember: you must ALWAYS press on the clutch before the brakes. When the brake pedal is pushed all the way to the floor, you should have the manual vehicle at a complete stop. When you get there, put the gear shifter to neutral and crank up the emergency brake. Afterwards, you can then take your feet off of the clutch pedal and brake.