More Lefty Practice

I’ve done some more practice on Karelia Cross. On the first day I was surprised and happy to hit 1:05. On the second day I was hitting 1:05 routinely and even got a high 1:04. Today, I’m hitting 1:04 routinely and am only a few tenths from 1:03.

I really thought that muscle memory would be more in the muscles, but it’s more in the brain. I don’t yet have good habits about how to anchor my heel to the floor. So I sometimes end up with a floating foot going back and forth between pedals. But even with this difficulty, I still find I’m able to modulate the pedals okay. At this point, I don’t expect to get much faster. That said, I still feel I have a lot of work to do to make my motions automatic. Street driving is full of stop and go traffic that isn’t anything like racing. I need to practice that before I drive for real.

City Car Driving

There is a simulator for driving cars in traffic. I’ve never tried it. Normally, I would wait for a Steam sale and pick this up for whatever discount was available, but given that I might be driving in a week, I thought I’d pay the full $24.99. Honestly, that’s not much if it actually gives me some authentic practice.

Here’s what their website says.

Our company designs software and hardware products for car driving education and entertainment: smart AI systems, virtual models of cities, car simulators, special vehicle simulators, industrial car driving simulators etc. We also design car driving computer games, on the basis of our own technologies and experience.


The car driving game named “City Car Driving” is a new car simulator, designed to help users experience car driving in а big city, the countryside and in different conditions or go just for a joy ride. Special stress in the “City Car Driving” simulator has been laid on a variety of different road situations and realistic car driving.

Check back soon for a review.

3 thoughts on “More Lefty Practice

  1. You will improve your laptimes when you will learn to use left foot for braking, imagine playing tennis with two rackets.


    1. I’ll probably try some LFB in the future for sure. I don’t think the tennis analogy holds up. I mean, you can switch hands quickly enough if you wanted. Imagine playing golf with two clubs? That doesn’t work either. Imagine fencing with two swords. Aha!


      1. That’s true two rackets won’t work that’s why I used word imagine. Switching hands takes too much time + you loose feeling of the hand grip.


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