Why I’m not allowed to drive motorbikes

Some afternoons, when he wasn’t dead tired from training, DP came to pick me up for lunch at the TLSDF office.  One day, he decided it was time I learned to drive a motorbike.  I would consider it an essential skill for getting around in this part of the world.

What you don’t see in the video is me crashing into some hedges around the corner.  This Fino is a significant upgrade to the bike we rented from Goodwill Guesthouse for the first two months, which couldn’t make it past the base of Doi Suthep.

Transcription:

How do I turn?  I’m having trouble turning!

How do I…how do I signal? [note flashing indicator]

I’m having trouble turning!

[DP snickering and trying to keep the camera steady]

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