Don't take it personally Xac! believe me, it is a very serious problem for me and keeps me out of the air, off buses, coaches and Taxis. In fact any mode of transport I'm not in full control of. The only form of transport I'm relatively happy in is a train and then not a Pendolino - they terrify me. I must be the only person who will, given the choice between a Virgin Pendolino or a stopping Silverlink train to travel to London, choose the latter because it's slower and doesn't tilt. The tilt of a Pendo terrifies me rigid, especially as it swings around the Leighton Buzzard curves and through Berkhamstead station.Xac wrote: I note that I'm not on that list Jim
For similar reasons I cannot travel on a Dockland Light Railway train.
I can't even bear a car that rolls - hence my ownership of an Activa and Hydractive V6s. Roll terrifies me.
It's a serious condition that is getting worse. Not good at all.
Paul (CitroenXM) makes the list only because he offered me a trip in his XM (which I badly wanted to experience) and only after I told him the full story of my issues; he fully understood and drove magnificently, albeit slowly with me as passenger. I'm sure he really wanted to give it beans on many occasions..
Similarly, I'm by no means a quick or adventurous driver. 70 is about my top and any faster than that I feel most uncomfortable, even in a V6.
I'm sure this condition I have has a name, no doubt ending in phobia
It's not you Xac, it's me Honest.
If I go anywhere in a group, as a group of us are next weekend off to the Norfolk Broads, I'll always volunteer to drive simply to cover my problem.
I love theme parks and roller coasters and would love to ride them but alas I can't. Once at Alton Towers I tried to ride the cable car and at the last moment I lost my nerve and lept off the thing as it started to move out of the station and ran away. That, I learned later, caused the whole thing to be emergency stopped and stranded a load of innocent passengers bet I was popular...