I'm taking the 1.5mtrs with a pinch of salt, I lie to my girlfriend about length & distance
I got my G/F to work a bit harder last night too, er, accelerating & braking. She tends to sit at an appropriate speed for whatever she is doing, cones or on the road & I'm trying to get her to "ride" the bike. Brake for the corner, set up your apex & on the gas, you know, the best bit, why we ride.
Poor wee soul had the same problems as me, going a bit quicker, a bit more physics coming into play & trying to co-ordinate the brain & body at the same time. She did very well, though. I'm proud of her. Even when she locked the front in a turn, epic save on her part...........