Once you learn to drive standard shift and do so proficiently it is something you never forget. You may not drive it for 50 years but once learned never forgotten. You always know that you let the clutch out slow in first while accelerating. Sure you will stall a couple of times but in 5 minutes it becomes old hat, lessons learned and dexterity returns. We look for the spot where it catches, where the gears mesh, where the drive wheel moves you forward. The proverbial "sweet spot" is what you are looking for or the memory of it. Where all things align.