Today I was able to get behind the wheel of a T out on the open road. A fellow named Brent who I met only on Monday was very happy to let me drive his 27 Touring. He picked me up in his Model A Tudor, we swapped cars a little ways down the journey, then we went to a private road where I first got behind the wheel. After a bit of practice, I then took it out on the public road and was able to find a stretch where I could cruise along at 55-60 km/h.
After a bit of stress and him working the throttle for me at first, I soon got the hang of it and relaxed and really enjoyed myself. The steering was heavier than I anticipated, but the braking wasn't as bad as I thought. The 1914 Touring I drove at a show earlier this summer had much lighter steering and similar braking power, though I only stayed in low gear in that car mind you.
Fellows like him really help the hobby out. I am already excited for the day I get my own car, but getting to drive one in traffic definitely seals the deal!
Ryan the earlier Model T's have 30 X 3 front tires which give a much lighter feel to the steering. Sounds like you had a great day.
Keep working towards that dream. It will happen. There's nothing like it when it does.
I haven't been to your part of Alberta, but I would guess there are some good Model T roads around there. I expect you'll have a grand time when you get your T.