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Spaceman Spiff's Comment
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This is all fantastic to read. Keep it up!

Britton's Comment
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Whew, today was, meh.

We worked on straight backing and then offsets. I got the offsets the second or third time and then suddenly my brain decided to crash and I got worse and worse.

Tonight I'll be going over the points and start tomorrow clear minded. Gotta get out of my brain!

Might do a local run tomorrow weather permitting as well. Either way, this is it, gotta get it together and I shall.

Britton's Comment
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Today was a million times better. I started off on the wrong foot because I was over thinking again. I know the turns, there was no reason to get frustrated so I started singing to myself, so I could only think about the basics. It helped a lot! Went on to mail the left and right offsets over and over.

Started on the alley dock, got it a couple times but basically got the idea so I'm off to a good start with it.

He wants to run a load tomorrow so it's about to get real. I'm excited but cautiously optimistic. I'm ready to learn.

Old School's Comment
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I know the turns, there was no reason to get frustrated so I started singing to myself, so I could only think about the basics. It helped a lot! Went on to mail the left and right offsets over and over.

Keep in mind that what you're learning on the pad is to help you pass your driving test. Backing and parking in the real world will be a whole new adventure in learning.

PackRat's Comment
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The more you do it, the better you'll become. Just takes time and repetition. Once you get out by yourself, it will take at least 6 months to get pretty good at it, 5 years to be a master at it.

Britton's Comment
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I know the turns, there was no reason to get frustrated so I started singing to myself, so I could only think about the basics. It helped a lot! Went on to mail the left and right offsets over and over.

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Keep in mind that what you're learning on the pad is to help you pass your driving test. Backing and parking in the real world will be a whole new adventure in learning.

Yeah I understand, which is why I distracted my brain a little. On the pad it's just about points. Learning how to guide the trailer is starting to come to me which is pretty cool.

Britton's Comment
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The more you do it, the better you'll become. Just takes time and repetition. Once you get out by yourself, it will take at least 6 months to get pretty good at it, 5 years to be a master at it.

Makes sense. Never stop learning!

Michael S.'s Comment
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Hey Britton, good luck on the road, I went on a couple loads with my trainer this weekend and everything went great, even did some real world backing. Have fun, be confident, and be safe! WE WILL SUCCEED!!!!

Britton's Comment
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WE WILL SUCCEED!!!!

You know it!

Britton's Comment
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Finally heading out! Think to Illinois. Let's do this thing. 👊

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