Backing Practice - Store Edition

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Stevo Reno's Comment
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Yep same as Andrey, can't see enough of the area, my first thought was coming in from the left, pass fuel pumps, hook a right, straighten out and back in....Been in a few tighter spots, and just took a bit longer, and a GOAL or 2, to make it in.

Rob T.'s Comment
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Prior to arriving I came up with a plan of swinging around the lot to set myself up for a straight back. Looked fairly obvious judging by the tire tracks visible on the satellite view. Problem was when I got there the parking lot had a bit of activity. It was my first time at that store so i waited out on the road for Hyvee to finish up and walked to come up with a game plan. Hyvee driver came out and id asked what he did. He said he was able to swing in and get a mostly straight back. I approached from the south (bottom of pic), hooked a left in and another left to be parallel with the road. Based on where cars were parked I instead opted for a blindside 90 around the pumps. I didn't think I'd be able to swing wide enough to clear the cars and pumps due to the rolloff dumpster. Wasn't too thrilled about the idea with cars moving all over the place but I'd rather do that then possibly get into a situation that I can't get out of.

Regardless, the way you get in doesn't matter as long as you do it safe. Part of being a successful driver is having a plan but being able to change it if need be.

Davy A.'s Comment
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Prior to arriving I came up with a plan of swinging around the lot to set myself up for a straight back. Looked fairly obvious judging by the tire tracks visible on the satellite view. Problem was when I got there the parking lot had a bit of activity. It was my first time at that store so i waited out on the road for Hyvee to finish up and walked to come up with a game plan. Hyvee driver came out and id asked what he did. He said he was able to swing in and get a mostly straight back. I approached from the south (bottom of pic), hooked a left in and another left to be parallel with the road. Based on where cars were parked I instead opted for a blindside 90 around the pumps. I didn't think I'd be able to swing wide enough to clear the cars and pumps due to the rolloff dumpster. Wasn't too thrilled about the idea with cars moving all over the place but I'd rather do that then possibly get into a situation that I can't get out of.

Regardless, the way you get in doesn't matter as long as you do it safe. Part of being a successful driver is having a plan but being able to change it if need be.

Given the cars and the activity I saw in the photos, thats why I was guessing blindside 90 around the pumps. Some of the lowes stores block off the backs of their yards and I end up going out of their lot, on the street and back in the other entrance if they do. I went across the front of the store once, and it was a nightmare.

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