Losing confidence

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by ClassB, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. KMac

    KMac Road Train Member

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    I have much respect for someone who gives it a try and decides it is not for them is honest with themselves about it. It is not for.everybody. Good Luck in your future endeavors.
     
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  3. ClassB

    ClassB Light Load Member

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    Thank you. although I improved 2nd time around, its not what I hoped it would be and would only become a negative thing than something I really want.
     
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  4. Snowshoes

    Snowshoes Heavy Load Member

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    I totally agree with Gost on this....You will get it...you already said you were getting better.
     
  5. CrabbyOlLady

    CrabbyOlLady Bobtail Member

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    Class B,
    You gave it your best shot and it just didn't feel right. Go with your gut and find something else - could be medium or heavy duty equipment is more your style if you still want to get into the fun toys, certification is less stressful and less expensive though you'd be needed just the same.
    Either way you tried and that's a lot more then most people can say nowadays. Good luck and throw me a good wish as well, I know I'm going to need it.
     
  6. ClassB

    ClassB Light Load Member

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    Thanks for the support. I tried harder at this than in high school. Turns out this wasnt for me and its a shame. But, the show must go on!

    Good luck, at least one of us will make it! :D
     
  7. EZX1100

    EZX1100 Road Train Member

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    i teach my kids how to drive a clutch as follows

    practice in a parking lot, without using the gas, just come up off the clutch until it is caught, then move about 10yds, stop, and do it again and again

    the whole "gas pedal clutch pedal" is hard on first timers

    you dont need to move a vehicle by pressing the gas (unless on a hill or such)

    this way, you get to gauge the actual catching of the clutch and when to let up
     
  8. Numb

    Numb Crusty Curmudgeon

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    heck, every time I get a new truck I have trouble at first.lol. my old one was broke in,(wore out?). new is tight can't shift for squat until I learn it and I've been out here a while. it may not take me long, but I do admit to having trouble.
     
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  9. CrabbyOlLady

    CrabbyOlLady Bobtail Member

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    *Anything* you drive is going to be like that...at least its what I've found since hopping on a tractor at 8 yrs old and hauling hay. Shift points, worn gears, brakes that barely work or are so tight you barely tap em' and your like a bug on the windshield, it all takes getting used to and should. That 'slow' time you spend getting the feel for a different rig is what keeps you and everyone else alive or at least not scrap metal.
     
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