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Discussion: Competent

in: tRicky; tRicky > 2016-06-15

Jun 15, 2016 12:26 PM # 
The more stupid mistakes I make, the less likely people will ask me to do things :)
Jun 15, 2016 2:24 PM # 
You're not the one who drove the caravan into the tree. That'd now be Wally and I who've achieved that feat.
Jun 16, 2016 12:25 AM # 
If I was driving I might have reversed the caravan into one of the thousand cars who decided to drive up and down that street.
Jun 16, 2016 1:01 AM # 
Owning a camper trailer and a vaguely awkward driveway inter-garage area I've somehow become a touch more competent at reversing the trailer. Who'd have thought it? I still don't look forward to it all that much, but I can now get it into our shed in just two manouevres - whereas initially I took about ten and sometimes put myself into almost irretrievable corners!
Jun 16, 2016 2:03 AM # 
Only ten attempts last night would have been nice. I jack knifed it on at least three occasions. I blame Peter Gillon for getting me to reverse it whilst facing Harborne St! I used to just reverse it from the alley across the road.

I told Tash last night that she's never to volunteer to drive the caravan again and then immediately realised I'm the organiser (and therefore de facto caravan tower) for the Garvey Park event next week and the Bussell Brook event next month. I did think that at least if I do it more often, I might get good at it.
Jun 16, 2016 2:26 AM # 
Or less bad at it for starters.
Jun 16, 2016 2:26 AM # 
Juffy: swimming.
Jun 16, 2016 5:53 AM # 
Yes, I think tRicky jack knifes, or at least adopts a partial pike position when he tries to swim something akin to freestyle.
Jun 16, 2016 6:08 AM # 
I think in the case of both swimming and reversing caravans, I'll probably never get good at either because I don't enjoy doing them.
Jun 16, 2016 6:19 AM # 
You need to do at least 10,000 hours of something to become an expert at it. So... your version of hell would be 10,000 hours of trailer/caravan reversing or swimming or both.
Jun 16, 2016 6:50 AM # 
Maybe next time I could just reverse the caravan into Lake Monger to see if it can swim.
Jun 16, 2016 6:54 AM # 
Make sure you leave it there for 10,000 hours, otherwise you'll never know if it learns or not.
Jun 16, 2016 9:05 AM # 
That 10 000 hours thing is widely regarded as a load of bollocks in the sporing arena these days. Unfortunate research indicates that 10 000 hours won't get most people to an expert level in anything (but good genetics will)
Jun 16, 2016 10:09 AM # 
I've never tried sporing before. Maybe I'd be good at that.
Jun 16, 2016 12:02 PM # 
Only if you are a mushroom.
Jun 16, 2016 12:43 PM # 
Jun 16, 2016 2:42 PM # 
Oh dear. Long day. Still getting over the drive back to Gero after orienteering...

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