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    Quote Originally Posted by HomerRules
    Don't panic if you think you are lost.
    Hang onto the route info.
    Drink lots of bottled water.
    The problem with drinking lots of bottled water - you'll need many pit stops (this would be better advice for two men - women would have a problem with drinking lots of water). In fact, lack of adequate/available toilet facilities has kept my husband and I from trying out for TMR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by veejer
    Be polite. Being the "Ugly American" doesn't make anyone want to help you.

    If the person you are trying to communicate with doesn't speak English well (or at all), speaking louder doesn't help.
    Excellent advice in part #1.

    And for part #2 - speaking English with the accent of the country you are in doesn't work either.

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    Learn as many car transmissions at possible e.g Manumatic, Auto, Manual I forgot the other 2

    Don't bring too much water around with you- you can always buy it along the way.

    look at the map before you start driving- remembering a general driving route can help you!

    if you're short or long sighted- Bring your glasses with you. They are essential for driving and map reading and anything like that.

    visit the doctor before the race- check your fitness and test blood etc.

    train up for it- visit the gym before the race

    If you're employed- call the work place and tell them you'll need some time off for TAR.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TAR4 ATC Dave
    And for part #2 - speaking English with the accent of the country you are in doesn't work either.

    Dave


    Quote Originally Posted by AR Boy
    Learn as many car transmissions at possible e.g Manumatic, Auto, Manual I forgot the other 2
    Wow, I only knew about Automatic and Manual. What is Manumatic?
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    If I'm not mistaken it's a car where you switch gears like a manual, but there's no clutch like an automatic.

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    Just remember ... when you leave this great country of ours you are representing our country. Be kind, be courteous, and try to respect the cultures that you come across. Just one obnoxious American can give all of us a bad reputation.

    As someone who has traveled across several oceans trust me, after spending some time overseas you will come home and be grateful to be home.
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    guide to car transmissions for TAR applicants.

    Manumatic is good transmission that IMO gets more out of the car engine. It's found more in European than Japanese cars.
    I had some custom built Toyota Coasters made with Manumatics.

    Basically
    It looks like a normal transmission
    P
    |
    R
    |
    N
    |
    D
    |
    -__+

    - = down one gear
    + = Up one gear
    If you're driving a Mitsubishi, Toyota, Lexus, Benz or BMW in TAR, you're likely to see a manumatic transmission. Fords=maybe in some countries. you can just freely move the stick between +/- without using a clutch.

    R
    |
    D
    Often with smaller cars. there is no park or neutral gears(even between R/D). But it is possible to put the gear stick between R/D then pull the handbrake. Sometimes a Manumatic +/- may show up.

    Of course, all who dread manual! It's actually that easy.
    model transmission.
    R 2 4
    | | |
    ____
    | | |
    1 3 5

    Just memorise the order of the gearbox and all you gotta do is push on the clutch everytime you want to change gear. Move your hand towards the direction of the gear you're going to.
    e.g
    1 to 2
    *throttle relase* *clutch* up, right, up *release clutch* *engage throttle*

    We all know how to use auto here
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    learn to drive
    be courteous (no matter how pissed off you may be)
    learn languages (or at least basic conversation)
    travel light (who cares if you stink)
    kiss-ass (it'll help further in the game)

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    Quote Originally Posted by veejer
    Wow, I only knew about Automatic and Manual. What is Manumatic?
    I think they're called "auto sticks" in the US.

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    More on Manumatics and more

    Quote Originally Posted by JR.
    I think they're called "auto sticks" in the US.
    I have an Audi (FYI-its German) and it has a "Tiptronic" Shifter that I can engage if I want to shift gears manually, but does not have a clutch. The on-board computer also won't let you over-rev the engine. I agree about the driving suggestions, maybe learn to drive a motorcyle also.

    My other suggestion is to practice, practice, practice. There always seems to be some sort of extreme activity such as bungee jumping, etc. Try this out to see if you have the guts for it. Also learn to rappel use mountain climbing gear, etc.

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