Originally Posted by leiniesred
SMILE. As long as you are smiling, the driver gets the idea that everything is going well.
And even if it's not, the last thing he sees before he goes over the 1,000 foot cliff is a smile
Just kidding, that is good advice. Being calm and confident helps the driver relax.
There are also lots of folks who don't have a ride or would agree to ride along with you and be the the spotter. That way you can focus on driving, giving radio guidance and keeping the group moving. Having a 2 person team really reduces the burgen. The other person can also help with mechanical issues or be first aid trained, etc.