people have been asking my strategy. well, here it is.
ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD
*Find a place with a long stretch of road in front of it. The longer people can see you, the longer they have to decide if they're gonna pull over.
*Have a sign with a town/city that's closer to where you want to go, but not your final destination. you can always tell them where you're going when you get in the car.
*When someone pulls over, you have to judge them pretty quick. I like to take a picture of the back of their car and send it to family. they can tell the make, model, color, and license plate from that, if they have to.
*Try to make eye contact with the people driving by. Smile, wave. Don't look desperate.
AT A TRUCK STOP
*Find somewhere visible to people going in and out.
*Set up your sign.
*Wait. Say hi to people, if you want, but don't bug them. That's not gonna get you a ride. If they're gonna pick you up, they're gonna pick you up.
*Since you're at a business, buy something. It will keep you from getting kicked off the property.
yeah. just some random strategy thoughts. more further down the road.