Awesome! I have tried that pattern as well, seems to work pretty nice. I thought it was kind of weird, the 1-4 shift deal. Almost seems like 1-3 would have been better. When I go from 1-4 the rpms drop to less than 1k, which doesn't seem optimal at all. 1-3 puts it above 1k most times. Today was a pretty good day though. Didn't stall out and kept the revving down to a minimum when putting it into first. I can do it without having to mute the radio as well, so I am well on my way!
USMC -very nice BumbleD's!! Lot's of respect here for ya. Worked with a lot of Marines over the years - VERY professional, even to an Army SSG. Can't say enough about them!