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Old 06-02-2009, 11:46 AM   #61
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Could it be related to warmer weather?
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Old 06-02-2009, 11:51 AM   #62
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Definitely worse in cold, but it's noticeably better than last summer and fall as well. Admittedly, the car hadn't worn in much then. Seems like it's even a lot better than spring was, and today wasn't very warm. It's a welcome change, whatever the cause!
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I tried coasting the whole way today on the long downhill stretch next to my house (there's a small uphill partway) and I made it! Got down to 17 mph, which is a lot slower than my old vehicles, but still it's good to know I can do it. Since you can see behind you a long way I can tell if it's safe to slow down that much.
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Maybe someone mentioned this in a response, but I couldn't find it...have you made note of the wind direction when you have tried coasting? I have a hill I sometimes coast down when I am going home from work. If I have a tail wind, I'm usually going about 65 mph or better. If no wind I go down a little way then have to shift back into gear. If I have a headwind I slow down right now!

Nice thing about this hill is...at the start there are a bunch of wind turbines. I can look at them and tell the wind direction, and whether I can coast or not.
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Since my reference hill is the stretch I start out on for 95+% of my trips, I've had plenty of opportunity to try it without wind (today was calm, BTW). Good thought, though. Neat trick using the wind turbines. A lot of people complain about them aesthetically, but I like 'em!
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