It is so hard to go slow. Even going the speed limit is hard. I would need porn or a videogame to keep me from being bored at those speeds!
I guess a ScanGauge is like playing a videogame... got to beat the high score!
I like going fast too. It's fun to accelerate like a bat out of hell occasionally and hear the engine hum. I even found some select areas in the province where I can feel 'butterflies in my stomach' or even catch some air! Once it's out of my system, I get into FE mode again.
I have that "dna" in me for sure. I love driving fast. I like taking a corner marked for 35 at 70 and not hear a peep from the tires. I do spend allot of my time in the "hammer" lane when i do get on an interstate. Around here aka middle of bum&&ck nowhere the highest speed is 55mph marked.. I usualy do 60 on the dot, 1 cops wont bug you at that speed, your not going TOO fast, and 2 its not really wasting much gas.
BTW I'll take a kawasaki 1100 screaming down a road at 175 over going 35 down the strip on a fatboy.
I used to have that "fast dna" in me. I always had the be the first to the light and first across the intersection. I've changed and now i'm content to ride in the right hand lane doing the speed limit or a lil under. less stressfull than riding with the "pack" for me. i'm not into motorcycles but my choice wouold be cruising the fatboy.
I think it's pretty simple.
You have to know what is right and what your rights are.
If someone else isn't comfortable with it, that's their problem.
In my area most limited access roads are 65 mph, and the minimum is 40 (I believe). So if I slow down to 42 in the right hand lane on a hill and someone doesn't like it, well that's just too bad. They can go around me if they want. Fortunately for me I drive an old Volvo so they think it has no gonads anyway. They haven't seen how that car will move out when I want it to.
The other day I had an a*****e on my tail; I was going about 5-10 mph under the limit. He had plenty room to pass on my left but didn't. Finally I got tired of pulling him along in my drag stream, and I pulled over to the left. He immediately passed me on the right! Then I moved right again, and the next j**k pulled in behind me.
I used to explain things to these drivers using my brake lights, which of course are operated only by the brake pedal. But now I don't want to waste my momentum on them.
Currently getting +/- 50 mpg in fall weather. EPA is 31/39 so not too shabby. WAI, fuel cutoff switch, full belly pan, smooth wheel covers.
well im new but im going to share my ideas. with regards to speeds and interstaes, its best to stick somewhat close to traffic from a safety stand point. interstates are filled with tones of people from all over. some have been on the road for hours and arent as alert as others so when they glance up and see a car ahead but notice someone passing them they may be easily distracted and not realize how slow the car is going in front of them until thier almost on top of them causing them to hit the brakes and possibly have them rearend you or the guy tailgating(everyone does on the interstate) them rearend them.
"What I can't understand is how some people translate that into aggression towards others. I mean really, if there are two or more lanes, what is the problem with leaving the person in the far right lane (me) alone?"
the answer to this question is because someone is always going super slow in the other lanes...even tho there are signs posted "slower traffic keep right"
now i usually dont have a problem with tailgaters when im driving my vette because well its old, shiney, and boxy and everyone used to have one at some point in thier life. i find more often that not that people pass me slower and i always catch them looking. they tend to stay pretty far back too. but ive had my fair share of tailgaters too..
but people who pull out in front of me when im going 50 on the highway and they pull out from a dead stop and i almost rearend them they get a taste of highbeam 4 airhorn glory when im in my truck(when i honk my horn it automatically turns on the highbeams, cuz i wired it that way) but just 2 airhorns in my vette...im sorry but saving gas is one thing but also driving safely is another. Id rather arrive safely than arrive not so safe with a few extra cents in my pocket.
I wouldn't go 40 MPH in a 75 MPH zone, but I might go 55 to 65. I am a tactical driver. If the circumstances require me to go with the flow and I deem it to be the safer thing to do, then that's ok.
That sounds about right for me too.
I believe on many if not most highways the minimum speed is 40 mph so it is incumbent on all motorists to not get mad at anything going 40 or more.
Unfortunately most of my commute has a 55 mph minimum limit now . I stick between 55 and 60 on those roads, but I have my rear add-on LEDs lit up all the time for added visibility (without significant added electrical load). Once in a while I'll notice an irritated driver when they pass. One time a semi blew his air horns at me when he passed. I'm not sure exactly why he was mad, semis are limited to 55mph in that section?
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