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Old 06-13-2007, 05:47 AM   #31
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I'm ~100 miles away or about 2 hours-give or take. Hmm.
Your not much farther than me.
I talked to steve on the phone last night, the story is still in early development. You should get ahold of him because you hypermiled the heck out of your saturn. He could use input over the phone (phone interview) if the distance is too great. I'm not crazy about being the center of attention.
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Old 06-13-2007, 07:01 AM   #32
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Hi,

Pardon my abrupt intro to Gassavers.

I've interviewed in the past and would like to share some notes....
- Getting interviewed is good to promote hypermiling
- Might want to Google "hypermiler", "hypermiling" with the News option and review past articles.
- Articles that have forums with readers comments such as www.msnbc.com have lots of people flaming. Note they blow a couple of things totally out of proportion: close drafting and being an obstruction while driving. We are a small group to start out with, and only a minority of us do these two things. The site I'm from publically has gone against close drafting. I stress the majority of hypermilers don't get in the way or pretend they are towed by 18-wheelers.
- We live in a legal world and after the reporter is done with the article, people in the legal department will add the "don't try this at home" stuff.


Hope that was helpful
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Old 06-13-2007, 01:49 PM   #34
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...?? Was that Smilin' Bob ? ....
I think it was Smilin' Bob driving his Honda Enzyte. Welcome to GasSavers Delta. I shouldn't have too much problem with the drafting thing because I rarely do it. Even when I do, I'm still ~2 seconds back where it doesn't have a very big effect. The last time I did any drafting was back in April on the way back from tbaleno's and we were going 48-51 mpg on I-94 for about 15 miles. He never got irritated since I was on his bumper. Maybe I'll get on the cell phone and give the guy a call. Thanks for the tips Chuck.
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Do it Larry! You're prius is ready for the spotlight, and you've been rockin' it!
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Do it Larry! You're prius is ready for the spotlight, and you've been rockin' it!
I just sent him an email. I told him a little about my stats and told him that I don't draft and don't hold up traffic like some have been repoted to do. If he wasn't looking for a set-up to slam hypermilers it should be interesting.
Edit: I even offered to drive my Saturn if he wanted me to. I may have to pass on that since I can EOC in the Prius without the legal thing getting in the way.
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Yes, I'm the one.

The idea is a satire on some gas guzzlers that supposedly compensate.
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Ha! At least I now understand the whole story ! LOL
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