I don't have cruise control and my foot has this 'spot' that is comfortable for me to drive on the freeway at. It used to be that the spot kept me at about 65-70mph but I've added some stuff that's increased the efficiency of the engine by a fairly good margin so I'm normally at 80-85 now, I just haven't readjusted.
Now that's on the open road, when I'm in traffic I keep with the flow. Going slower than traffic is a good way to get rear ended in most places.
about 63mph.I'll let it lose down to 55mph as I'm going up a hill instead of giving it more gas. Then get back up to speed on the down or flat part. I don't try to keep up with the "flow of traffic" as there are those doing 75mpg and others doing 90mpg. There are always at least two other lanes for all that in a 65 zone.
Funny. I was just laughing at myself about this very idea this morning. 2 months ago, my answer would be 71-75, or 76+. This morning I found doing 58 in a 60, and I thought I was burning too much gas.
What have you people done to me?
Limit is 100kph here, 62mph, left to my own devices in light traffic, I'll just bumble along at about 55-58mph 95kph, there's a "sweet spot" there.
Then if I'm drafting trucks, I'm usually finding I'm going at 105-110kph
In heavy traffic nearer the big TO, it gets a bit nutsy, because they keep branching the right lanes off to nether regions of the metropolises diseased underbelly, and everyone else is doing 120ish, so I find I have to step it up to 110-115kph to have a right to stay in the middle lane and not get shunted off, or shunted into by merging traffic. You just don't save gas by going 55mph/95kph-ish in this kind of traffic, coz you continually have to hammer it to move over and merge into 120kph lanes safely. So you just have to try to go as slow as doesn't piss ppl off too much in the middle lane to keep a steady speed.
I remember The RoadWarrior..To understand who he was, you have to go back to another time..the world was powered by the black fuel & the desert sprouted great cities..Gone now, swept away..two mighty warrior tribes went to war & touched off a blaze which engulfed them all. Without fuel, they were nothing..thundering machines sputtered & stopped..Only those mobile enough to scavenge, brutal enough to pillage would survive. The gangs took over the highways, ready to wage war for a tank of juice