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Old 09-04-2010, 06:17 AM   #29
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I set it at 62mph and enjoy the view. I'm in NO hurry.
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Old 09-04-2010, 06:34 AM   #30
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Like most of you guys, I drive about 62 on the super highway. I have several good reasons for this and here are the ones I can remember right now...
One. I get better mileage at that speed.
Two. The ''traffic'' is always pulling away from me at that speed and this means I have a nice ''Safe Distance'' between me and the vehicle in front of me, unless its one of you guys that drives kinda slow also
Three. I can ''see'' what is going by the coach. (Nudest colonies, bill boards, Nudest colonies, Necked ladies in convertibles, Cute college girls with no top on, ,,,,,,, interesting stuff like that )
Four I cant remember number four right now but I am sure it was important. My mind is stuck on reason Three.........

Anyhow, that is some of the reasons I drive kinda ''slow'' and let the traffic pass me and on a two lane road I will pull over and let the ''crowd pass me''....... (you never know when there may be a 'necked lady, in a convertible' behind you that needs to pass.....)............
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Old 09-04-2010, 07:48 AM   #31
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Two week ago , heading across Texas on I-20 , I tried to slow down like you guys, but after being pulled over by a Texas Ranger about being a "slow moving hazard" at 65, I stepped it up .

In an 80mph zone, them guys go about 100 in them big diesel rigs. I had the cb on listening to all the junk, and them guys were discussing going 120 from Odessa to El Paso.

Yep, I passed a lot of mohos going 62 or so, and just wondered how they were enjoying the ride. Now I know.
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Old 09-04-2010, 12:38 PM   #32
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Two week ago , heading across Texas on I-20 , I tried to slow down like you guys, but after being pulled over by a Texas Ranger about being a "slow moving hazard" at 65, I stepped it up .

In an 80mph zone, them guys go about 100 in them big diesel rigs. I had the cb on listening to all the junk, and them guys were discussing going 120 from Odessa to El Paso.

Yep, I passed a lot of mohos going 62 or so, and just wondered how they were enjoying the ride. Now I know.

I really think your speed and driving habits depend alot on where you are from. Im' in the west and drive about 50,000 miles a year and have done so most of my life. The speed limits and distances traveled are also much higher than they are in the east. My brother lives in Illinois. When he goes to the Home Depot he gets a trip tic from AAA and packs food supplies. Then travels at about 25 MPH all the while listening to classical music.
I, on the other hand, have my cammo hat on,(frontward) Willy on the electric radio and the hammer down. I know when I'm a passing folks they are saying, "Looky there Ma at that dern fool going to kill hisself, hope he gits a ticket". So far I can happily report that niether has happened.
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Old 09-04-2010, 03:00 PM   #33
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Wow, This is interesting, it seems appx 98% of this forum drives conservatively. Now I don't feel so bad about putt'in down the interstate at 60 MPH!
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Old 09-04-2010, 03:20 PM   #34
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What is interesting to me is that here you are bombing down the freeway at 62 MPH in a 65 or 70 area and you have to pass cars to keep in cruise. and they give you a dirty look. Orrrr,they pass you,give you a dirty look and then settle down at 58mph and then you have to pass them..
Going to Harrisburg on I-5 last week,I either passed or was passed by the same guy doing that..The other car I kept seeing would go by me at about 80 cutting in and out of traffic and then a bit later,there he'd go again. I think he was having a problem and was speeding from rest area to rest area..
Also had one of SeaJay's number three items happen. Won't say what it was,but it involved a guy and a gal in rather interesting positions.I don't think that either one was paying attention to ANYTHING around them.Made for rather interesting comments on the CB as they passed a line of MHs and trucks.
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My speed is whatever conditions will allow.
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Old 09-04-2010, 03:49 PM   #36
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Like most we drive 62 to 65 mph on the big roads and slower on the two lanes. Better safety, more enjoyable, and better mileage. Have not found any reason to hurry.
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Old 09-04-2010, 04:33 PM   #37
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The other car I kept seeing would go by me at about 80 cutting in and out of traffic and then a bit later,there he'd go again. I think he was having a problem and was speeding from rest area to rest area..
He probably was in a hurry to get to the rest area to relieve himself of all the beer he was drinking while driving
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Also had one of SeaJay's number three items happen. Won't say what it was,but it involved a guy and a gal in rather interesting positions.I don't think that either one was paying attention to ANYTHING around them.Made for rather interesting comments on the CB as they passed a line of MHs and trucks.
I always have heard about these stories from truck drivers and such, Maybe I will actually see for myself, just hope DW is napping at the time!
Not that I would ever watch or anything
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I guess I am average. I try and obey the speed limits on 2 lane highways and 62 - 65 on the interstates. I also like to have time to see the view.

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Speed limit or no more then 5 over.
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Old 09-04-2010, 05:25 PM   #40
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62mph. I stay in the right lane. Get looks from the pushers and even here them on the radio from time to time. Call me a slow Polk as much as you want. I always travel with my family and yours in mind.

When I was a kid back in the mid 70s my Pop told me, " when you get a motor home of your own, drive safe and you will get there. Act like a a@$ and you might kill somebody or your family" This was back in the 55mph days. Still we never sped.

They traveled well over 100,000 miles without a single accident. Us over 50,000 with out a accident.

Wish the high speed travelers would think about the fact that if they loose control at that speed they could kill MY family.
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Be very very careful if you come to my home town of Toronto.

Toronto has more speed traps than L.A., N.Y., Montreal combined - Sympatico.ca Autos
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Try crossing Texas at 55mph. You'll be retired before you get to the other end. I do however understand that the eastern states have lower speed limits which is fine with me. I too remember when the speed limit was 55mph and a one day trip became a two day trip. That was not fun. I don't exceed the speed limit but I also don't want an 18 wheel supository.
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