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Old 07-27-2011, 09:52 PM   #113
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I agree - be serious and respectful on the I (especially to those who make their living in the road) - don't hold up folks making a living "out there" - this is a good reply: read it and understand we share the road.
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Old 07-27-2011, 10:16 PM   #114
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I set my cruise on 2000RPM - nomally around 67 MPH. That way, most drivers are passing me, rather than me passing them and I am NOT touching my brakes and normally NOT holding-up the 18 wheelers. I am looking to getting close to12 MPG in an in-line six cylinder turbo-charged diesel at 2000 RPM.. Anything less than 60 mph pisses off the truckers who must play the hills - I respect that they are trying to make a living "out there" and I do my best to stay out of their way - flashing hazard lights during the day and clearance lights at night to be respectful of their profession during passing revolutions. We could all do that and .better our mutual reputation,
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Old 07-27-2011, 10:19 PM   #115
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I drive by my tachometer; 1500 RPM keeps me out of the way and good gas mileage.
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Old 07-28-2011, 08:57 AM   #116
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25 and 35 MPH no question this person is trolling; looking to start something; I've traveled many. many interstates and never seen any one traveling that slow. 25 on a rual road, only farmers pulling a wagon go that slow.
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Old 07-28-2011, 05:09 PM   #117
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25 and 35 MPH no question this person is trolling; looking to start something; I've traveled many. many interstates and never seen any one traveling that slow. 25 on a rual road, only farmers pulling a wagon go that slow.
Which reply was that from, I think I missed it.
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Old 07-28-2011, 06:09 PM   #118
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What I do is follow a Semi, I find one that is going about 62 or 63 mph, some of them have govenors and that is all the faster they can go. I stay about 20 or so car lengths behind him and set the cruise. Just chill out and enjoy the ride.
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Which reply was that from, I think I missed it.
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Old 07-29-2011, 12:12 PM   #120
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I agree - be serious and respectful on the I (especially to those who make their living in the road) - don't hold up folks making a living "out there" - this is a good reply: read it and understand we share the road.

You said a mouthful!

I have more of a "trailer-imposed" speed limit- my '78 Trillium doesn't like to go much over 60 when behind my short wheelbase Kia Sportage.
I'm also a little underpowered when going over mountain passes- it's often just me and the bigrigs in the slow lane headed for the summit.
I also keep one eye on the rearviews for people coming up behind me and always let them by as soon as possible. I know what it's like to be stuck behind a slower driver on a two-lane highway. I'd rather have folks disappearing over the horizon ahead than "pacing" the road behind me.
I get lots of "thankyou waves" when I let them by, too- especially since I stuck this "spokesturtle" on the back of the trailer. It seems to give folks a bit of a laugh while they're waiting for me to get out of their way!
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Old 07-29-2011, 12:30 PM   #121
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Which reply was that from, I think I missed it.
The reply is from post 108
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Old 07-29-2011, 12:55 PM   #122
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25 and 35 MPH no question this person is trolling; looking to start something; I've traveled many. many interstates and never seen any one traveling that slow. 25 on a rual road, only farmers pulling a wagon go that slow.
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Old 07-29-2011, 02:35 PM   #123
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Yep. I do. And everybody passes me while shaking their fists and screaming all sorts of unrepeatables. One of the most common phrases thrown my way is: "You drive like an old lady!"

35MPH

Yep. That's it. And that seriously high for me 25MPH not unusual.

If I get on the Interstate I get up to 45MPH only because law requires you drive at a 45MPH minimum.

Why? My father was a speed demon. Rarely drove under 70. Between my 6th and 12th years I had been in 14 major car accidents, every one of them caused by speed, most cases a result of doing 85MPH threw a red light or a stop sign. I spent a lot of my childhood sitting in ERs and learning to be terrified to get near cars.

Why did my father never go to jail, never lose his license, never get a ticket, and never once even get a warning? Abusing the system. He was a fire fighter and would flash his badge and lie to the police office at the accident by saying he was on his way to a fire, even though he never was, during any of the accidents, and I never understood why no one ever questioned why he had his wife and kids in the car on his way to a fire?

I spent many years terrified to drive a car and was 35 years old before I got my driving permit and took my first road test.

I have a serious phobia of speeders, fast cars, and being on major highways. Rarely will you see me off a road marked over 45MPH.

I also know that in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermort there is NO speed limit over 65MPH and that is on the INTERSTATE ONLY and there are NO roads in these 3 states marked higher than 45MPH other than RT1 which is 50MPH. This is THE LAW. So reading other posts here, I'm assuming other states allow higher speed limits??? Because I see the average answer to be "I drive slow at only 65 - 75MPH". Slow? You call that slow? That's 20 miles over the HIGHEST posted limits in Maine! Which incur a fine of $500 for every 10 miles over the limit. Your slow would get you a $1,000 fine in Maine.
I just read all of EelKats other posts and have come to the conclusion that she is either a gifted writer or the unluckiest person that I have ever come across. It makes for some incredible reading !!!!
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I just read all of EelKats other posts and have come to the conclusion that she is either a gifted writer or the unluckiest person that I have ever come across. It makes for some incredible reading !!!!
If you ever get a chance read the bio of J. K. Rowling.
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I go between 55 and 60 on the two lanes and 63 on the interstate.I have been known to stretch her out a little on the interstate with a gusty tail wind.
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Go to General Discussion/USA Lands of the Nomads/Post 22

Trolling????

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Did; sorry I don't get the connection;

Like all posts here; some beleave able some not; some just made up; some not; you just have to seperate the wheat from the chaff.
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