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Old 04-08-2008, 11:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
Long trips are hard on the hypermiler, in my opinion.
I'm of the same opinion.

My Attitude (on a long road trip) vs. Time

Hour 1 -- 5-10 below the speed limit (you too honey!)

Hour 2 -- Seriously, not 4 below, 5.

Hour 3 -- Maybe just a few MPH more. 2 below isn't gonna kill me.

Hour 4 -- 5 below is for chumps, speed limit it is.

Hour 5+ -- Aw *#($& it. Just get me there already!

So in short.

Avoid that kind of thing. It helps to have a spouse who will voluntarily obey the self-imposed speed limit when they take their turn driving.
"I got 350 heads on a 305 engine. I get 10 miles to the gallon. I ain't got no good intentions." - The Drive By Truckers.

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