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Old 05-04-2011, 08:41 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I have gone and am going through this too. changed jobs and have a highway commute with rush hour (that will be changing again soon, same commute only once every 2 weeks).

Realize that with fuel prices the way they are, folks are a little more tolerant of slower vehicles. A number of days I have used less than a gallon on the 50 mile drive, some days I have a hard time breaking 40mpg, do the best you can with whatcha got.

in the mountains and at altitude it still gets cold at night, keep using the block heater an hour before departing.

Learn from the mistakes of others, that way when you mess up you can do so in new and interesting ways.

One mile of road will take you one mile, one mile of runway can take you around the world.
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