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Old 05-07-2008, 10:29 PM   #38 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by guitarterry View Post
the point of orbit is the highest mpg, not the least fuel used. or in laymens terms. cuting off your nose to spite your face.
Orbit can be used productively. One example would be timing your exit so your lane is clear. Without the orbit, you have to take a hard stop killing (and regaining) all your velocity. With a well timed orbit you can exit the parking lot with about 50% of the velocity you started your orbit with. I've done this (maybe twice) in the last year or so. Nice to have in the grab bag for the one time in a blue moon that you could use it.

DISCLAIMER: The obvious stuff about not orbiting in a crowded parking lot and not around people trying to cross all applies of course. People come first... MPG comes 42nd.

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