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Old 11-22-2011, 06:03 PM   #14 (permalink)
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You can decide to sit in a Ninja like state of alert taking in avery blade of grass and crack in the road if you wish - although this will induce fatigue and stress IMHO.

No, learning to read the road surface, winds, etc, becomes habit after awhile. As do very long sight lines. Much becomes peripheral to the task of remaining lane-centered with no other inputs. The slightest move left or right to "ride" the big truck grooves for instance (as one already knows from experience how the truck response has unequal input/outcomes by doing this; one direction shorter, one longer), or in knowing intimately the roadside markings to gauge where to be able to pull farthest off of onto the shoulder.

150 miles before breakfast means I woke up late.

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