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Old 06-23-2014, 10:34 AM   #107 (permalink)
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"corridor effect"

Originally Posted by redneck View Post
Traffic is bumper to bumper running 70-80 mph plus . In this first leg of the trip there be no fooling around. Just fall in with the pack and go. I was pleased to see the mpguino showing low to mid 70's mpg as I passed into N.C.
This is not meant to take away from your accomplishments...

Running in high speed traffic that is dense enough can be more efficient than running alone, even at lower speeds.

I rarely get to experience it (don't live in a fast/busy part of the world), but on the rare occastions when I do, it always feels like a Christmas present! I get to drive fast and get great economy!
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