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Old 06-10-2008, 12:48 PM   #11 (permalink)
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This actually isn't the first one I've seen of these around the web about us here. Hackaday had a post on their blog about us as well.

Great article though, reading now!

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Ask yourself this: is saving a few bucks in gas worth the fact that people are going to get out of their cars and punch you in the face for "drafting" them
no sir, you are the reason that hypermiling does work, because by you punching us in the face, we take you to court and then we come out financially in the end. Not mention you will probably be sent to rehab for anger management and have your licensed revoked until said rehab is finished...soooo....that's one less car on the road AND I'm still saving gas.

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Old 06-10-2008, 01:35 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Thanks all, it was pretty cool. Out of all the comments I do love this one

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This is dumb. It's the equivalent of ghetto rich. It would have made a more interesting story had he converted his jeep to a homespun biofuel in his yard. Wait, that's ghetto rich too.
If only they knew what I have planned for it....

It is funny how they all moan and groan and I'm slowing starting to see more and more people do the speed limit or less and more for sale signs in the back of truck windows. Change is coming to all
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Old 06-10-2008, 01:59 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I would not worry about the comments. As of now there are 34. That a pretty low number when you consider how many hits it had.

Nice job Red.

The plus is EM got a hyperlink out of the story and the others did not.
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Nice article, I ended up reading another. The one about driving 55, I honestly wish we would go back to 55, to me it's more comfortable to drive 55, safer, and more efficient. Somehow, I doubt it will ever happen though.
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Old 06-10-2008, 03:18 PM   #16 (permalink)
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comment left on wired.com:

"45 MPG from an Insight is an embarassment. My dad has pushed the lifetime average of his Insight up over 60 MPG and can get over 70 MPG on a long road trip. The article is supposed to be about "hypermilers" not idiots who buy a hybrid and drive it so badly they negate all the benefits of the technology."


I guess he neglects the fact that the Insight featured was a junker with no life left in it.

Good Article, stupid people commenting on it....
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Nice article, I ended up reading another. The one about driving 55, I honestly wish we would go back to 55, to me it's more comfortable to drive 55, safer, and more efficient. Somehow, I doubt it will ever happen though.
Me too, I miss 55 MPH, . There is a 1-2 mile stretch of the 710 that is 55 MPH, and it has a STRICTLY ENFORCED flashing sign also. It's like coming home for me.

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Try living is Ohio where the car speed limit is 65, but the truck limit is 55. What a mess that is. It's also more dangerous since cars are constantly having to pass trucks.
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Agreed -- lived there most of my driving life. I remember back in the 80's when the 65 limit came out, truckers would play the "55-Game" in each lane and block traffic. The "Flying Tire Salesmen" put a stop to that.



Ohio has the distinction for the biggest 65 MPH speed limit signs when they first came out:



Whenever I come back to visit, I take the limit VERY seriously (more so than normal). I remember one trip, we counted over 30 speed traps along the highway (that we could see!)

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Try living is Ohio where the car speed limit is 65, but the truck limit is 55. What a mess that is. It's also more dangerous since cars are constantly having to pass trucks.

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