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Old 03-27-2010, 01:16 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I tried leaning my foot on the tranny tunnel on the way home tonight and it worked like a charm. Thanks!

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Old 03-27-2010, 01:30 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I rarely use the brake, but using the left foot to do it is a habit carried over from racing. It let's me rest my right foot for a few seconds.

Anyway, just wanted to receive some feedback to help my technique.
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Ahhhh, yes, racing. In racing you want the least amount of coast as you can! Accelerate TO THE CORNER, brake at the very last second to slow it enough to be able to make the corner, then accerate away from the corner to the next one.

This is the total and complete opposite to hypermiling of course. So the practice of two feet driving flys in the face of what you are trying to do.

You need a NEW habit! I try to put my left foot FLAT on the floor in front of the seat so it is completly out of the way. Really, you should have NO feet on any pedal most of the time around the city.

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Old 03-28-2010, 05:12 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I wear five fingers kso's when I drive, its just one level up from barefoot.
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Too cold here most of the time to drive barefoot!

I just try to keep a good comfortable position on the pedal. Sometimes my boot treads get caught in a bad spot and I gotta lift the foot to reposition.

One thing I found is new shoes hurt FE, since all your feel for the pedal is gone till they break in. Thankfully I only get new shoes once every 2-3 years.
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Old 03-29-2010, 03:54 PM   #16 (permalink)
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To get the most efficiency out of my "feet technique," I put on walking shoes, or cycling shoes, and use them for their intended purpose. But that's just me.
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Usually I just control the accel. pedal well and avoid any sudden jolts or jerks in driving.

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