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Old 08-24-2009, 12:55 PM   #21 (permalink)
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My friend is one who bought a full size truck as a daily commuter, never takes it off road, almost never hauls anything in it. He flat out says he bought it because he likes it and doesn't give a rip about gas mileage.

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I'm sure they're out there, but as long as you're going to keep driving the way you drive, you won't notice them. You only (psychologically) notice things that stand out to you, and since hypermiling is the norm for us, we don't notice other hypermilers as readily as we notice the real-world norm, which is non-hypermilers.
I wouldn't agree with that, at least for me. People driving like a bat out of hell is the norm. If I saw someone driving the speed limit or a little below (and isn't obviously intoxicated), I would notice that and think "hey cool, maybe they're thinking about saving fuel too", because they would stand out against the norm.

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Old 08-24-2009, 02:59 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Yea, but you wouldn't be able to see them, unless you happened to jump on the highway at the exact time they did, because you'll both be the same distance away from each other the whole time.

I know there are a few hypermilers around here from this forum, but I doubt there are too many beyond that. Occasionally, I'll see someone driving really slow, but it usually just ends up being an older person, and there's a good chance they're not doing it for the gas mileage.
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Yea, but you wouldn't be able to see them, unless you happened to jump on the highway at the exact time they did, because you'll both be the same distance away from each other the whole time.
That is a good point.
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You can't lecture. All you can do is lead by example and wait for them to come to you (when gas prices increase, that is ... ).

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I completely agree -- excellent advice.

It's a grassroots campaign to those who are open-minded enough to accept it.

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