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Old 03-31-2012, 05:40 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Spencer Fitch View Post
Anybody else notice this? I have always consistently found interstate cement to be more effecient. Nothing to do with drafting I have completely ruled that out.
It runs very nicely, if it's nicely laid with fine grain.

I remember getting on a new (experimental ?) stretch of light cream-colorued Motorway in the UK, where instant fuel mileage instantly dropped by about 0.5L/100 km - more than 10% .

New Dutch asphalt is also nice.
They'll put up signs that the braking distance is increased, never noticed that as a problem, but what I did notice is that it was good for FE

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Old 03-31-2012, 10:15 PM   #12 (permalink)
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When I was living in spokane there was a 4 block stretch in the down town area that took the union workers nearly 6 months to finish. They barely got it done before the first snow of the year. Then 3 months later it all needed to be redone again. I could never figure out if it was low quality work by people who knew they couldn't get fired, the fact that it was done days before the first snow, or the fact that everybody in spokane drives with chains or studded tires.

I've never been to japan but the pictures I've seen of the roads, in town and in the middle of nowhere highways all look exquisite. smoothness that lasts and quality that I sadly don't think we will ever see here.

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