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Old 02-05-2013, 09:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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A new perspective on Pulse and Glide

I really do not like being in anyone's way, whether driving, in a store, or whatever, although I do not feel too bad when I prevent others from breaking the law, and since I walk faster than some jog, and some never even jog, usually people are in my way [on foot].

When my UltraGauge showed my total mileage going down I started working harder and harder to keep it high. It currently says 27 MPG, which I figure is actually mid twenty-fives.

My last tank was right at twenty-four. I guess that highway EPA is not bad for mixed driving on winter fuel, but I am not happy with it.

Anyway, I finally decided that people should not be behind me anyway, so if my pulsing-and-gliding encourages them to pass, so be it!

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Old 02-05-2013, 10:56 AM   #2 (permalink)
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If they have clear opportunity to pass you, let them. If they choose not to, it's their fault and not yours. It's a different story on a winding 2-lane road, but it sounds like you're on a multilane.
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Yup, thats what I do now. I accelerate til I get cut off, then I glide til I am cut off and repeat.

Whats funny is that I can accelerate at 4 grand, have 16 car lengths between me and all the cars in line at a stop light, but one. I am going 5 over the posted limit. 3 lanes or more of traffic, no sooner I slow to the actual speed limit as my glide part, ZOOM, the lone car that paces me accelerates as I slow, crosses in front of me to go to the right lane while I am in the center lane.

This is just soo comical its insane.
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Old 02-05-2013, 02:36 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I always hate it when I am trying to change lanes and the vehicle behind me, the one that I am trying to let pass, cuts around and then pulls back in front. If they just let me change lanes I would have been out of their way!

Around here, the streets are at four lanes and the freeway is always at least three.
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:32 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Yeah, those guys are the worse. Its my experience they are either Lexus or Benzes that do that. Must be boosted to get get sudden acceleration?

I like the guy who travel in the center lane, then turn left or right at an interesection.

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