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Old 09-17-2012, 09:03 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 09-17-2012, 12:13 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I thought 'hypermiling' meant not slowing down for the corners.

And creeping up on lights that are about to change so you can sling-shot past cars that just had their brakes on.
I think hypermiling can be defined as a whole array of fuel-saving techniques. You just identified 2 of my favorites.
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Old 09-17-2012, 02:32 PM   #15 (permalink)
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You just identified 2 of my favorites.
My 2 favorites are:
  • drives 37.2 MPH on a interstate
  • have no regard for anyone else or their time
I mean, don't you guys do it that way, too?
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Old 09-17-2012, 03:07 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Guy in a Ranger blows by me today (I am going the 45 MPH limit). 2.5 miles between traffic lights on this stretch of route 143 from Newport News to Williamsburg. The next light stays green a maximum of 12 seconds in a 1 minute plus cycle. He gets to the light and gets nailed by the red light. I am about .5 mile behind him now but I roll through the light without even slowing down in the left lane. Another 300 yards and he blows by me again. I am still doing the 45 MPH limit. He must be doing 60-65 MPH in a 45 zone, 20 over is reckless in Virginia.

I keep moving along at 45 MPH and he leaves me in the dust, expecially after the limit goes up to 55 MPH. The road is non divided 4 lane without much traffic running parallel to the crowded Interstate 64 W to Richmond.

I would bet that the fuel he burned in those 3 miles was more than I used to ride 40 miles today and I never impeded his progress by one second, even though he was driving 20+ over the limit.

This happens all the time to me, I pass them at the light they just raced up to when it was red, and they catch me from a dead stop, when I am going the speed limit, in less than 2 tenths of a mile, only to race ahead and get caught by the next light, rinse and repeat ad stupidium.

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Thats hypermiling .

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... rinse and repeat ad stupidium.

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I checked just now and found the first entry to be a positive one.

I personally think hypermiling (or at least aeromodding) will become the "new" hot rodding...
+1 to that.
I've been saying, "MPG is the be HP".
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When I drove a school bus I had two experiences that I would like to share. First was driving through a shopping area that had several lights that were impossible to make. You could only try to hurry so much in a bus and I wasn't, but I was next to some teenagers that had done all of the wrong things to an old Japanese care. Each time the light changed they burned rubber only to hit the brakes for another red as I rolled up. Sweet ride. They were effectively as fast as a school bus!

The other was I was waiting to turn left onto a freeway next to a very pretty Mustang. I do not know what they did to it, if it was any faster than stock, but you sure expected it to be.

I revved my engine.

The light turned green and the Mustang took off. A quarter mile later I passed it, pulled over, with a police car right behind.

Was I responsible for that?

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