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Old 09-17-2012, 09:44 PM   #21 (permalink)
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But you don't understand- your passes don't count because you aren't focused on simply being in front of other people.
Yup! being behind 3 cars stopped at a red light is infinitely better than being behind that Mustang approaching the light @ 10MPH with no one in front of him. It happens to me quite frequently. And even if I have to stop, I'm the first one through the intersection when the light turns green...

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The presence of traffic is the single most complicating factor of hypermiling. I know what I'm going to do, it's contending with whatever the hell all these other people are going to do that makes things hard.

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Old 09-17-2012, 10:05 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Yesterday I was riding in the back of the car with my dad driving. The light had just turned green; both lanes were blocked up with traffic waiting to go. A white Volvo 940 sedan flew by on the right shoulder at about 70mph, dust billowing up from the road surface. He turned onto a frontage road and stopped perpendicular to our road as we rolled by. I took down his plate number and called the cops.

Hows that for conservation of momentum?
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Old 09-18-2012, 02:37 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Always interesting to see people who'd impatiently passed me minutes ago for being too slow, stuck behind some semi because they're too dumb to time the pass, as I waltz lazily past the truck without ever having to change speeds.
That's something else that has amazed me in CA - getting passed by / passing the same cars over and over and over again ... all while I'm using CC set at or a bit below the speed limit.
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Old 09-18-2012, 05:13 AM   #24 (permalink)
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That's something else that has amazed me in CA - getting passed by / passing the same cars over and over and over again ... all while I'm using CC set at or a bit below the speed limit.
When we lived in California people always got in front of my dad and slowed down. He would pass them and they would do it again.
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Old 09-18-2012, 06:06 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Some people just don't like big butts. Which makes it all the more perplexing when they ride yours for minutes (as you pull far right to give them plenty of room) before finally overtaking.
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Old 09-18-2012, 07:15 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Some people just don't like big butts. Which makes it all the more perplexing when they ride yours for minutes (as you pull far right to give them plenty of room) before finally overtaking.
i have my rear view mirror adjusted so i have to look up a little to see behind me, out of sight out of mind. side mirrors are in the normal position though.
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Some people just don't like big butts. Which makes it all the more perplexing when they ride yours for minutes (as you pull far right to give them plenty of room) before finally overtaking.
Oh! I can explain that one!

They are drafting!
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Old 09-18-2012, 03:33 PM   #28 (permalink)
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That's something else that has amazed me in CA - getting passed by / passing the same cars over and over and over again ... all while I'm using CC set at or a bit below the speed limit.
And I'll explain this one: They are pulsing & gliding!
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Just read page one and three, I upped the positive and downed the negative, regarding OP
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