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Old 07-21-2008, 12:34 PM   #11 (permalink)
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i usually (trying to ignore the nasty people behind me) try to keep a large gap in front of me... if the traffic was stop and go from 0 mph to 10 mph i would go an average of 5 mph.. it works at times, and when it does work it actually makes traffic better cause the ppl behind you drive constant too

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I also leave large buffer in front, too. However, some nuts cut to my lane seeing the space, not because my lane is faster.
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I wonder if that cell phone ban in CA extends to non-commercial CB use?
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I also leave large buffer in front, too. However, some nuts cut to my lane seeing the space, not because my lane is faster.
Yes There is an invisible vortex that opens up when you leave more than a few inches more than a car length buffer. It can be entertaining to see what gets sucked into it
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The joys of owning a motorcycle. Sure I have to slow down on the shoulder, but still not nearly as much stopping and waiting.
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This is what killed my last tank. Lots of people heading to the Jersey Shore causing volume traffic in 90+ degree weather which necessitated A/C use.
Plus there was the day I kinda had to speed (65! OMG!) to get to a job interview... at least I got the job
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Whenever there's a downhill (even a slight one), I just leave the engine off and let gravity roll it forward while braking as needed with the emergency brake (while keeping the main brakes and their vacuum in reserve for emergency sudden stops). On the flats and uphills, I try to keep it going at close to idle rpm in whichever gear matches the average traffic speed.

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