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Old 06-02-2011, 08:30 PM   #991 (permalink)
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when you're disgusted that most school busses, and even 18whlrs. are so much faster than in the past.
It used to be that school buses were sticks that even a vw van could blow away on the bottom end. Now w AT, they jack rabbit after their stops, leaving you to look bad.
On trips now, it's only the older or more heavily laded 18whlrs. that I pack with going up the steepest freeway grades in America. And, yes... all of us are running our flashers as we cruise uphill at 30mph.

About the only buddies we still have left is to fall behind a cement mixer truck!!!

when you slow down for the head winds on a trip in mid USA, and you have no trees, or flags to gauge the wind; but you are burning your eyes out trying to watch the grass wave

when you have all the manhole covers and other like bumps so memorized to avoid needless wear and tear on your veh., that your racing line can almost be done in your sleep!

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Old 06-02-2011, 08:38 PM   #992 (permalink)
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when you see other people on the freeway, some on the shoulder; some in the slow lane coming home w high trees in their PU, or maybe a donut tire situation going on....They figure they are crawling, so they have flashers on as you pass them at your normal freeway speed w/o flashers, and you are only 2mph faster than they are!!!

Or , sort of the reverse: You are in normal mode, and the 2 above described pass YOU w their flashers on only for themselves!
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Old 06-02-2011, 10:03 PM   #993 (permalink)
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when you have all the manhole covers and other like bumps so memorized to avoid needless wear and tear on your veh., that your racing line can almost be done in your sleep!
...when you can't fall asleep, so you go over your route step by step searching for areas to improve.
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Old 06-03-2011, 04:06 PM   #994 (permalink)
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...when you can't fall asleep, so you go over your route step by step searching for areas to improve.
YKYAEM if this exercise is so interesting to you it has the reverse effect and keeps you awake longer.
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I think you missed the point I was trying to make, which is that it's not rational to do either speed or fuel economy mods for economic reasons. You do it as a form of recreation, for the fun and for the challenge.
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You know your an ecomodder when on back country roads school buses pass you.
or when they pass you in the city.

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when you briskly accelerate from a stoplight (beating a wannabe SRT-4 Neon across the intersection, after he revved his engine at you) and your mom says "well, there goes your gas mileage", to which you reply telling her about BSFC and how you never went past the optimum engine load, throttle position or RPM
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Old 06-05-2011, 05:27 PM   #997 (permalink)
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... 52 mpg (US) is a bit of a disappointment.
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Old 06-05-2011, 05:48 PM   #998 (permalink)
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