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Old 03-29-2012, 09:48 PM   #1181 (permalink)
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When you realize that you only pass another vehicle on the freeway about once a year,
and you can remember every detail for the last 3 years.

3 years ago was the guy w 4 way flashers going because he had a newly purchased young
but tall tree he didn't want to break in the air flow!

Another was going 45mph on a 3 lane freeway in a 70mph zone. I had to wait a while
for mob clearance to safely pass him at a steady 50mph.

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Old 03-30-2012, 12:23 PM   #1182 (permalink)
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Your ratio of passing to being past is 3 to 7000 per year.
Or looking at it another way it's about 3 per my 3/4 mile coast to a stop signs.
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Old 03-30-2012, 02:43 PM   #1183 (permalink)
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So true about the passing! I just drove to Nova Scotia from Ontario last week - I think it was around 1800 km. I passed maybe 4 vehicles.

The week before, I had a significant passing milestone: overtook another car (both of us under power) while holding >100 mpg (US) on the dashboard display of the UFO! He was going just under the limit, I went ever so slightly over (80 km/h - 50 mph).
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Old 03-30-2012, 02:57 PM   #1184 (permalink)
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I pass less cars while driving than while cycling
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Old 03-30-2012, 06:05 PM   #1185 (permalink)
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I've been passed by both a bicycle and a golf cart. They were confused.
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Old 03-31-2012, 07:15 AM   #1186 (permalink)
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On the motorway; I overtake a lot of cars / trucks despite only doing 95 kph.
Maybe I'm doing something wrong ?


But YKYAEM, when you're already coasting by the time you reach the tail bumper of the semi you're overtaking ;-
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Old 03-31-2012, 08:01 AM   #1187 (permalink)
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I've been passed by both a bicycle and a golf cart. They were confused.
Who's confused depends on the speed
I found this film from a Czech police car chasing a cyclist on the highway:
Czeski film - chasing a cyclist
At 0:15-0:25 he passes a van that is going at least 100 km/h!
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Old 04-07-2012, 10:18 AM   #1190 (permalink)
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YKYAEM when your OCD kicks in and you just HAVE to flip the store display toy cars around the ' right ' way ( blunt end to the front, and pointed to the rear ! )

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