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Old 08-18-2014, 08:23 PM   #1781 (permalink)
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Old 08-19-2014, 02:58 PM   #1782 (permalink)
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to put more miles on that tank
To what end - why not just park on the first circuit ?
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Old 08-19-2014, 05:09 PM   #1783 (permalink)
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Infinite MPG while EOC + extra distance = higher MPG per tank.
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Old 08-19-2014, 05:36 PM   #1784 (permalink)
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I'm tempted to let my car roll up the driveway further than useful when the remaining speed allows for it, just to get a few extra meters on the tank..
Then I remember I'll have to back out the extra meters again too so I make the brake pads touch the disks, something they are not very accustomed to.

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Old 08-20-2014, 07:45 AM   #1785 (permalink)
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To what end - why not just park on the first circuit ?
Entertainment value, or coastdown testing, if you want to dress it up.

YKYAEM when you get stopped for doing 18 over- and it was easy to pull over because your engine was already off. And you're such an upstanding, respectable guy that you get a warning.
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Old 08-21-2014, 04:24 AM   #1786 (permalink)
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YKYAEM when you get stopped for doing 18 over- and it was easy to pull over because your engine was already off. And you're such an upstanding, respectable guy that you get a warning.
Did you brake or just coast to the side of the road?
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Brake lights show visible compliance. Maybe I need a toggle switch to hit the lights for the next time that happens...
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Old 08-21-2014, 07:15 PM   #1788 (permalink)
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Brake lights show visible compliance. Maybe I need a toggle switch to hit the lights for the next time that happens...
Momentary contact switch, won't accidentally leave it on.
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I like that idea for tailgaters that think they might get me to speed up, rather than pass in the left Lane on the highway (same direction, people are stupid)
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YKYAEM when
1. You think twice about telling the Tesla driver that they are going the wrong way out of the parkade because they are going the shorter and therefore more efficient way.

2. You are in a lousy mood and driving like the car is your mood , then you find yourself automatically gliding after your mood-induced pulse.

3. You read on ecomodder about vskid3's ebike build to replace an Insight and go alongside a Prius as a second vehicle and you still are thinking of ways to make the ebike work more efficiently using techniques learned here on ecomodder:
-coasting to stops and any place you need to slow down,
-anticipating ahead,
-aero-mod,
-tire pressure optimized for best handling (because over-clocked bicycles need all the help they can get and are going to get best rolling when on wheels rather than sliding on side along pavement been there on my me-bike--that is me-powered.)
-driving with load

Then you realize you have probably learned some of those techniques from the person you propose to teach. Thanks Vskid3

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