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Old 05-29-2010, 06:04 PM   #491 (permalink)
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YKYAEM when...
...You see a Hummer pull into a gas station and you know it's going to spend more time at the pump than any other car.
Or you pull in, fill your tank, and leave while he is still pumping .

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Old 05-29-2010, 06:55 PM   #492 (permalink)
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YKYAEI...

You are busy making instructional driving videos with a world-record holding hypermiler, when the suction cup camera mount fails and your exterior camera falls off the car... An Oldsmobile following your Prius seems to intentionally swerve to SMASH the camera as it lays in the road...
You recover the camera only to find that the memory card has self-ejected! Losing ALL your instuctional footage on pulse-and-glide, driving with load, and timing lights!

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooo!!!!!!!



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Might go out to look for the memory card some more later......
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Old 05-29-2010, 09:51 PM   #493 (permalink)
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YKYAEI....

You are refueling, and you spot a fellow driver refueling his idling Chevy truck, and you have to fight the urge to tell him to shut the fool engine off and settle for sending him dirty looks.
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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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... have a tablet netbook thing with internet anywhere access, all day long battery life and a scrollable touchy interface thing so I read ecomodder articles anywhere, and I do include the "quality time" periods of my life (I am not on 'the throne' now you may be relieved to know).
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Old 05-30-2010, 11:14 PM   #495 (permalink)
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YKYAEMI......

You pulse-and-glide your lawn mower....

Your riding lawn mower has regenerative brakes....
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Old 05-30-2010, 11:30 PM   #496 (permalink)
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YKYAEI...

You are busy making instructional driving videos with a world-record holding hypermiler, when the suction cup camera mount fails and your exterior camera falls off the car... An Oldsmobile following your Prius seems to intentionally swerve to SMASH the camera as it lays in the road...
You recover the camera only to find that the memory card has self-ejected! Losing ALL your instuctional footage on pulse-and-glide, driving with load, and timing lights!

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooo!!!!!!!



(True Story)

Might go out to look for the memory card some more later......
I am VERY VERY sad to hear this Ben.
Sorry dude.
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Old 05-30-2010, 11:33 PM   #497 (permalink)
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Your Lawnmower + weedeater use more fuel weekly than your car during the summer months.

Your generator setup is designed for Pulse and glide + DWL (ok operating with load).
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Old 05-31-2010, 10:28 AM   #498 (permalink)
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You only turn on the AC when the wife is in the car and having a hot flash.

You carry a piece of wood to use when you refuel to elevate the end of your car near the filler neck so you can get more consistent refills.

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Old 06-03-2010, 12:50 AM   #499 (permalink)
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YKYAEI....

You have ever replaced a 300 amp fuse in your electric car......

In the rain.

Then threw your cargo bicycle in the back.

(You needed someway to get back to the car after you walked home, and you sure weren't going to use gasoline to get there! I couldn't possibly make this stuff up.)
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Old 06-03-2010, 10:44 PM   #500 (permalink)
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YKYAEMI...

You're excited about driving for almost 3 hours to the DMV (no open spots here for two months) for your drivers license because you will get a better average MPG.

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