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Posted: 08/25/21 11:19am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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You're the exception to the rule. Most people who drive slow have no concept of courtesy, are oblivious to the line of cars they're holding up, or are holding up traffic on purpose.


Amen. I followed three of them same day same HWY.


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Posted: 08/25/21 11:29am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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This is about the only time I might be considered not very courteous.
If you're coming up an on ramp, don't look and don't signal I'm not budging one inch.

Heavy traffic, you're looking for a spot to merge into traffic, you're signaling..... I'll give you all the room you need.

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There's the flip side where often I'm on some two lane hwy with a 55 or 65 limit, but the three or four cars behind me want to go 85-90. These people are willing to make an extremely dangerous move just to get past me, putting everyone at risk.

Me driving the speed limit or at a safe speed for the conditions at worst might make some people frustrated. Passing wrecklessly, playing chicken with oncoming traffic is the ultimate inconsiderate move.


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Posted: 08/25/21 12:40pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

45-55 mph. For me, its more than fast enough and I'm usually meandering on two lane back country away from the main routes more than I am on interstates. Plus, the truck is old and powered by a naturally aspirated small block V8 gas engine. Even with 4.10s, she's not going to be winning any races [emoticon].

On my bigger trips, I normally only drove about 200-300 miles a day at tops, as I was more interested in the journey than just the destination.

If we're on flat lands, I usually pull off to let folks get around, or when we reach the top of a grade if we're climbing one, pulling out before then just means the next batch of folks will be stuck behind me going even slower because I'll have lost my momentum and will be starting again on a hill, so instead of going up the hill at 45, they're now doing it at 30.

On most quality roads, there are usually passing lane segments that come up and that's when most folks can safely get around.

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On 2 lane roads, I'm usually at or more likely slghtly over the speed limit and I use pullouts when I have 5 vehicles behind me as required in many states but often with less than 5 or even one if they've been back there for awhile. However, it seems there is often someone who is in such a hurry that they will pass me in a no passing zone.

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~70 MPH, not to exceed road conditions or speed limit

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joeshmoe wrote:

Me driving the speed limit or at a safe speed for the conditions at worst might make some people frustrated. Passing wrecklessly, playing chicken with oncoming traffic is the ultimate inconsiderate move.


You can argue who is the most inconsiderate, but the point is that many of us prefer not to make people frustrated. That encourages them to take a risk and potentially putting us in the middle of a wreck if they don’t make it.


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monkey44 wrote:

Agree with 1Flyboy - we run generally 50-60, lots of back roads, enjoy the scenery, and are retired -- never in a hurry.


Generally take an extra day or two getting there. Sleep till I'm rested Get into camp early enough to have time for a good workout, go for walks, get settled. I avoid the freeways, big cities and the race.

I like old mountain towns uncrowded no tourists. I like it when the gas attendant says your the biggest excitement of the day. LOL

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I never set the cruise on the return trip to CO over 70. I'm going to tally up the fuel bill to see if it was worth it. I was too chicken to push the fuel stops to the limit, so could have realistically pulled the same stops at 75 vs 70. Truck seemed happier though, only downshifted for a scant few hills coming back vs going down at 75 zinging back and forth 4-3-4.


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70ish. I had a blow out at 65 and totaled out the truck, camper and tow jeep in less time than it takes to type it. The faster you go the more catastrophic the outcome if something goes wrong. I like 65 but it seems hard to maintain on the interstate.


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