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Re: a dumb query? pls humor me

On Fri, 2007-03-02 at 16:33 -0800, Freddy Freeloader wrote:
> Greg Folkert wrote:
> > On Fri, 2007-03-02 at 10:16 -0800, Paul Johnson wrote:
> >   
> >> Ron Johnson wrote:
> >>
> >>     
> >>> On 03/01/07 19:25, Paul Johnson wrote:
> >>>       
> >>>> Steve Lamb wrote:
> >>>>         
> >>>>> Mitja Podreka wrote:
> >>>>>           
> >>> [snip]
> >>>       
> >>>> Who's rich enough to afford to waste gas driving faster than 60 MPH, much
> >>>> less more on a regular basis?  Fuel economy on most vehicles takes a
> >>>> massive nosedive after 60MPH due to wind drag.
> >>>>         
> >>> It's a time-money problem.  People would rather spend the extra
> >>> money to get there faster.
> >>>
> >>> Saving only 5 or 10 minutes on a 90 mile trip?  Irrelevant.
> >>>       
> >> True, but it still doesn't work out rationally:  Unless you make a lot of
> >> money or gas is unbelievably cheap, that few minutes saved will cost you
> >> more wage-hours than it's worth...
> >>     
> >
> > Unless you lose you job being late and you don't want to leave any
> > earlier. Its a choice.
> >   
> First, my mileage doesn't go down until I consistently cross the 80 mph 
> barrier.  Second, on my 125 mile commute to work, one way, the time 
> saved at 10-15 mph faster than 60 is considerable.  It's the difference 
> between spending 12+ hours a day away from the house, to spending 
> between 11 and 11 1/2 hours away from the house.  Over the course of a 
> work week that's a lot of time saved.
> Also, I have a buddy that lives in southern Oregon and it's a 560 mile 
> drive to his house.  It takes him more than 12 hours to make the drive.  
> I make the drive in around 9 hours.  That's a huge difference in how 
> tired a person is by the time they finish the trip.   Is the 1 or 2 mpg 
> I lose by driving faster than he does worth it?  You bet.  I am still 
> getting 35 mpg so how much can I be losing?  I get about exactly the 
> same mileage if I drive at 60 - 65 only I'm far less tired after driving 
> for 9 hours than I am driving for 12 hours which means I am far more 
> alert and thus a much safer driver.  

Piece of info for you, very rarely does my highway speed go under 85.

I've been stopped by Police in my 1969 442, more than once. Asking me to
get out of the car and search the trunk, the engine compartment and
glove compartment... and so on. Only to be given a warning for drive 100

Last time, the one officer had a digital camera and asked if he could
take pictures.

I've also been pulled over with my Lancer for going 75MPH in a 70MPH
zone, and given a ticket.

But, yes, I also drive faster than posted.
greg, greg@gregfolkert.net

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