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Old 11-12-2013, 08:51 AM   #11
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I tend to pass the idiots (and responsible, yet slow drivers) if possible, and give way to the maniacs to pass. Most times, I seem to find a good pack willing to travel at the speed I like, which is maintaining the speed limit, or just a bit beyond.
Actually, that is my preference. However, with the added wind resistance, I'll probably slow it down a bit when on freeways. Of course we try to seek out the less traveled routes and avoid the interstates when possible. Much less hectic and often full of pleasant surprises.
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Old 11-12-2013, 08:59 AM   #12
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Of course we try to seek out the less traveled routes and avoid the interstates when possible. Much less hectic and often full of pleasant surprises.
This is always preferred, but until I retire, and with limited time to travel, I do tend to just blast to my destination so I have time to relax there and enjoy it.

Some day the travelling will be just as much part of the trip, as the destination.
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Old 11-12-2013, 09:09 AM   #13
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This is always preferred, but until I retire, and with limited time to travel, I do tend to just blast to my destination so I have time to relax there and enjoy it.

Some day the travelling will be just as much part of the trip, as the destination.
Having retired 3 years ago, I have to say that is one of the biggest perks. Last June, when we hit the Memorial Day stampede, we found a great NFS campground a few miles away from Capitol Reef NP, and were able to hunker down for several days, until the crowds left, without worrying over time schedules.
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Old 11-12-2013, 09:21 AM   #14
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As long as folks are able to pass around me safely, I am likely to follow the idiots. I am learning to slow down in life and enjoy the scenery.
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Old 11-12-2013, 09:32 AM   #15
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Good one.
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Old 11-12-2013, 06:42 PM   #16
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In motorcycling. we say " the journey is the destination"
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In motorcycling. we say " the journey is the destination"
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Old 11-13-2013, 11:49 AM   #18
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In motorcycling. we say " the journey is the destination"
That's what I used to say when we went out on our sailboat. One particularly calm day a speedboat went racing by and my dear wife made the comment... "I bet THEY are having fun." Soon after that we sold the sailboat.
Moral of the story might be some journeys aren't as much fun as you hoped for.
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Growing up... my Dad's idea of a road trip/vacation was like the "Cannonball Run". If you weren't back in the car before he got it filled with fuel, you may get left. This may have been an example of that journey Ray.
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I'm not in a hurry, but I like to have plenty of power for pulling hills and passing when neccessary. I do not like towing at or near capacity.
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