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Old 02-28-2016, 11:31 AM   #41
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We usually drive at or just under the speed limit, as long as it's under 70.
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Old 02-28-2016, 12:13 PM   #42
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58 - 62 on the interstate. Speed limit otherwise.
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Old 02-28-2016, 01:16 PM   #43
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I use my tachometer more when towing as I like to keep it 1800-2000 rpms, no sense racing up a hill at 3500 rpm when a little slower at 2500 will do the trick. My average speed is approximately 55 with stops avery 3 hours for fuel and walking the dogs.
That said, when some roads cause the harmonic distortion effect. I stay in the fast lane, seems like there, the pavement is smoother, if they want to pass I'll pull over but go back when clear.
Jim I have found the fast lane rides so much smoother too . I do the same even though my brother gives me flak about it . Maybe the other lanes the big trucks run the road down . And for tires , gas etc. really don't like to go over 60 . I will make a rare pass at 65 too. Pat
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Also always use pullouts if I am going slower then others . I think it just is good manners . Pat
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Old 02-28-2016, 01:50 PM   #45
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So, how fast do you drive towing?

I must say that I too have noticed drivers in BC and Alberta that speed up upon entering a passing zone. Once I moved from northern BC to southern Alberta I noticed another interesting phenomena, drivers that fly past you on a straight road only to hit the brakes and crawl slowly around a corner then fly again
I also agree with Pat and use pull outs when there is traffic behind us. Some pull outs are quite nice, requiring a coffee break sans Baileys.

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Old 02-28-2016, 01:51 PM   #46
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I drive fast enough to scare my wife and slow enough to P_SS off all the drivers around us.
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Old 02-28-2016, 02:19 PM   #47
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I also agree with Pat and use pull outs when there is traffic behind us. Some pull outs are quite nice, requiring a coffee break sans Baileys.

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While I too do like Pat does and pull over to give faster drivers an easy safe way to pass, and also appreciate it when others do it for me when required, but I must once more admonish your practice of ruining a good cup of coffee with yuckiness. Shame on you.

BTW, I had a great Oxtail Poutine, with a couple sunny side up eggs on top, for breakfast this morning here on Granville Island in Vancouver. Very scrumptious.
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While I too do like Pat does and pull over to give faster drivers an easy safe way to pass, and also appreciate it when others do it for me when required, but I must once more admonish your practice of ruining a good cup of coffee with yuckiness. Shame on you.

But Jim I said "sans Baileys"

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I must say that I too have noticed drivers in BC and Alberta that speed up upon entering a passing zone.
It seems that many drivers are incapable of taking charge of their own driving, and mostly follow those around them. As a result, they speed up when you pass them, but will also slow down if you slow down, whether is is a short passing lane or an endless multi-lane highway. It's like having the younger sibling that just hangs around being annoying.

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Once I moved from northern BC to southern Alberta I noticed another interesting phenomena, drivers that fly past you on a straight road only to hit the brakes and crawl slowly around a corner then fly again
That actually makes some sense, if the vehicle or driver is at all challenged by the turns. In an area where are are few curves in the road, it is not surprising.
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But Jim I said "sans Baileys"

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Oops, I stand corrected. So great to see you are growing up to be a good coffee drinker.
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