Thread: Gas Mileage
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Old 03-10-2008, 09:19 AM
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Default Re: Gas Mileage

I ride in traffic some of the time, even if it is just fun rides, trying to get used to cars passing me. Actually I think that with a little planning you can stay out of the worst of it. Most every road that is heavily traveled inside a town has a street running the same direction that isn't. You have to make good plans to stay away from the worst of it. You probably would need to vary your schedule some. Go to work a little earlier and find a restaurant that had good coffee to wait till the doors opened maybe.

It takes a different mind set for me to ride in traffic. Wait till there are no cars in either direction before joining the flow of traffic. I think cars need a good distance to figure out what we are. Some never do of course.

I mostly get people pulling out of intersection in front of me. They don't realize how fast I am traveling, and that isn't fast at all.
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