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Old 08-02-2011, 10:14 PM
RacerXTreme7 RacerXTreme7 is offline
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My Drive home tonight.......

It's a cool and surprisingly non-humid evening as I drive home, the kinda air your engine loves in-hailing as my butt dyno confirms an extra 5~8 hp at the wheels. Windows half down, I'm rowing through the gears in my 2001 BMW Z3 3.0 coupe listening to the blissful song of an inline 6 humming along at 6500 RPM's between shifts. The anti-fun-button depressed (Traction Control OFF), rear end slightly squirmy at each up-shift, on-ramp speeds as if possessed by Lucifer himself. It's driving nirvana as I consume a few miles of tarmac and then.............................................. .........


I GET STUCK BEHIND A F$CKING PRIUS THE REMAINING 15 MINUTES OF MY COMMUTE


~Mike.....

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Old 08-03-2011, 01:55 AM
Skiddish Skiddish is offline
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Happens only on the best of nights. You should hit country roads and then find the old farmers right as they're going home in 10+ year old trucks, sometimes they can be worse than the prius group.
There will be another time, just you wait. lol.
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Old 08-03-2011, 06:50 AM
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That is so my luck!!!!!! i can relate but that was pretty funny. LOL!!!!!!
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Old 08-03-2011, 09:58 AM
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LMAO!

Was running GA Hwy 19 across Blood Mountain a while back and got stuck behind a frickin' Prius with bikes on the back just as we were hitting the switchbacks...



It always seems to happen that way...
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Old 08-03-2011, 01:14 PM
Skiddish Skiddish is offline
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You guys should come to Texas, we pass people here.
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Old 08-03-2011, 04:59 PM
friscomike friscomike is offline
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Howdy,

I routinely get caught behind "white hairs" (I am one so I can talk) all the time on a nine mile drive from the main road to my house. It has two S curves that are a blast at 55 mph. Alas, the white hairs drive 40 mph in the 55 mph zone, and it makes me crazy. There are only a few places to pass, and I usually "let my engine breath" at those points. Horns honk and lights flash, but a guy's gotta enjoy the long drives in Texas.

Thanks for the Prius story, I totally understand.

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mike
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Old 08-03-2011, 05:24 PM
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You guys should come to Texas, we pass people here.
Do people still pull off and drive on the shoulder so you can pass there? It was always that way when I lived there 20 years ago. It was a matter of courtesy, along with the steering wheel wave.
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