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I often speed and my weight is normal. 60 61.22%
I often speed and I am OVERweight. 28 28.57%
I do NOT often speed and my weight is normal. 8 8.16%
I do NOT often speed and I am OVERweight. 2 2.04%
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Old 07-19-2002, 01:37 PM
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It seems that many people drive at the speed limit...

… I'm not one of those people!

Only for short moments do I have patience to wait behind speed limit obeying motorists. How can so many people stand to drive 55! As my screen name indicates I Can't Drive 55 (CD-55).

Americans are the most overweight people in the world, which may be the cause for all the slow drivers I have been noticing clogging our roadways. For many reasons our metabolism is just a little slower than people of thinner nations. Think of animals with slow metabolism… the Australian koala moves around really slow. Think of animals with high metabolism… the humming bird, it buzzes around with a sugar-high all day. If animals could drive my money says that the humming bird would drive much faster than the koala.


Hypothesis: Metabolic rate is a major factor that determines what speed we drive. More people who are normal weight drive above the speed limit.

Okay, lets take a poll to prove or disprove my hypothesis!

Assumptions: Overweight people have a slower metabolic rate than people who are not overweight.
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Old 07-19-2002, 01:48 PM
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Do you really think that ANYONE here drives the speedlimit?
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Old 07-19-2002, 01:52 PM
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Do you really think that ANYONE here drives the speedlimit?
On my drive home today ~1:30 PM with no traffic issues... It seemed like at least 25% of the people were driving below the speed limit, but I do not know if those people are going to respond to this poll.
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Old 07-19-2002, 02:03 PM
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I could definitely stand to lose 25-30lbs.
I think the slowness of American drivers is primarily due to the complete lack of lane discipline in many areas.

Want some of my pounds, CD-55? You could use 'em. *g*
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[i]Want some of my pounds, CD-55? You could use 'em. *g* [/B]
I gained 5 in the last week and today I noticed my cruise control was set to 60MPH on the toll road... What was a thinking!!! I need to go at least 70 MPH. It must be my extra weight?

BTW, this whole poll is really just in jest.
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Old 07-19-2002, 03:01 PM
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I am underweight and just speed about 5-10mph over the limit... if you can call that speeding. I tend to do exactly the speed limit in the rain though.

The thing that makes me a little reckless is that I don't slow down when making turns. I do look out for pedestrians well in advance when doing that at least.

Although I do notice that when I drink a lot of coffee, I tend to speed... because I need to get to the bathroom fast
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Old 07-19-2002, 03:17 PM
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This is insane. I was thinking the exact same thing a couple of days ago as I was cruising at 160km/h with 3 "partners" in the passing lane. They were all fit, relatively young men and most of the people that we were flying by were a little heavier. It's kinda like when I just ate a big meal and start to get a slight belly, I want to drive nice and slow...

I think you're on to something!
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BTW, this whole poll is really just in jest.

Oh I know. My offer still stand, though.
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I don't know how you'll ever prove a correlation with a web pole... more likely need to sit a street that has one of those courtesy "you speed is" signs. and then note speed and "normal" vs "large"...

Anyway -- to be a little OT. The main street I take home from the office has a speed limit of 55MPH, but for some reason there is about a 2-3 mile gap between signs and almost everybody drives closer to 45... aaarrrrgggghhhh. Oh and it becomes a 2 lane about 1/2 mile towards home with too much traffic to pass.
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Old 07-19-2002, 04:50 PM
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I drove the speed limit when my car (truck, actually: 4Runner) was overweight. Now that it has been slimmed down, it goes a lot faster. The weight of the driver hasn't changed much lately.
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If this theory were true I'd have to drive like a Grandma I've gained 10 lbs. in the past month. I have a challenge to get back down to my wedding day weight by my next anniversary........only 28 lbs, to lose

Time for Atkins, weight watchers or something
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Re: It seems that many people drive at the speed limit...

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Originally posted by CD-55
… I'm not one of those people!

Only for short moments do I have patience to wait behind speed limit obeying motorists. How can so many people stand to drive 55! As my screen name indicates I Can't Drive 55 (CD-55).

Americans are the most overweight people in the world, which may be the cause for all the slow drivers I have been noticing clogging our roadways. For many reasons our metabolism is just a little slower than people of thinner nations. Think of animals with slow metabolism… the Australian koala moves around really slow. Think of animals with high metabolism… the humming bird, it buzzes around with a sugar-high all day. If animals could drive my money says that the humming bird would drive much faster than the koala.


Hypothesis: Metabolic rate is a major factor that determines what speed we drive. More people who are normal weight drive above the speed limit.

Okay, lets take a poll to prove or disprove my hypothesis!

Assumptions: Overweight people have a slower metabolic rate than people who are not overweight.
for the longest time i thought cd-55 had to do something with clk55, but now i know.. I know that u like the clk shape but handling wise u prefer the 330ci. When is ur m3 coming?
I am out of town mostly these days, but when i return to herndon- I shall visit u and ur new friend.

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Old 07-20-2002, 11:26 AM
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nah... it's cd-55 because he weighs about 55lbs. I'm only offering him some weight out of the kindness of my heart.
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Alternative theory

[QUOTE=CD-55

Hypothesis: Metabolic rate is a major factor that determines what speed we drive. More people who are normal weight drive above the speed limit.

QUOTE]

Either that, or fewer people like to admit that they are fat slobs who break the law by speeding.

My speedometer and bathroom scale have reasonable numbers on them if you add them together and divide by 2...

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Speed limit? What speed limit? There was a speed limit back there? whodda thunk?
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