On Dec 28, 2006, at 6:39 PM, True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69) wrote:
The main reason I was so slow was that I drive by the rules I
learned when I hauled moonshine at age 14.
Rule 1: Always be the second fastest vehicle in the
neighborhood. When you are hauling moonshine, you are working with
this lead vehicle who is actually going as fast as you are. They
take a speeding ticket to clear the way for you.
Rule 2: Watch the brake lights up ahead, they will tell you
when there is a cop in the neighborhood.
Rule 3: When approaching where you think a cop is located, be
going a little over the speed limit but let the cop know you are
awake by slowing down to the speed limit when he or she can see you.
This lets them feel they have already had some impact on your
behavior and it gives them a little satisfaction out of just existing
so they don't have to work to feel they have done something. In
reality this is behaving more normal, that is less suspicious, than
actually obeying the speed limit.
Rule 4: Don't make other drivers angry by being too aggressive.
When traffic bunches up ahead of you and the other fast drivers are
getting impatient and aggressive, back off and be patient, let it
open up before following another fast one on through.
The other reason was the little Yaris only has a 1500 cc engine.
It does not have the muscle to keep with the fastest cars on the road.
For some coffee topics. Tomorrow I'm going to play with the Aero-