Quote: Originally Posted by osholt
An average of 75MPH, slow? You don't appreciate your speed limits (or lack of) very much!
Here in Britain it's 70MPH with speed cameras every mile or so, how do you think we feel?
Count your blessings.
The distance between our two homes is 511 kilometers, from garage to garage (318 miles). I need normally about 3 hours 40 minutes, having one 20 to 30 minute stop halfway through, to have coffee and cigarette or two and fill the tank. When planning the trip, I never calculate more than four hours to that trip, so yes, today was slow.
It helps that this trip is mostly without speed limits, and even when there's a limit (about one fourth), it's 130 kmph (80 mph).
For those who love to drive, German Autobahn (motorway, highway) network is something worth to test. Although they have more and more speed limits, there's still enough Autobahn without limits. It's a wonderful feeling to accelerate to 220 kmph, about 135 mph, set the cruise control and enjoy.
My wife loves to drive maybe even more than I. The record of our family is 3 hours 15 minutes, driven by my dear Angie. It was a night between Saturday and Sunday, August last year, no traffic, and only a 4 to 5 minute break to fill the tank. Not counting the break, it makes an average speed of 160 kmph (100 mph).
We have a bet: if I don't break her record before 31st of August this year, she chooses the next cruise and I'll pay. If I break it, I'll choose and she pays.