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Old 10-21-2011, 08:55 AM
Location: Maine at last
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I'm always driving at 65-70+ heading up north. It seems that after Augusta the traffic really thins out quite a bit so it feels pretty safe. Where the congestion is down south it may not be prudent to drive as fast but most drivers seem to be serious and not on the phone or doing other things to distract themselves. There seems to be a lot of respect for others in Maine which is a good thing. The only problem with the speed is that if you have to stop suddenly or have car problems at a high rate of speed they could find you in Canada.
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Old 10-21-2011, 10:33 AM
Location: Penobscot Bay, the best place in Maine!
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Originally Posted by AustinB View Post
We used to go that fast over the causeway at Deer Isle.
C'mon.. tell the whole truth here. You were going 65 on the causeway while you were ALSO passing another car. Oh, wait... maybe that was me.
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Old 06-14-2013, 12:25 PM
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Default 75 mph speed limit in maine!

Forget about using your cell phone and keep both hands on the wheel! Watch out for those deer and moose! And make sure your tires are good and yo have good brakes - then go 80!

Last edited by Jim Pepper; 06-14-2013 at 12:38 PM.. Reason: To add info
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Old 06-16-2013, 08:35 AM
Location: Maine
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Originally Posted by woxyroxme View Post
The night we were at the nook n cranny and we were out front talking I noticed several vehicles blowing by on the airline even faster, including semis.

Aerodynamic drag increases exponentially with speed, however operating an engine at the peak of the torque curve in top gear will usually result in the best MPG. I get about 30 MPG (highway) in my 1992 dodge caravan doing 67-68 MPH in 5th gear but would have to do 50 in 4th to keep the engine from lugging down. Think RPM per mile.

What was good for a 6000# 1973 caprice with a 400 V8 when Nixon was president might not be so keen for modern vehicles.
A manual shift minivan? Now that is indeed quite a rarity.
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