Mildly satisfying things you do while driving.

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  1. Maccabee

    Maccabee Well-Known Member

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    In the spirit of Thanksgiving and the fact that everybody is driving everywhere, I think it'll be nice for everybody to post the things they like doing or accomplishing while driving. For me, the things I find satisfying is changing lanes without running over the reflectors in the middle of the road, accelerating from a stoplight or on ramp, and taking on a relatively tight curve without braking.
     
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    I like doing crossword puzzles while driving.
     
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    Crosswords help you concentrate.
     
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    I'd rather not be out there, but semi-trucks get caught in all kinds of stuff.

    For me, the most interesting thing is freezing rain on hilly, curvy roads. I appreciate steering with the gas pedal, playing the banking to keep centered in the lane.

    The downhill parts can get a bit thrilling... Ya gotta (mostly) just let it roll; and have enough momentum built up to get up the next uphill.
     
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    When I'm in the car by myself I am the world's greatest opera singer. I can't be when people are in the car with me too much booing.
     
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    I love hugging the corners... at speed, my car sits quite low on the road
     
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    I try to text to three different people without causing an accident.

    (not really, it's humor....)
     
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    I drive blindfolded with the headlights off on a moonless night on the freeway sometimes.
     
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    Nice. I do that too. I once did it with a Suburban but I felt like I was going to tip over.
     
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    You mean besides swearing at people?
     
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    My latest car has a reverse assist camera and I just can't get used to not physically looking behind when er, reversing.
     
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    Yes.
     
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    Whenever I have a passenger I tell him or her that the reason my car handles so well is because I keep the tires at 75 psi.

    It's a little hyperbole (I think) borrowed from the late, great Hunter S. Thompson's "Fear & Loathing in Vegas"
     
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    Running over bic.........wait this is a public forum. NM.
     
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    Let's just say I like pleasure.
     
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    Twist the throttle a bit more.
     
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    I'm a man in his 50's. It's satisfying to pluck ear and nostril hair when driving.....
     
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    lol I've got a set of tweezers for that, and do my plucking (it's only ever the odd 'straggler' but it's quite satisfying to get a long one though) while vegging out watching the telly. It's one of the few pleasures I have in life.
     
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    Mrs Don is understandably reluctant to allow that and so I need to attend to this kind of thing while alone in the car.

    Of late I've started to go to a Kurdish barber who includes eyebrow trim, ear deforestation and nostril wax in the £6 cost of a haircut - money well spent IMO.
     
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    when i come up on an autonomous vehicle (tesla) i like to 'drift' across the lane and watch it either brake suddenly or swerve into the shoulder/median :D
     
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