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Old 11-01-2013, 06:20 PM
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Must be a craze going on out there with cars you always wanted but just couldn't get....

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Old 11-02-2013, 12:51 AM
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Old 11-02-2013, 01:52 PM
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Ahhhhhh yes.... The pitfalls of skinny jeans....
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Old 11-04-2013, 09:41 PM
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got me thinking, and made the post, not sure if I'm alone or if anyone else uses this "tactic"

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I have to deal with 2-3 scenarios in my daily work commute where I will find myself at a light with 2 lanes of adjacent traffic. Within 1/4 mile of the light in question, each road merges into one lane of traffic, creating a near inevitable "who will be the leader" (aka race) scenario. The fact that I drive a Lowered Audi A4 makes every schmuck from the Civic Driving Boy Racer to the Automatic v6 Camry driving Soccer Dad think I want to pull a Brian Earl Spilner. Of course it seems that those same people then take their sweet ass time for the rest of their travel in the passing prohibited roads that follow.

For that reason, when I approach a red light where I will be at the front of the line of cars at a light, I have a tendency to stop with the other person having about a 1/2 car length lead ahead of me (IE my front bumper is parallel to their rear doors or so). I find this makes the other person assume I'm going to take my sweet time off the line so when the light turns green I can actually get a few car lengths ahead of them by the time they realize the light has turned and I was in fact not going to give them the lead and potentially make my commute any more irritating than it already will be. (IE the RACEKOR! driver becomes the "texter", "Sunday Driver", "Let me slam my brakes every 1/2 mile to ensure they still work'er" or the "I wish my Burrito didn't take 2 hands but I'm going to keep driving anyways with my knee" driver)

I've been driving a variant of the same general route since 2004 SOOOOOOO, I gotta keep it interesting and have learned all the nuances of the other people I deal with on a daily basis.

TL;DR: After 8 years of the same commute I passive-aggressively make myself appear that I am giving other drivers the lead but only to reduce their tendency to make a race out of my commute, thus allowing me actually go first and travel without being at the mercy of their idiosyncrasies or lack of focus.
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Old 11-04-2013, 10:05 PM
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got me thinking, and made the post, not sure if I'm alone or if anyone else uses this "tactic"
There is a road/intersection near my house that does this same thing except it goes from 3 to 2 lanes. Sometimes, if I am the lead car in the middle or right lane, I will use this same tactic of not pulling even. I like to see the look of surprise on the Civic driving boy racers, the automatic V6 Camry driving soccer dads, and the lifted truck guys when my little "entry-level" BMW 135i easily pulls away from them.
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Old 11-05-2013, 12:57 AM
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Old 11-07-2013, 01:17 PM
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Old 11-07-2013, 02:59 PM
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Old 11-07-2013, 11:55 PM
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Old 11-08-2013, 06:25 AM
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Old 11-08-2013, 01:22 PM
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Old 11-08-2013, 11:01 PM
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Haha love it.
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Old 11-12-2013, 05:04 PM
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Old 11-18-2013, 05:05 AM
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Old 11-18-2013, 03:38 PM
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That looks like the perfect ratio to me
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