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 say it takes 1 hour or so to get home from work then yeah, we don't want to go anywhere after and sit in traffic again. we want to sit and relax. pump your bike tires up higher.
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Re: Re: POLL: Is normal driving tiring?

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It's not that it's tiring, it's just boring to do normal driving.
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Re: POLL: Is normal driving tiring?

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Carmaster wrote:
I'm asking this question because every time I want to go somewhere, my parents say, "I'm too tired to take you" (I'm too young to drive) even if they got a full 8 hours of sleep. So, is normal (non racing) driving tiring to you? If so, why?


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No. Not at all. our parents might think it's a little tiring because there so used to it, it boring for them and they might get  a little sleepy.
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 say it takes 1 hour or so to get home from work then yeah, we don't want to go anywhere after and sit in traffic again. we want to sit and relax. pump your bike tires up higher.


My parent's jobs are both within 10 minutes of where we live. I think they just don't want to take me anywhere.:smileysad: I can't ride my bike either because I live in a subdivision, so we have to take a non-bike friendly semi-highway to go anywhere. On the other hand, I only have to wait about 2 more years until I can drive. I'll probably get my Mom's 2002 Nissan Sentra GXE. Its QG18DE sounds pretty powerful for only 126 HP.:smileyvery-happy:
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Nah, normal driving isn't too tiring.  The only reason it may be tiring is if you live in like a place where its constantly hard to drive, like narrow two lane roads, or heavy traffic, or heavy snow.  Otherwise, its pretty simple...although i doubt I'd be too enthused to drive someone else around for errands.
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Experiment Jon wrote:
Nah, normal driving isn't too tiring.  The only reason it may be tiring is if you live in like a place where its constantly hard to drive, like narrow two lane roads, or heavy traffic, or heavy snow.  Otherwise, its pretty simple...although i doubt I'd be too enthused to drive someone else around for errands.



All the roads by my house are wide, mostly straight roads. And my Mom drives at 35 mph no matter where we are, even on the highway! The highest RPMs the engine in her car has ever reached is probably 4,000. She drives that slow.
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Yes, believe it or not driving 6-12 hour trips does make you tired.  You have to maintain a high level of concentration.  Being constantly aware of what's around you and where your "out" is, which lane is moving fastest, drafting in a line of cars, and jockeying around trying to get a more comfortable seating postion every 15 minutes, all these things are a big mental drain. 

You sitting in the back seat are bored out of your mind.  But, behind the wheel, staying sharp for extended periods of time, makes you tired.

Add to that heavy doses of caffeine from pop and energy drinks, with no physical release drives you nuts!

Oh, and then add there is not another rest stop for 50 or so miles and all of a sudden YOU GOTTA GO Wii!!!





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Yes, believe it or not driving 6-12 hour trips does make you tired.


He is asking about driving around town, not Trans-American trips.

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davethestalker wrote:
Yes, believe it or not driving 6-12 hour trips does make you tired.


He is asking about driving around town, not Trans-American trips.

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Experiment Jon wrote:
Nah, normal driving isn't too tiring.  The only reason it may be tiring is if you live in like a place where its constantly hard to drive, like narrow two lane roads, or heavy traffic, or heavy snow.  Otherwise, its pretty simple...although i doubt I'd be too enthused to drive someone else around for errands.



All the roads by my house are wide, mostly straight roads. And my Mom drives at 35 mph no matter where we are, even on the highway! The highest RPMs the engine in her car has ever reached is probably 4,000. She drives that slow.


you could be driving 30mph at 7,000 RPM's. RPM's doesn't mean your going slow or fast.
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