Sunday, September 23, 2012

The one where I muse on the state of drivers in Colorado

Since I just spent 6 hours in my car today with hyper dogs in the backseat driving to the Grandbaby's 2nd birthday party, I thought I would share some of my observations on drivers in Colorado.

I have one overriding observation- Colorado drivers think they're NASCAR racers.

It surely has to do with the fact that driving up and down narrow winding roads at 10-15 miles over the speed limit is hellafun.  It really is, I do it whenever I can!

Unfortunately, this translates into racing other drivers and then slowing down when you're past, thereby assuring a long game of "leapfrog" at 80 mph.

Yep, that's exactly what it's like coming out of the Eisenhower Tunnel.

Another issue is the liberal use of brakes, insuring that everyone behind you has to slam on their brakes when the car in front of you freaks out on corners.  Seriously folks, if the state didn't think you could do 65 around a corner, they wouldn't have made the speed limit 65!

Some of us old folks still drive manual "stick" transmission cars.  What does this mean to you?  Weeeelll, it means I can slow down without slamming my brakes, ensuring my safe driving, but noticeably fucking yours up from what I can see in my rear view mirror.  A good reason not to tailgate.  My slowing down may not be accompanied by flashing tail lights and smoking brake pads.

I'm sure there's more, but I'm too tired to remember anymore- I need to unwind from the drive!

Remember, it's just a ride.


  1. Drivers just piss me off most the time. I have serious road rage.

  2. I hear ya. I usually drive 70 on I-25 (which is 55 in most parts) and people zip by me like I'm standing still. Also, I love driving manual cars. It means no one else can drive my cars in my family but me. That's what I like to call insurance!