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Confessions of a Speed Addict

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by lorih, Sep 26, 2014.

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  1. lorih

    lorih Member

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    OK, so a few years back, when I was still driving I was the person that many of you hate. I drove a hybrid car in the right hand lane with cruise control set at 55 because "air turbulence is non-linear above 60MPH, and I was trying to burn the least fossil fuel and 'limit' my carbon footprint".

    Now, with Tesla I am a speed junkie! As many of you know, I'm only a passenger these days, but I just wanted to document my evolution (all Model S):

    July 2013: Top speed 104MPH with Metafor driving back from LA Tour d'Tesla to Silicon Valley on I5
    August 2014: Top speed 107MPH with Brianman driving (...in traffic on a freeway. I am legally obligated not to disclose location)
    September 6 2014: Top speed 111MPH on the track with driving instructor at Pacific Raceways Silent Thunder driving borrowed Model S
    September 6 2014: Top speed 118MPH with Brianman at Pacific Raceways Silent Thunder EV Drag Race


    Anyone care to challenge Brianman? I have my own racing helmet now.
     
  2. CatB

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    Um, I just want to hitch a ride :)
     
  3. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    I'll need a bit more vacation to make it to Maryland.
     
  4. Raffy.Roma

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    Hi Brianman, how are you? I mean I consider you as a friend but if you drive like this (118 MPH :scared:) I will never ask you a passage. It wouldn't be a safe passage IMO. :scared:
     
  5. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    118mph on a drag strip (after the 1/4 mile line) isn't saying much.

    Now 123mph in Utah OMW back from four corners, that's something else. ;)
     
  6. Raffy.Roma

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    LOL! :biggrin:
     
  7. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

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    I am not into speed, but like rapid acceleration. Tesla has you covered there!
     
  8. CatB

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    No worries, I can wait til TMC Connect 2015 :biggrin:
     
  9. lorih

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    If you go to refuel you can borrow my helmet for one lap with Brianman. I get him for the rest

    :)
     
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    Lori. I knew I liked you from the moment I met you at silent thunder!!

    I challenge brianman. 133 on a local highway It was early in the day no one should worry. No traffic was on the road yet.
     
  11. lorih

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    133! Car is rated to 130. No pampering your baby, huh? Life is for living. Drive fast, drive safe, and have fun.
     
  12. Alysashley79

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    #12 Alysashley79, Oct 8, 2014
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    She gets pampered plenty! I had to make sure she could actually get to 130... But she kept going..131....132...133...and then I back her off and came back into this dimension.
     
  13. yobigd20

    yobigd20 Well-Known Member

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    I've beat all your speeds on the New Jersey Turnpike.
     
  14. lorih

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    OK, so first one to get a Model D will beat everyone here, and definitely has to give me a ride.
     
  15. Alysashley79

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    ok...what was your top speed....in the MS?.... ICE doesn't count.

    And im with Lori...I'm itching for a ride in a PD...maybe even my own....
     
  16. Denarius

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    Is funny how the acceleration of the Model S reduced my need to hit high top speeds. The first thing I used to do with a new car (after the appropriate break in perod) was to max out the top speed. After over a year of ownership I've never maxed out my Model S, I have however come fairly close.
     

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