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Retread
06-07-2012, 11:59 PM
A stretch of Texas highway (http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/texas-highway-first-allow-85-mph-speed-limit-154924311.html) may soon be the first road in the country to have a posted 85 mph speed limit.

I may have to visit Austin just to run this road down to SA. for some Tex-mex.



Eighty-five mph would be the second-highest posted speed limit in the world, according to the European auto rental firm Rhino Car Hire, Reuters reported. Some roads in Poland reportedly allow speeds of about 86 mph.

Texas hopes the faster toll road will help relieve one of the country's most congested interstates, between Austin and San Antonio.

"It's in a straight, flat area," TxDOT spokesman Mark Cross told Yahoo. "Safety is a priority. We want to make sure people understand that."

AmPat
06-08-2012, 03:15 PM
A stretch of Texas highway (http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/texas-highway-first-allow-85-mph-speed-limit-154924311.html) may soon be the first road in the country to have a posted 85 mph speed limit.

I may have to visit Austin just to run this road down to SA. for some Tex-mex.
It isn't the speed that is dangerous, it's the loose nuts behind the wheel.

Retread
06-08-2012, 04:41 PM
It isn't the speed that is dangerous, it's the loose nuts behind the wheel.

The short between the seat cushion and the key switch....

Rockntractor
06-08-2012, 04:47 PM
I'm not in any hurry to get anywhere anymore.

Starbuck
06-08-2012, 05:04 PM
I'm not in any hurry to get anywhere anymore.

Maybe what you need in a nice Friday afternoon on I-35 in Austin.:smile-new:

Retread
06-08-2012, 06:24 PM
Maybe what you need in a nice Friday afternoon on I-35 in Austin.:smile-new:

best not to be in any hurry fer sur.

Articulate_Ape
06-08-2012, 06:59 PM
I'm not in any hurry to get anywhere anymore.

Except maybe the tire store.

Chuck58
06-08-2012, 07:57 PM
Once upon a time, when I was young and had my Hemi Roadrunner.

Now, we're happy to just set the cruise at a bit over 70. That's good enough.

fettpett
06-08-2012, 09:31 PM
Straight and flat? sounds like a perfect opportunity for a case of


HIGHWAY HYPNOSIS!!!!

AmPat
06-09-2012, 11:17 AM
Once upon a time, when I was young and had my Hemi Roadrunner.

Now, we're happy to just set the cruise at a bit over 70. That's good enough.


best not to be in any hurry fer sur.


I'm not in any hurry to get anywhere anymore.

I was thinking the other day I want a bumper sticker that says:
I'm not tired, I'm RETIRED-
So Go Around!

Rockntractor
06-09-2012, 11:44 AM
I was thinking the other day I want a bumper sticker that says:
I'm not tired, I'm RETIRED-
So Go Around!

Once you get there you just have to do something so unless you have to go to the bathroom what's the hurry anyway?

AmPat
06-09-2012, 12:26 PM
Once you get there you just have to do something so unless you have to go to the bathroom what's the hurry anyway?

For long trips, one can opt for Depends. No worry, no hurry.

Gina
06-09-2012, 03:10 PM
Once you get there you just have to do something so unless you have to go to the bathroom what's the hurry anyway?

As I get older, my life's motto has become: Boring is good.

Rockntractor
06-09-2012, 03:16 PM
For long trips, one can opt for Depends. No worry, no hurry.

It also makes for a softer ride!

Starbuck
06-09-2012, 03:24 PM
As I get older, my life's motto has become: Boring is good.

We're retired. And while we are not bored, evidently we are carrying the boredom virus. Everyone around us seems to get it.:smile-new:

Retread
06-09-2012, 04:46 PM
It's a long, straight road - Where did the fork in the road occur?

:evil-grin:

Rockntractor
06-09-2012, 05:08 PM
It's a long, straight road - Where did the fork in the road occur?

:evil-grin:

I think we took an exit a ways back.http://www.smiley-lol.com/smiley/asile/debi.gif

RobJohnson
06-14-2012, 01:27 AM
I'm not in any hurry to get anywhere anymore.

It's hard to post on CU and drive 85 MPH on top of texting...

Retread
06-14-2012, 05:09 PM
It's hard to post on CU and drive 85 MPH on top of texting...

Multi-task man! Multi-task.....

AmPat
06-15-2012, 11:33 AM
This needs to be in my garage between grocery trips at 140 MPH!!!
http://i47.tinypic.com/2rx6yw9.jpg