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Old 02-15-09, 11:46 AM   #1
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So if a motorist avoids an unpleasant drive...

and takes an alternative route... is it because that motorist has "motorist inferiority syndrome?"

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Old 02-15-09, 11:52 AM   #2
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Yes, if they are not running a 4x4 on at least 33's.

In the case that they are, then they are just out muddin'.
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I wonder how many "alternate routes" there are in backwater Bayou, panhandle gulf coast florida????


Genec, I think you've just described most of the drivers in the greater metro LA area.

problem is, the alternate routes there provide little in the way of relief.

Collective mental duress occurs, the population there is maddened due to the influence of automobile use.
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I wonder how many "alternate routes" there are in backwater Bayou, panhandle gulf coast florida????
Not as many as would be thought, at least not without going miles out of the way. But that's what you get when you live in a place where most people don't have a "pave everything; nature must be conquered" mentality.
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and takes an alternative route... is it because that motorist has "motorist inferiority syndrome?"



I always take the alt route in a car.
I wouldnt say 'inferiority' is the motivation, just fear.
People scare me the way they drive

Stuff that might be considered some type of assault even 12 or so years ago
is just SOP requirement for driving today. Im a 'fraidy cat !
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Hi folks,

Oooo maybe that's me . Inferior Motorist eh? Well, guess what, some driving situations are intimidating too. Like Downtown San Francisco last weekend in the rain.

I was taught to drive in the UK, but it took moving to the USA and avoiding the pitfalls of LA driving to really get the hang of safe but expedient journeys. There are definitely parts of that town I would avoid in the car, though I might tackle them on a bike

Another example of choosing an alternative route is if I'm driving the MG. It is a small low convertible sportscar from the 60's, with only lap seatbelts, solid metal dash and a solid steering column aimed directly at your chest. I can drive safely, but I dont trust the others out there. Busy freeway traffic? No thanks Sometimes all you can see around you are truck wheels... In an accident at 65, you'd probably be killed to death.

I love the analogy to cyclist inferiority BTW

I'm reluctant to discuss VC for fear of ridicule - does that mean I suffer from Advocate inferiority complex.

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and takes an alternative route... is it because that motorist has "motorist inferiority syndrome?"

I guess I have a quirk, always have, even when I drove a car. I liked to take alternative routes to avoid boredom.



(The neat thing on a bicycle is that you have so many options, since you're out there having an adventure anyway...)

...having said that, I'm always running close to late in the mornings, so I take the shortest route possible--still an adventure.
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I guess I have a quirk, always have, even when I drove a car. I liked to take alternative routes to avoid boredom.
But everyone is bored - you are simply suffering from boredom inferiority syndrome!

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Oooo maybe that's me . Inferior Motorist eh? Well, guess what, some driving situations are intimidating too. Like Downtown San Francisco last weekend in the rain.

I was taught to drive in the UK, but it took moving to the USA and avoiding the pitfalls of LA driving to really get the hang of safe but expedient journeys. There are definitely parts of that town I would avoid in the car, though I might tackle them on a bike

Another example of choosing an alternative route is if I'm driving the MG. It is a small low convertible sportscar from the 60's, with only lap seatbelts, solid metal dash and a solid steering column aimed directly at your chest. Ed
Yeah, but don't you have 3 windshield wipers?
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I used to drive 5 miles out of my way to avoid a particularly nasty cross-merge. I guess that made me an "inferior motorist".
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Yeah, but don't you have 3 windshield wipers?
Good try, but she's a year early for that particular oddity, which does get me an unsynchronised, straight cut first gear. The previous owner(s) didn't think much of that feature and tried to remove most of the teeth... It was ugly

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I guess I have a quirk, always have, even when I drove a car. I liked to take alternative routes to avoid boredom.



(The neat thing on a bicycle is that you have so many options, since you're out there having an adventure anyway...)

...having said that, I'm always running close to late in the mornings, so I take the shortest route possible--still an adventure
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That's me in a nutshell.

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LBM hit it -- the word is "adventure". Instead of the boredom/aggravation of the same old route, stupid drivers, etc., just take the road less traveled and see what's out there. My last commute route(s) before changing job locations had about 15 different permutations. Present one had about 6-7, so far....
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