Old Red Jacket Talker

Just an old RCMP dispatcher’s ramblings . . .

What A Slow Drive We headed to Regina this mornin…

What A Slow Drive

We headed to Regina this morning to pick up Julia. The trip is not the most scenic at the best of times and can get down right boring. Today was even worse than normal as of course we were driving a brand new vehicle.

For those of you who have not had the pleasure of a brand new vehicle, the operator’s manual states you should not drive above 90 kmph for the first 800-900 kilometres. Yup you read that right. I got to drive to Regina and back at a top speed of 90 kmph. I did cheat once when we went down the Lumsden hill, but otherwise it was on cruise at 90. Of course everyone whizzed by us, but we just plodded along at 90.

The only nice thing is that the odometer is sitting around 700 kms at present, so only one more trip south and I can then ‘pedal it to the metal’ and get the speedo up to 110 (or so). However, one nice thing about the slower speed is that it appears the gas mileage does improve a bit. Now I’m not sure if that is just the speed I’m going or the newer engine (with new oil, etc). Time will tell on that one.

For now all I can say is “Darn that is one long trip”.


May 4, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 Comments