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Old 08-05-2012, 03:27 PM   #1
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OMG... I am "That Guy"

This week my wife and I are on our 1st major camping trip with our 27BH. A couple hours from our destination I comment to my wife that the traffic is fairly heavy (long weekend here in Canada) then it dawns on me - There is a lot more traffic behind me than in front of me. I keep right in all the passing lanes, maintain speed limts etc and then it dawns on me. I am "That Guy" way upfront with an RV holding everyone back. I am 50, I AM TOO YOUNG to be THAT GUY!!!! My wife howled at me....
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Hahaha... Welcome to the club.
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Old 08-05-2012, 05:19 PM   #3
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Old 08-05-2012, 05:23 PM   #4
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It's funny that as we age, we become the people we once complained about. I noticed that as I aged (I'm 55), I drive slower and allow much more stopping distance than when I was younger. My brake lining last much longer lately. When I tow, I take my time. It's more difficult to stop or change lanes with the TT, and a wise man ( or woman) realizes that fact.
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I got a little lost getting to the campground the other day. I was on all these narrow twisting back roads with tons of mailbox targets for my trailer if I got to close to the side of the road. At one point I looked in the mirror and I had 6 or 7 cars behind me. I thought for sure one guy would pass me, but everyone stayed in line until I finally got to a main road, and after that they all took off and left me in the dust.
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Try being "that guy" at only 34 when you're usually the guy in the patrol car catching speeders! It's an interesting adjustment between to emergency responses to right lane slow-poke. lol
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I know how you feel. On the other hand, there are ever so many "younger" guys pulling huge RV's with diesel pickups. These guys must feel it necessary to show how fast they can go. I see them often, traveling at speeds well above the posted limit. I had a big honker, jacked up diesel pickup pass me yesterday, pulling a boat about the size of the Queen Mary, going at least 140 kph.

I remarked to my wife the other day that I used to see some old guy with an older car that looked like new, and I would say, "The old guy probably took the car downtown to fill with gas, wash it, then put it back in the garage". Guess what? I have a beautiful red 1995 Mercury Gran Marquis, and that's what I'll often do with it!!:lizard:
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This week my wife and I are on our 1st major camping trip with our 27BH. A couple hours from our destination I comment to my wife that the traffic is fairly heavy (long weekend here in Canada) then it dawns on me - There is a lot more traffic behind me than in front of me. I keep right in all the passing lanes, maintain speed limts etc and then it dawns on me. I am "That Guy" way upfront with an RV holding everyone back. I am 50, I AM TOO YOUNG to be THAT GUY!!!! My wife howled at me....
Lol...that is too funny.....I was thinking the same thing today when I was scoping for a campsite....although I have a hemi in my truck....and I am....Ahem...over 50.....I punched it once last time out la couple weekends ago to keep up with traffic with the trailer hooked up....My truck took off and my gas guage took off the other way......I don't want to burn up all our kid's inheritance....lol
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You have to fight it. Every so often due something wild and crazy.

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