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Texas opens highway with 85 mph speed limit, fastest in America

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Doomsday101, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. MoClaiborne24

    MoClaiborne24 Member

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    I agree, any speed can kill. 35 or 85.
  2. DallasCowpoke

    DallasCowpoke Fierce Allegiance

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    Hey, if it gets me from S. Austin to the BBQ Promised Land that much faster...me and my belly are ALL IN! :D
  3. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    Take advantage while you can...

    130 starts just North of Georgetown all the way to Seguin, but they aren't clear if the whole thing is free just yet. Sounds like from 290 South but no one knows for sure...

    Texas Autobahn for now...
  4. MoClaiborne24

    MoClaiborne24 Member

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    Hopefully you get to, we'd welcome you here! :gent:

    Are you originally from NJ?
  5. JBond

    JBond Well-Known Member

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    You have received a slap on the wrist from the Cowboys Zone unofficial tracker of such things. :D
  6. rkell87

    rkell87 Well-Known Member

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    cost us $20+ to go through the whole thing twice and it is designed for that speed, going 90 was no problem, lanes are wide, curves are somewhat banked. Headed to SA next week, didn't know it was free, thanks for the heads up.
  7. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    Just until November 10... and only confirmed for South of 290... not sure about the rest...
  8. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    Well good thing the road was "designed" for 85 MPH.

    I'm just waiting until 90 MPH is the speed limit so I can finally hit 88 in my time machine.

    Stupid laws.
  9. ScipioCowboy

    ScipioCowboy More than meets the eye. Staff Member

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    Roads?

    Where you're going, you won't need roads.
  10. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    True, but until my Ronco food processor arrives in the mail I need to get that thing up to 88 MPH.
  11. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    Screw the ronco...go with the Mr. Fusion.
  12. JonJon

    JonJon Injured Reserve

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    I assume some will still push the limits. I usually go 5 over on normal streets and 10 over on highways and interstates. So I guess I would be doing around 95 in that strip of road.
  13. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    btw... there is a huge hog problem in that area...

    Four highspeed wrecks over the past two days involving hogs...

    mmm... bacon...
  14. Rackat

    Rackat Active Member

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  15. a_minimalist

    a_minimalist Active Member

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    Don't feral hogs taste pretty bad? Or worse than regular hog
  16. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    Depends... many feral hogs are formerly domesticated pigs that have escaped or been turned loose... it also depends on their diet...

    When I lived in East Texas a coworker used to round up some of those on his land and we would have cooked pig... delicious...

    There are some that taste bad... and then there is javelinas, which are actually large rodents and you don't eat those... unless you like musky rat...
  17. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    The AutoBahn says Hi :laugh1:
  18. a_minimalist

    a_minimalist Active Member

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    Interesting, I thought most were just feral and never domesticated. Don't they reproduce like crazy?
  19. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    Yes... and again it depends on the stock...

    There is a difference between feral pigs and wild hogs... his particular feral pigs had little hair and were smallish... they had stayed within the feral stock. However, feral pigs mate with wild hogs frequently and then they are a different animal. Wild hogs traditionally have bristly thick hair and a ridge on their back and the tusks you often see, thus razorbacks... or as we called them in East Texas, Pineywood rooters...

    It all depends on the breed and mating habits...
  20. Warick

    Warick Member

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    I'd love to drive these cars. :D

    [youtube]y_0von_5SRk[/youtube]

    Then the ZL-1 Camaro

    [youtube]oaJ3w_fAdoI[/youtube]

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