Good tip on the sunrise/sunset visual problems, sounds
like a good time to stop for a nap - that helps a lot
too, 30min - 2hrs of napping will do you wonders.
It sure beats dull stuff like working, or watching TV
--- Arthur Emerson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Whitneys <email@example.com> wrote:
> >With some determination, caffeine, and maybe a
> co-driver, you
> >can do most in 2 vac. days, leave after work
> thursday, and try
> >to get in 300-500 miles before crashing for a few
> hrs. Then
> >catch the remaining 800 to 1000 miles on friday.
> Get in late it friday,
> >and do early registration and tech sat. morning.
> As the resident "expert" on driver fatigue, let me
> pass along
> one *major* caution. The first hour or so after
> sunrise and
> the last hour or so before sunset contain a hidden
> especially on north-south roads. What is it???
> Tree shadows!
> Those nice pine trees that the gob'ment planted next
> to many
> interstates to make them look pretty cast rhythmic
> across the highway. You are getting sleepy...very
> next thing you know, you're waking up in a ditch
> surrounded by
> water moccasins. :-( Whenever I'm on a long trip,
> I always
> stop for breakfast in the morning when I notice the
> shadows starting to form. Other sources of road
> are the dotted line and your windshield wipers.
> Make sure
> to make a conscious effort to look away from both
> from time
> to time.
> >This is not necessarily the best method for optimum
> >performance - at the harrisburg pro sat. afternoon
> (left from
> >dallas at about midnite thursday - trying to get
> the new tow
> >vehicle prepped) I was trying to red light, but
> could not react
> >and launch fast enough - even when I thought I was
> >before the last yellow came on :)
> Been there, done that. During the One Lap, I had to
> drive the
> drag races in Memphis after leaving a nice warm bed
> in Las Vegas
> about 35 hours earlier. I've got a stack of .50x
> and .51x
> reaction time slips (.500 is perfect), and yet the
> best that I
> could manage was a 1.68 at Memphis! I was
> the competition with 1.8's! There was just no way
> I could bring myself to leave on the *first*
> yellow..... :-(
> -Arthur ("Drove 2900 miles over a weekend for a
> birthday party
> month" edition.)
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