18 November 2010
Patrick and Michael on the Autobahn
Rob Fisher

Incoming text message from Michael Jennings, who is currently in Germany with Patrick Crozier: “Patrick is driving at 120mph. Freedom!?” Replied me: “I’m sure Patrick knows what he is doing. You will most likely be ok.” Replied Michael: “Patrick responded with a sinister laugh.” Then later: “Europe is full of stupid bloody windmills.”

Indeed. The same thing that causes those windmills might also cause Patrick to slow down, sooner or later. German watermelons want to slow people down to reduce CO2 emissions.

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  1. Ah, but 120mph < 155mph, a speed to which very many cars are limited, in order to benefit from German tax breaks.

    Driving at 160mph+ (in circumstances where the driver considers it not imprudent to do so, of course), without being worried about imminent arrest - *that’s* freedom grin

    Posted by Dave Walker on  18 November 2010 at 07:51 pm

  2. It’s not just Germany.  They’re trying the same crap in Finland:

    <http://www.hs.fi/english/article/1135260469137>

    Posted by Ted S. on  18 November 2010 at 10:04 pm

  3. Yes, I would have liked to have gone a bit faster but at that speed it was getting a bit alarming (vibrations rather than the feeling that I was about to take off).

    Posted by Patrick Crozier on  23 November 2010 at 08:48 pm

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