Saturday, November 17, 2007

I Can't Drive 55

It has recently come to light that Alex Roy, rally driver extraordinaire, broke the Cannonball Run record of 32 hours and 7 minutes set in 1983. His time? 31 hours and 4 minutes. While that is pretty cool, the guys in 1983 were racing and he just drove it on his own. I just don't see how he can make a cool documentary like the racing guys. And I really want to see the racing guys movie. But maybe the whole downplaying of Alex Roy's trip is the jealousy talking.

Ever since I saw Cannonball Run at age... well, I was nowhere near being old enough to drive. I saw past the slapstick comedy to the excitement of racing across the country and I totally wanted to do it. Even at that certain unnamed age. I have no problem with an average speed of 95 mph and am quite willing to go much faster. And if you are wondering, I have not had that many speeding tickets. I got one two years ago and I was hardly speeding. Is it really that bad going 78 mph in a 70 mph zone? But a word of friendly advice -- take defensive driving online because you barely have to pay attention to pass with flying colors and the music videos about driving are hysterical. Before that unfortunate ticket, my last ticket was in 1995. Considering my lead foot and much driving around Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma that isn't so bad.


2 comments:

huckdoll said...

Girls that drive fast (well) are dope.

I had to give it up when I had my precious cargo. Now I'm a paranoid driver and passenger...the whole grab the roof, press the fake break kinda passenger...

pineapple said...

I am an excellent driver, but a lousy passenger. I have to hold on to something so I don't freak out.