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      11-14-2008, 05:16 PM   #22
jlaw
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Originally Posted by PencilGeek View Post
So if you are correct, then the following would be true.

I could accelerate as fast as possible in 1st gear. Coast for two seconds before shifting into second gear. Accelerate as fast as I can in 2nd gear. Coast for FOUR seconds before shifting into third gear. Then accelerate as fast as possible in 3rd gear to achieve the same exact trap speed as if I hadn't coasted for six seconds in between gear shifts.
Uh. No. Coasting for 6 seconds will result in a lower trap speed due to distance traveled and speed bled off while coasting.