Re: Metric Time (was Re: Why not 13 months? (Was La Systeme Metrique))

Lon Stowell (
13 Oct 1995 19:17:29 -0700

In article <45h3ek$> writes:
>Depends on your average speed ;-)
>In Europe, you're likely to be driving an average of around 100 km/h on
>motorways, given reasonable speeds, driving times, roadworks, traffic jams,
>and stops for petrol. This makes converting distances to driving times quite
>easy: divide by 100.

yeah, but our educational system, as sad as it is, teaches our
kids to use a calculator or do more than move decimal points
when teaching the tables.
>Dunno about the US - what do you average, over long distances? 50
>miles per hour?

You really need to get out of your cave more often. Say, drive from
Calif to Colorado and back...about 1350 miles. Average speed in
excess of 70 mph and i was being passed a good deal of the time.
Please don't judge the REAL united states by the northeastern fact, if you guys in Europe will have them, we'll gladly
bust off those states and tow them over.