A Good Parade To Skip

I was on a tough two-day run from Michigan to Colorado.  Yeah, I was feeling that old urge to get there and get it done.   Driving across I-94 toward Chicago, V1 Gen2 chirped a Ka-band wake-up just as a pack of three SUVs rushed by me at the speed limit plus twenty or so.  I … continued


So That’s What It Does

I had been using V1 Gen1 for decades and finally decided to update to V1 Gen2.  All these years my wife thought my detectors were wastes of money. But that was then.  On our way to dinner one evening, we were driving on I-59 South towards Slidell, Louisiana.  Approximately two miles short of Pearl River, … continued


Undefeated Season

I was driving back home to Boston after a weekend with friends watching March Madness games down in DC, V1 Gen2 on duty, of course. It was late and black dark when I hit I-95 in Rhode Island. Traffic was sparse and I was cruising easy.  Then V1 spoke up.  I couldn’t make out anything … continued


Is Schadenfreude Always Wrong?

Heading from San Francisco to Tahoe on U.S. Route 50, I kept getting passed by a 4Runner on the flat stretches, only to have him slow so much up the hills it was like he was trying to back into me. What followed was a tedious cycle, him passing, then me passing, then him again, … continued


One More Believer Added To the List

I was headed North on I-85 from Charlotte about midnight. One of my passengers stated that any speed in excess of 80mph in the state of North Carolina was an automatic driver-license suspension. “You put a lot of faith in that little box on your windshield, don’t you” he said. About a mile ahead, a … continued


Sometimes What’s Behind Is In Your Future

Just this week I was traveling from Albany to Binghamton, NY, on I-88, the cruise control set at only my confessor will know.  There were a few vehicles to my rear, half-mile to a mile back.  I started getting chirps–bogey behind!  I kept watching but nothing was gaining on me.  The chirping continued, however, just … continued


Intimacy on the Interstate

Day before Thanksgiving, I head off to Las Vegas from Los Angeles, through the desert on I-15.  My V1 Gen2 (a.k.a. known as The Precious) routinely gives me insanely long-range detection in the flat desert terrain, sometimes up to seven miles away. As I start the downhill approach to Stateline, the border town between Nevada … continued


Midnight Revenuers in Oblivion, NV

We were northbound out of Las Vegas on I-15 heading toward St. George, Utah, when traffic just stopped.  After a couple of frustrating hours, we abandoned the Interstate to improvise a route through nighttime desert.   After another two hours through nowhere at speeds ranging from 50 to 75 mph, we came into the little town … continued


Waze or A Radar Detector, You Decide

There are quite a few who believe all you need is Waze.  But Waze won’t protect you from a patroller with moving radar! For example, I was driving along the I-95 Corridor in the Northeast earlier today.  My Valentine 1 Gen2 started giving Ka warnings from the rear.  A minute later, a car passed me … continued


Blue Sky, Chance of Radar

I was on Washington 522 in a fast red car, pushing it a little, yeah, but nothing that would arouse the posse.    V1 beeped and I got wary, moved to the right lane and set the cruise at 55.  All the vehicles I had overtaken began streaming by me in the left lane.  Ahead, … continued


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