GetOffYourGas wrote:SeanNelson wrote:But I guess I'm never really in situations which require coasting for such a long time that using the pedal to control it is a problem. Coasting for a distance means going downhill, and I find that usually either means cruise control or having to slow down for curves pretty frequently.
I think this sums up the difference in our experiences. In the northeast, having long gradual downhill sections is fairly common, especially on highways like I-90.
Still, it wouldn't hurt you if freewheeling was available as an option. You don't have to use it if you don't like it.
On highway/freeway, when on a long flat or slight up- or down- hill, I just set cruise control for a couple miles-per-hour less than whoever is in front of me, and rest my foot.