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Happy Trails published on 112 Comments on Happy Trails
Except for the presence of Pete, this comic is based on an actual trip up a steep hill with my ex. I don’t like doing hills in cars with automatic transmissions because you basically have to stomp the gas down until the gearbox suddenly wakes up and drops you from fifth to third (or so it feels like, anyway). So on this particular hill, which you get onto from a dead stop at the bottom, I hold the RPMs steady and gradually slow on the way up. At the top I’m usually 20 mph below the speed limit. On this particular occasion, when a car (inevitably) blew past me, a similar version of this conversation unfolded. (I didn’t own a hearse, and still don’t, but just you wait. My theory is that police won’t pull you over for speeding.)