# Driving at 100mph with wind.

#### DaTT

##### Garage Moderator
Moderator
Say you were driving at 100mph in the same direction as a 100mph wind. Your speed and the wind are matched exactly, if you put your hand out the window, does it feel like your aren't moving?

yes

#### amdhunter

##### Lifer
The wind would multiply and your hand will shear off at 10000mph.

#### Newbian

##### Lifer
Only if the car was on a treadmill....

#### DaTT

##### Garage Moderator
Moderator
Only if the car was on a treadmill....

I didn't ask if it would fly...

#### CallMeJoe

##### Diamond Member
Yes, so long as you don't break the wind.

#### DominionSeraph

##### Diamond Member
What is this? Speed being referenced in absolute terms?

But yes.

#### Numenorean

##### Diamond Member
No.

If you were in neutral do you think it would be pushing your car back at 100MPH?

#### Regs

##### Lifer
Is this with or without shrooms ?

#### DaTT

##### Garage Moderator
Moderator
No.

If you were in neutral do you think it would be pushing your car back at 100MPH?

No, because it would be blowing from behind, thus pushing your car forward.

#### silverpig

##### Lifer
Almost. There's bound to be some turbulence effects from the fact that the wind is still going at 100mph with respect to the ground, and then there's the wheels spinning etc.

#### Drako

##### Lifer
Engine would overheat and explode due to lack of air through the radiator.

#### Numenorean

##### Diamond Member
No, because it would be blowing from behind, thus pushing your car forward.

Oh, damn. I read that backwards. Nevermind.

#### randay

##### Lifer
speed and course relative to the same object, yes. think of it this way, you put on some roller skates, jump on a treadmill, tie a rope around your neck and the handles of the treadmill, then suck all the air out of the room. voila, no wind.

#### randay

##### Lifer
Engine would overheat and explode due to lack of air through the radiator.

#### DaTT

##### Garage Moderator
Moderator
speed and course relative to the same object, yes. think of it this way, you put on some roller skates, jump on a treadmill, tie a rope around your neck and the handles of the treadmill, then suck all the air out of the room. voila, no wind.

There would be no wind prior to removing all the air......Oh, I see what you just did. Very clever.

#### DrPizza

##### Administrator Elite Member Goat Whisperer
Engine would overheat and explode due to lack of air through the radiator.

Yep. Happens to me every time I leave the car running in the driveway on a day with no breeze.

#### TecHNooB

##### Diamond Member
the plane doesnt take off

#### Matthiasa

##### Diamond Member
the plane doesnt take off

Eventually that statement had to be correct.

#### DominionSeraph

##### Diamond Member

Yup. 100mph with no wind resistance to overcome wouldn't even tax the engine much.

#### darkswordsman17

##### Lifer
The moment you roll down the window you change the air movement.

#### dank69

##### Lifer
What kind of piece of shit car are you driving that you can't do more than 100mph with a tail wind?

#### randay

##### Lifer
Yep. Happens to me every time I leave the car running in the driveway on a day with no breeze.

if your tires were inflated to sidewall you wouldnt have that problem.

#### DaTT

##### Garage Moderator
Moderator
if your tires were inflated to sidewall you wouldnt have that problem.

I inflate mine to car's specs...not sidewall.