Yesterday I came close to winning the " Who's the biggest dumbass on the road today award ". I was driving home from the big city on a four lane highway. I was in the right lane and had just entered a 45 mph zone about to enter a small town. About 500 yards ahead the speed limit drops to 35 and traffic merges to the left. I'm doing about 49 and am overtaking a car in the left lane. Without thinking, I just assume I'll overtake the car and merge well before we get to the neccesary spot. As I come along side the car, I realize I'm not passing him, he sped up to keep me from doing that. Without thought, I gas my truck to pass, and he, of course speeds up. Pretty soon we're both doing 60 in a 45 about to turn 35 and merge to the left. I realize I've entered the stupid zone and let up on the gas. He turned off in town, but I'm ashamed to admit, if he got out on the open road past town doing 55, I was planning to pass him whatever it took, which is also stupid. Does any one have any wisdom to impart, other than to tell me I am stupid (which I am).