I truly don't give a sh*t about what other drivers think. I'm driving my own drive where I am comfortable with my situation. If they don't like it, they can easily go around me and, eff'em. It's not how fast you get there, it's how you get there...i.e. on one piece, safely.You'd never maintain speeds on I80 that way. Even my LS V8 couldn't.
It took 6th for the JT to maintain speed on our hills. You also don't drop down to 58 here like you did there. You'll have traffic so backed up..........and people pissed. You share the road with hundreds of 18 wheelers that struggle on the hills. Slow down below 60 and you have them so close you could jump bumper to bumper.
Anything under 2,000 was in the "lugging" range.
I was pretty happy when mine was running about 2200 RPM or so.