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Old 07-05-2013, 12:05 PM   #76
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I guess it depends how fast those moving violations are. I preferred to outrun the cops all the time, which worked great until I got lazy and slowed down. When you get a couple of CHP cars chasing you at 135mph they don't tend to be too happy when they finally get you off the bike. I should have been arrested that time, not sure why I wasn't. Fine was pretty big. I didn't have to sell the 954 but the condition was either "lose license" or "lose bike", so I lost the bike and got another after the probationary period was over.
Not in my experience. I never got a second choice when I lost my license. It was lose your license, or lose your license.
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Old 07-05-2013, 12:06 PM   #77
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So your saying you'll do 105 mph in a 35 mph zone? 135 mph in a 45 mph zone?







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Just think if he was riding in West TX where the posted speeds 85 MPH.
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Old 07-05-2013, 03:24 PM   #78
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Just think if he was riding in West TX where the posted speeds 85 MPH.
OK , well , to a point. I think you get the idea. So texas has twisties posted at 85?
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Old 07-05-2013, 05:51 PM   #79
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OK , well , to a point. I think you get the idea. So texas has twisties posted at 85?
Texas has NO twisties.
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Old 07-05-2013, 08:29 PM   #80
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Oh about when i turned 45 . I stopped caring how fast i was going on a my mt bike started to enjoy it for the ride. Then i knew it was safe for me to saddle up again
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Old 07-05-2013, 08:35 PM   #81
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At 55 years old (nearly 56) I still like to think I can either hang with or beat younger guys either on singletrack or fast fireroads,nice curvy pavement.

The older guys are usually the harder ones to pull away from on corners.

But as far as blasting along in a straightline wide open........Ive never been into that much on the street,there's no point to it.
And the tickets involved can shut you down
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Old 07-06-2013, 03:46 AM   #82
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I gave up caring when my commute changed. I guess driving 100+ miles round trip every day, up and down the same road just kind of lulls you into a sense of comfort.

You always know where the cops are because you'll see a wave of taillights and a bright white crown vic in the median.
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I can either hang with or beat younger guys either on singletrack or fast fireroads,nice curvy pavement.

The older guys are usually the harder ones to pull away from on corners.

But as far as blasting along in a straightline wide open........Ive never been into that much on the street,there's no point to it.
And the tickets involved can shut you down
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Old 07-08-2013, 03:16 PM   #84
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I have never been a true speed demon. Even when I had the GSXR or the Triumph Sprint. But, as I age I do find myself getting a bit more nervous during some rides. For example: I was riding one of my favorite roads the other day, after days of rain, and was riding about the speed limit when I noticed a large pile of sand in one of the corners. Had I been traveling much faster I would have been lawn art. I have come around corners and found dogs in the road, deer, dead cars, people just wandering about, etc. While they may have been in the wrong, if I was going too fast I would have paid the price. All of my get-offs have been at low speed without injury.....frustration, irritation, out-and-out bloody anger, but no real injury. I choose to keep it so.

My favorite sentiment is: "ride to ride again". Makes great sense. Public roads are not race tracks. People out there are careless, inconsiderate, and clueless. If you ride WOT you are more at their mercy than the rest of us.

I do not agree that horrible crashes are inevitable, but I do realize that the faster I go the less margin for error. I have had students brag about their speed to me. I always make sure they understand that I am unimpressed. You wanna go fast go to the track, join a race club, etc. Go fast be safe. Don't endanger others just to prove to yourself that you can.
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Old 07-09-2013, 08:50 PM   #85
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I'm afraid I look at it like this, if I get to a speed where I know if I come off I ain't walking away.
I have a choice ,do I slow down and maybe if it goes wrong it won't be to bad. Or say fuck it and go faster....I choose faster.

I don't ride like this all the time but when I am having fun I will push it.
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