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Old 03-28-2007, 12:59 PM   #91
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Where I'm from 80-90 mph in the fast lane IS THE NORM and highway patrol doesn't freak, so long as the traffic's flowing smoothly. If my bike has the performance and stability, I of course open it up sometimes -- bearing in mind other people/traffic.



We don't ride bikes to be safe and boring, we ride them for the adrenaline and freedom -- or at least I do. If that's the case, we should remove ALL motorized vehicles and let people pedal their way around the world in relative safety, or at the very least all drive 125cc bikes... they still get you from point A to B.



It could equally be argued that the auto and moto industries keep making INSANELY powerful and capable machines and most governments don't regulating horsepower/performance, so the onus is equally on them. Until we're banned from owing powerful, uber capable machines, we'll keep pushing 'em... speed limits be damned.
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Old 03-28-2007, 01:11 PM   #92
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Thats' right - Speed Kills.



I Die every day.........



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Old 03-28-2007, 01:14 PM   #93
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We are currently living in the "New Golden-Age of Horsepower", not seen since the late '60s.



Enjoy it while you can - legislation is on the horizon that will effectively emasculate everything with over 100HP, and we'll all be driving around in the equivalent of Ford Fiestas, Geo Metros, and Yugos...........
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Old 03-28-2007, 01:22 PM   #94
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I disagree-- many drivers in San Francisco do hate pedestrians, cab users (Pay already! Move it!), and especially cyclists. I've even been punched in the head by a guy driving a work van while riding in the bike lane as he yelled, "Get off the f---ing road!" Sure, he was pissed off. So are the drivers who hate pedestrians and cab users. But was that anger justified? Nope.
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Old 03-28-2007, 01:25 PM   #95
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Don't break the law, it's bad for the 'sport'!



Uh, thanks, I think I'll do what I want. If I get in trouble you can point at me and laugh. Until then pansy along at whatever speed you want.



And shut up about the "you're going to hurt someone!" crap. Don't even bring it up.
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Old 03-28-2007, 01:25 PM   #96
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One cannot compare religious persecution to motorcycle regulation, or freedom of religion to the freedom to act like a two year old.
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Old 03-28-2007, 01:36 PM   #97
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Sure it was - you were using His road!
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Old 03-28-2007, 01:46 PM   #98
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I'm in Wyoming and the WHP WILL bother you for 78 mph -- as an excuse to check you out as part of their drug interdiction program. They also have the new HemiCharger pursuit cars and are looking for a reason to see how fast they'll go.



In addition, while the roads are fairly empty (except for I-80, a real 18-wheeled nightmare), you do have to look out at dawn and dusk for the deer, antelope, elk, moose and various other critters that wander into the right-of-way . . . FWIW, YMMV, yadda, yadda
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Old 03-28-2007, 02:06 PM   #99
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No, no, I heard one of them Al Qaeda fella's admitted to EVERYTHING!
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Old 03-28-2007, 02:09 PM   #100
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Well, if we are going to discourage people from acting like two year olds then we are going to have to dismiss the Congress.
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