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I ride or drive like I have my 80 year old grandmother with me. 10 11.63%
Well, if nobody is looking... 10 11.63%
Nobody calls me a slowpoke. 23 26.74%
Wide open spaces or a stretch of good curves bring out my inner hooligan. 43 50.00%
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Old 02-25-2014, 03:48 PM   #41
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Re: To speed or not to speed...

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I try to ride in the gap. That means riding a little faster or slower depending on where the cages are grouped up at.
Pretty much this for me. I like to try and find that clear little patch of road whenever I can. You learn how to read what people are going to do after a while. I make proactive moves to avoid idiot cages that don't know what they want to do or are driving irratically. I stay out of blind spots. Having a bike with good roll-on power helps a great deal with this. In other words, I would rather power out of potential danger than hang back and let it come to me.

And when I encounter that rare occasion when I am faced with a clear stretch of twisties, the fangs do come out a bit and I enjoy myself. So really, it's a situational kind of thang!
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Old 02-25-2014, 04:14 PM   #42
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Re: To speed or not to speed...

do they make patches like this?



most suitable for PATIENCE'S speed down the highway

the only place we could exceed the post speed limit would be in a:

SCHOOL ZONE

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Old 02-25-2014, 04:17 PM   #43
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I like to ride a little faster than the surrounding traffic. I commute 120 miles a day to and from Dallas. Half back roads and half highway. My own personal therapy time.

I think that there is a general lack of concern for fellow motorists in play. I leave the house at 0430 each work day. I see many of the same vehicles each day. There is always at least two and sometimes more, that park in the left lane and will not move no matter what. No traffic anywhere, left lane. Cars passing on the right with a line behind them, left lane. It is dark, and one can easily see a well lit vehicle approaching at a faster rate of speed. Who cares? Not them.

I have even had some turn on there brights after I pass just to express their displeasure with my passing them. It takes a lot of will power not to slow down and interact with these fine folks. I have even considered mounting a spot on the rear of my bike to return the favor. "Here some more light for you", ha ha.

I have to remind myself that I am not law enforcement and that I need to just let it go. I now just assume that these people are idiots and know no better. It helps a little....

I agree that more enforcement of these type of behaviors would go a long way to easing traffic congestion and frustration. end rant
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Old 02-25-2014, 04:19 PM   #44
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do they make patches like this?



most suitable for PATIENCE'S speed down the highway

the only place we could exceed the post speed limit would be in a:

SCHOOL ZONE

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She surely not in a big hurry to get any where. Is the carb squared away? I think Chili likes the easy pace. KP
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Old 02-25-2014, 05:38 PM   #45
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She surely not in a big hurry to get any where. Is the carb squared away? I think Chili likes the easy pace. KP
the fix we did on the side of the road is GOOD

seems like that is an issue w/ these carbs, just need to be more watchful

& YES, chili does enjoy the pace

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Old 02-26-2014, 08:14 PM   #46
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You have to generate speed, otherwise the motorcycle will be standing still.



If you mean travel at a higher speed relative to other vehicles, I saw yes within reason. Taking into consideration the given riding environment and when it is relatively safe to do so, go for it on open wide road. In cities and or near congestion the speed should be based on general conditions. It is hard to have either/or answer.

Remember it takes around 750 bolts to assemble some motorcycles, and one nut to scatter it all over the road.

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Old 02-26-2014, 08:39 PM   #47
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I drive under the speed limit, I am a MSF coach trainy and school bus driver. Safety is my middle name!





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Old 02-26-2014, 10:16 PM   #48
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I'm very seldom below the speed limit and I did pay my last ticket 7 plus years ago. Yes, that sidecar rig will see triple digits quickly if I forget it has 5 gears.
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WOW! As a motorcycle rider and near daily commuter I was beyond disappointed when behind a group of riders this past weekend on 620. They rode the left lane refusing to let anyone pass, and when a driver would attempt a pass to the right, the lone trike in the group would speed up and block them. For miles I was stuck behind them. The last rider in the stack appeared to brake-check me, but I decided that if he wanted to play that game he was putting his life at risk and not mine, as I was in my 4-wheeled beast. I tried hard not to tailgate, but they would purposely speed up and slow down.

With their club patches on and their USMC service patches, I was unsure if it was a military specific group, but I sure saw them as a bunch of sissies. Had I been on my bike it would not have been as frustrating, because I would have passed in the smallest of spaces. They did not come across as cool or tough; just seemed like a bunch of wannabes afraid to ride the speed limit in the dark. Seems riding the left lane is all the rage these days, as I'm seeing it every single day, even on the shortest of commutes.
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Old 03-15-2016, 11:29 PM   #50
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Re: To speed or not to speed...

It's bad enough when a group of riders is going slow and creating a traffic jam, but intentionally blocking someone trying to make a legal pass? I would be a very uncourteous driver at that point.
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Old 03-16-2016, 12:31 AM   #51
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WOW! As a motorcycle rider and near daily commuter I was beyond disappointed when behind a group of riders this past weekend on 620. They rode the left lane refusing to let anyone pass, and when a driver would attempt a pass to the right, the lone trike in the group would speed up and block them. For miles I was stuck behind them. The last rider in the stack appeared to brake-check me, but I decided that if he wanted to play that game he was putting his life at risk and not mine, as I was in my 4-wheeled beast. I tried hard not to tailgate, but they would purposely speed up and slow down.

With their club patches on and their USMC service patches, I was unsure if it was a military specific group, but I sure saw them as a bunch of sissies. Had I been on my bike it would not have been as frustrating, because I would have passed in the smallest of spaces. They did not come across as cool or tough; just seemed like a bunch of wannabes afraid to ride the speed limit in the dark. Seems riding the left lane is all the rage these days, as I'm seeing it every single day, even on the shortest of commutes.
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Old 03-16-2016, 05:41 PM   #52
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