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Old 05-12-2010, 01:18 AM
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I know some of you ride, but I absolutely hate sharing the road with bikes in general.
Inconsiderate and/or dangerous road users aren't choosey in their choice of machine, be it a bike, car, SUV, truck or whatever.
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Old 05-12-2010, 09:02 AM
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Inconsiderate and/or dangerous road users aren't choosey in their choice of machine, be it a bike, car, SUV, truck or whatever.
Agreed, but there are many less bikes on the road than cars or trucks, yet the percentage of those riders that seem to annoy me personally is much higher compared to other vehicles. That is why I dislike being around them in traffic in general.

I really don't know why anyone would want to ride a bike in Atlanta Monday through Friday anyway. It is consistently ranked in the top 5 cities with the worst traffic in the U.S.
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Old 05-12-2010, 12:12 PM
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Anyone identify the streets he was on? I'll say this, that lunatic has some serious balls.
Brass balls indeed...hard to make out which street. At those speeds the smart thing to do is hit Monticello raceway, Oakland Valley or the plethora of other courses in the area.

I love riding my bikes (however spirited) but have way too much to live for. Besides, most drivers don't even know how to share the road with bikes...moreso a bike at such speeds on public roads
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Old 05-12-2010, 03:24 PM
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At 192, American drivers would never even see you until you were way past. On the Autobahn you are constantly checking your mirrors for someone smoking up behind you, even at 200+kph. After a 195mph sprint north of Munich, I think it was crazy and felt safe at the same time. Not here, no way.

That guy went a LONG distance at top speed.
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At 192, American drivers would never even see you ...That guy went a LONG distance at top speed.
That was also my point in my first post: interesting, if scary to see, but
a nine minute run at high triple digits on a Long Island road, at night, is
serious crap. He was lucky and good, and he and all around him were fortunate, imo.
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Old 05-12-2010, 08:29 PM
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Agreed, but there are many less bikes on the road than cars or trucks, yet the percentage of those riders that seem to annoy me personally is much higher compared to other vehicles. That is why I dislike being around them in traffic in general.
So you wouldn't be planning a driving holiday in Rome any time soon?
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Old 05-12-2010, 10:35 PM
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Amazing. I wish my X would go that fast.
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Cool vid, watched it all. I have no issues with driving at these speeds, particularly on a bike. BUT! It is incredibly irresponsible and downright ignorant to pass vehicles on the right in excess of 150 mph as he did several times. It is only a function of time before this is dead.
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Old 05-17-2010, 04:41 AM
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Cool vid, watched it all. I have no issues with driving at these speeds, particularly on a bike. BUT! It is incredibly irresponsible and downright ignorant to pass vehicles on the right in excess of 150 mph as he did several times. It is only a function of time before this is dead.
This bloke is a lot of things, not the least a potential killer and, if not, a completely irresponsible idiot but for all that the least of his sins is being a w**ker.
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