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View Poll Results: Speed Limits are...
Too fast. 1 0.43%
Just right. 13 5.60%
About 10 miles too slow 147 63.36%
About the speed I shift into 2nd gear... 71 30.60%
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Old 08-02-2012, 10:50 AM   #41
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I Ride: Whatever old bike isn't broken, 1977 XS-400D (broken), 1978 GS1000E, 1960 BSA C15 (missing pieces), 97 ZX600E ( It's a lover not a fighter)
I liked driving I-25 in Denver.. 75 MPH speed limit and a posted 55mph minimum (yes they would ticket you for going to slow)

Most people drive 80-85 mph.. That took some getting used to..

Moving back to WA sucked.. 65 and 70 feels like you are crawling..

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Old 08-02-2012, 10:51 AM   #42
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Would you Please be kind enought to enlighten me as to what age you consider old? l Might also want to consider some folks are unsafe at any age. (a 16 yo with his brand new license)

...AJ
Like everything else, it depends!!!! My father is 87 and more alert and capable than many 57 year olds I know.

BTW you know all those "handicapped" placards and parking spaces? They're a joke too. Every time I've been to Walmart in the last month, I've observed at least one or two people parking in those spaces that have NO problem walking to/from their vehicles (passengers too). Those things need to be much more strictly regulated, and even have a number to call to report bogus users. AND to keep this on topic, I think anybody with one of those should have other driving limitations imposed too -- like maybe not driving on freeways or after dark or something.

Rob

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Old 08-02-2012, 11:20 AM   #43
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Like everything else, it depends!!!! My father is 87 and more alert and capable than many 57 year olds I know.

BTW you know all those "handicapped" placards and parking spaces? They're a joke too. Every time I've been to Walmart in the last month, I've observed at least one or two people parking in those spaces that have NO problem walking to/from their vehicles (passengers too). Those things need to be much more strictly regulated, and even have a number to call to report bogus users. AND to keep this on topic, I think anybody with one of those should have other driving limitations imposed too -- like maybe not driving on freeways or after dark or something.

Rob
Thank You; Guess I still got a few more years...AJ

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Old 08-02-2012, 11:41 PM   #44
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Thank You; Guess I still got a few more years...AJ
They say you're as old as you feel.
This being the case, some mornings I feel like a damn artifact.

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Old 08-03-2012, 10:48 AM   #45
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They say you're as old as you feel.
This being the case, some mornings I feel like a damn artifact.
Wait till you pass 60, but your mind is stuck in your twenties. PS and your body keeps telling you otherwise..AJ
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Old 08-03-2012, 10:57 AM   #46
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Wait till you pass 60, but your mind is stuck in your twenties. PS and your body keeps telling you otherwise..AJ
I'm 44 and stuck in my 20's too, but yeah, my body is trying to tell me something. I'm not sure what because my fingers are stuck in my ears and I'm humming. That and I take lots of Advil.

I keep saying to myself, "I know people in their 70's that are very active and capable snowmobilers. If they can do that, then I can too."

Rob

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Old 08-03-2012, 11:04 AM   #47
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Like everything else, it depends!!!! My father is 87 and more alert and capable than many 57 year olds I know.

BTW you know all those "handicapped" placards and parking spaces? They're a joke too. Every time I've been to Walmart in the last month, I've observed at least one or two people parking in those spaces that have NO problem walking to/from their vehicles (passengers too). Those things need to be much more strictly regulated, and even have a number to call to report bogus users. AND to keep this on topic, I think anybody with one of those should have other driving limitations imposed too -- like maybe not driving on freeways or after dark or something.

Rob
The threshold to get one of those handicap cards is a joke. Anyone who is either old or overweight can get one. It's the same idea for old people that lose depth perception. I don't know how some of them pull it off, but they're able to convince their doctors that they are okay on the road. Yet they stop 34958347 car lengths behind the car in front of them.

These people are viewed more of as a "victim" than a member of society that has to appropriately share our resources.

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Old 08-03-2012, 11:05 AM   #48
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What are "speed limits"?

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Old 08-03-2012, 11:07 AM   #49
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I'm 44 and stuck in my 20's too, but yeah, my body is trying to tell me something. I'm not sure what because my fingers are stuck in my ears and I'm humming. That and I take lots of Advil.

I keep saying to myself, "I know people in their 70's that are very active 'sand capable snowmobilers. If they can do that, then I can too."

Rob
I have always been a "Motor Head" always will be. It's just now I got's to take aspirin before and after a ride...AJ


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Old 09-10-2012, 07:40 PM   #50
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Speed limits are put in place to use less fuel, which can be controlled by the price of said fuel. The other reason is to keep speed limits, in some states at least 10 mph below comfort level to generate ticket revenue, period.

Safety has nothing to do with it, as it has been proven over and over that it is much safer to travel at the same pace with the 85th percentile, which is at least 10 over in Oregon.

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Old 09-10-2012, 08:48 PM   #51
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Speed limits are...
For other people to observe.

After spending 7 of the last 9 months on fish boats I just went for a little ride......,Its good to live out in the sticks...,with a hyperbike!!

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Old 09-10-2012, 09:04 PM   #52
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Anything over 50 mph just wastes gas.

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