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Question: What is your average pace while riding alone?
Under the speed limit/bird watching - 1 (0.4%)
Speed limit to 10 mph over - 88 (36.5%)
10-20 mph over - 123 (51%)
20-30 mph over - 23 (9.5%)
Death wish - 6 (2.5%)
Total Voters: 234

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« Reply #20 on: June 27, 2008, 03:36:13 pm »

About 30mph less than Heinee and GTS rider (and 'dats in the corners Smile)
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« Reply #21 on: June 27, 2008, 04:07:53 pm »

I'm pretty much a 70-90mph rider. If the limit is 75 it's not to bad, but may favorite road is 35 Rolleyes So, if I ever get caught it's gonna be bad EEK!
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« Reply #22 on: June 27, 2008, 09:03:14 pm »

10-20 over on the roads I know.

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« Reply #23 on: June 28, 2008, 04:14:37 pm »



Mr.RC45 blows speed limits like bubbles... I'm doing good just staying under the ton...
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« Reply #24 on: June 28, 2008, 11:02:18 pm »




Mr.RC45 blows speed limits like bubbles... I'm doing good just staying under the ton...

 Lol Got that feeling today on the way home.  Some cager drifting into my lane, and I eased into the throttle.  Look down and I'm over...whoops.  And the 650R isn't exactly an all star.  Just minding my own business staying slightly ahead of traffic.  Wink
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« Reply #25 on: June 29, 2008, 09:08:07 am »

I voted 20-30 over, but on the slab I keep it to 20 over.  But this is Mendocino county, we don't have any slab.  Hwy 128, Comptche Rd, Hwy 1 to Legget, etc.  Yep, 20-30 over. Or more...
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« Reply #26 on: June 29, 2008, 09:09:49 am »


But this is Mendocino county, we don't have any slab.  Hwy 128, Comptche Rd, Hwy 1 to Legget, etc.  Yep, 20-30 over. Or more...


Hey, stop bragging about the beautiful place you live.

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« Reply #27 on: June 29, 2008, 11:07:03 am »

I said 10 over. It used to be 10-20, but I've slowed down a little this year, with the new hip and all. Who knows maybe with a little more saddle time, the confidence & the speed will pick up a little...
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« Reply #28 on: July 01, 2008, 04:33:28 pm »

20-30 over, as an average, for the twisties. Sometimes more, sometimes less. Like the others here, I don't speed much on the highways, as that's where the troopers like to hang out.

If I'm on the Blue Ridge Parkway, though, special rules apply. 10-15 over, max. That place is special and deserves a certain amount of respect and deference. God forbid anything takes that road away from us or limits our access to it.
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« Reply #29 on: July 05, 2008, 04:52:35 pm »

I'm usually good for about 5-10 over on the highway, just staying with traffic for the most part.  On the twisty bits, well that goes out the window depending on my mood.  I'm usually good to enter around 15-20 over the signs.  



 I also consider the speed limit to be somewhat optional when passing as I feel it's safer to get the heck out of the other lane sooner rather than later.




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« Reply #30 on: July 07, 2008, 06:56:01 am »

all of the above
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« Reply #31 on: July 07, 2008, 02:34:30 pm »

Maybe I'm just old, but anything above 15 over and the enjoyment leaks out, because I'm too paranoid thinking about the phantom cop around the bend, and I end up riding tense, which is no place to be. This is on country roads. In city/interstate traffic, I follow the golden rule: Go faster than the slowest, but slower than the fastest. Smile  
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« Reply #32 on: July 08, 2008, 10:30:37 am »


Maybe I'm just old, but anything above 15 over and the enjoyment leaks out, because I'm too paranoid thinking about the phantom cop around the bend, and I end up riding tense, which is no place to be. This is on country roads. In city/interstate traffic, I follow the golden rule: Go faster than the slowest, but slower than the fastest. Smile  


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« Reply #33 on: July 10, 2008, 06:02:01 pm »

on the slab, pretty much the 5 over dealio. but in the Hills, back roads,  i'm pretty much a 60-90 kinda guy. and usually at the back of the pack. for numerous reasons...(1) i like to make sure everyone made it thru, (2) if the fast guys wanna go fast, i'm not slowing em down, (3) i can go my pace and enjoy the ride without worrying about the people behind me. i'm kind of a safety conscious person around other people. i don't push it on em, but i like to help em if possible. if they want it.
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« Reply #34 on: July 11, 2008, 12:17:04 pm »


I voted 20-30 over, but on the slab I keep it to 20 over.  But this is Mendocino county, we don't have any slab.  Hwy 128, Comptche Rd, Hwy 1 to Legget, etc.  Yep, 20-30 over. Or more...


Yeah baby, that's what I'm talking about!  Thumbsup

There are many parts of Nevada that allow for safe, LEO-free, elevated speeds. Just how elevated I am not authorized to disclose at this time.  Wink

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« Reply #35 on: July 11, 2008, 12:41:06 pm »

I love to pick a pace about 10mph over the posted and just stick to that speed regardless. It really gets me in the 'zone' and it rarely ends with anyone (including mr. popo) pissed at me.
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« Reply #36 on: July 11, 2008, 05:00:59 pm »


The riding alone versus in groups thread got me wondering how fast you guys really ride. Discounting gas/food stops, traffic problems, delays, etc. When you're out there on the highway or in the twisties, what is generally your pace?



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