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    I love the look on peoples faces....

    When I am keeping pace with them going 30 mph, it is awesome I hope I can get to the point where I can pace cars going 40 that would be keen.

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    On a downhill, sure.

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    Pace as in on their bumper in a draft? No wonder they are shocked, they are afraid of slowing down and killing you.

    Side by side yes, but what are you doing going 30 on a bike next to a car and not watching the road in front of you?

    40, sure downhill or on the flats in a hurricane.
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    yes. At 30 mph, watch the road, not their faces!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thenomad View Post
    Pace as in on their bumper in a draft? No wonder they are shocked, they are afraid of slowing down and killing you.
    I once got stuck between two buses going 30 , on my fixie my ratio isn't very high

    but 30mph is nothing!!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qs8seaQW41M
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    Helmet?

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    Six posts and already two from the safety nannies. It's getting old guys.

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    It's nice to pass vehicles that are just sitting there idling, but when I do so I'm looking ahead, not at heads.

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    Take some pictures next time while giving them the thumbs up at 30.



    Is that better for the tired-anti-safety-nanny-nannies?
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    There's one spot where I can do 35-40 downhill on my hybrid on the way to work, on a freeway access road. I tell ya, it's kind of cool watching the cars getting off the freeway and tuck in behind me.
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    The last mile of my commute into work is a nice downhill with a 30mph speed limit and it's awesome passing traffic as I usually break 40 most mornings. Too busy watching the road to notice any reaction from drivers though

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    Two safety-nanny posts and already two anti-safety-nanny posts. I'm afraid THAT is what's getting old.
    That's gonna leave a mark.

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    I love the look on their faces when they cut me off at an intersection or a parking lot entrance, and I scream "WT#?!?!?!?...Dumb @$$!!!!"

    They look puzzled, like they're not expecting someone on a bicycle to have road rage.

    And please, no more posts from or about ####ing nannies of any sort, %%%%it!!! :-)

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    Yes, it is fun. I paced an SUV at 50km/h plus last weekend and the look on the passenger's face was priceless. No nannying here...
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    I have a big road on one route choice and cars open it up to 40mph though the speed limit is 25. I beat most of them from light-to-light, though they pass me in between the lights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin666 View Post
    And please, no more posts from or about ####ing nannies of any sort, %%%%it!!! :-)
    Um, you're being a nanny right now, nanny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HardyWeinberg View Post
    I have a big road on one route choice and cars open it up to 40mph though the speed limit is 25. I beat most of them from light-to-light, though they pass me in between the lights.
    When I lived in St John's Newfoundland I used to race the transit bus to the university and would almost invariably beat them. I got chatting with a driver one day when taking the bus and he commented about this guy on a bike wearing a yellow jacket that used to burn by him all the time. I grinned as I told him that it was me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hairnet View Post
    I once got stuck between two buses going 30 , on my fixie my ratio isn't very high

    but 30mph is nothing!!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qs8seaQW41M
    100 kph is nothing. How about 132.5 kph without drafting. Check out the sound at 52sec.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQwpGLCAMm4
    Oh, and Sam's already broken that record this past week.

    And speaking of drafting...the record with motor pacing is 152.5 mph:
    http://www.canosoarus.com/08LSRbicycle/LSR%20Bike01.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by cod.peace View Post
    100 kph is nothing. How about 132.5 kph without drafting. Check out the sound at 52sec.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQwpGLCAMm4
    Oh, and Sam's already broken that record this past week.

    And speaking of drafting...the record with motor pacing is 152.5 mph:
    http://www.canosoarus.com/08LSRbicycle/LSR%20Bike01.htm
    Ok, but those were controlled record breaking attempts. Still crazy though
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    Quote Originally Posted by formerbrit View Post
    Yes, anyone who doesn't follow the nanny state rules should be in prison.
    I wear a helmet while breaking all of the other rules!
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    I have a section of my commute that's a long downhill run where the speed limit is 35. I'll get up to 40 on that run. I like it when the cars come up behind me as I'm starting down the hill, pull left to go around, then pull back in when they realize how fast we're going.

    I sure hope I don't wipe out on that section.

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