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    50+ reflexes...

    Got this in an email today. It's actually worthwhile to know! I thought I was wicked fast, but I'm just fair to middlin.

    Getting old, are we? Reflexes slowing down?
    As I remember, the automobile driving manual
    says the average driver's reaction time is:

    .75 seconds -or- 1 car length for every 10 mph...

    Test your reaction time with this special test.
    Click here:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbo...n_version5.swf

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    Driving the interstate each morning probably helps keep my reflexes fast.

    I was a "Rocketing Rabbit" with an average response of 0.1136 seconds. Those poor sheep didn't stand a chance
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    I averaged around .3 seconds.

    I'd like to know what it would have been maybe 20 years ago. My son played on a pretty good 14 year old indoor soccer team. I played goal keeper in a father/son game. Naturally we got skunked. However, I was able to stop a penalty kick so I was happy with my performance.

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    .301 would make you a fantastic professional drag racer (.3 seconds from yellow to green on the tree)

    Of corse, thats reaction time from the yellow to when your front wheel has moved about 8 inches.

    But then, all you have to look at is one yellow light that will come on relatively quickly after both cars are staged.

    Then, you are sitting in a bomb, can't see, 100 people are banging on your helmet with baseball bats and you are getting ready to outperform a catapult launch off a carrier.


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    .2278 with a best of .180. I'm getting older - watch out when you cut me off on the expressway.
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    I'm a "Bobbing Bobcat" -- .2622 sec.

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    No wonder I hit that car in 2006. .252 to .436, an Ambling Armadillo. As to the accident, when I was aware car pulled in front of me, all I could do is lift foot from gas, no brake. My mind, in Ambling Armadillo fashion, concluded there was no time to avoid hitting, so I hit. Needed a new car anyway.
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    .1888, after figuring out I needed to pay more attention....
    It's all downhill from here. Except the parts that are uphill.

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    I got a 0.1646 and a 0.1898. Still fast, but slower than I used to be.

    I once took part in a reflex timing exercise where I scored at the 99.9 percentile, that was about 10 years ago.
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    The perils of getting old: The former funny car driver is now a sluggish snail and I red lighted twice.

    I did however find a secret to the test. Mask off the standing sheep. Adjust the mouse for the fastest hand position and slam it on percieved motion.

    Thats more like it.

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    We used to play a game at work where we would hold a penny in front of us with arms extened and with both hands and drop it. Then take off your hard hat and try to catch it before it hit the ground. The winner was the one who could hold it the lowest to the ground and still catch it. I could hold it at my knees, drop it, take off my hat and catch it. I usually won. Now I am lucky to be a "Bobby Cat"

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    Rocketing Rabbit here - and that shows me being a lot slower than I was. Even yet, if a glass starts to fail off a table I will catch it and put it back without breaking conversations - gets you some weird looks I can tell you. (I am fast - but I am also clumsy at times!)

    But, I am not kidding myself - I am slower now.

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    Best I can manage

    Bobbing Bobcat - but what else did you expect from someone who's name is...
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    Well, no excuses, but for 68yo . . .


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    Quote Originally Posted by maddmaxx View Post
    The perils of getting old: The former funny car driver is now a sluggish snail and I red lighted twice.

    I did however find a secret to the test. Mask off the standing sheep. Adjust the mouse for the fastest hand position and slam it on percieved motion.

    Thats more like it.
    This ex drag racer also red lighted 3 times before I got a clean run at it. But on one of them, my finger went off sort of accidentally and I got a time of 0.000! That got me to rocketing rabbit, but I dont think that is really representative. I'll take it though!

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    DnvrFox is a "bobbing bobcat" but only 0.008 seconds over being a "Rocketing rabbit."

    I bet you could move to being a rabbit if you took it another time or two.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Bombadil View Post
    DnvrFox is a "bobbing bobcat" but only 0.008 seconds over being a "Rocketing rabbit."

    I bet you could move to being a rabbit if you took it another time or two.
    What makes you think that was my first try?

    Here's another one:

    http://www.happyhub.com/network/reflex/

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    Those were both fun, I just have mediocre reflexes.

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    I had two runs where all five measurements were almost identical. Here's one of them:
    0.187
    0.191
    0.192
    0.183
    0.197

    Average of 0.190

    On others I am plagued by my random twitchy finger. When I rest my finger on the mouse button, once in a while it will click. Happens on web pages, in video games, even when I'm riding my bike. In the latter case, my arm twitches a bit and I will usually veer left or right by a foot or so. Doesn't happen often, maybe once every 2-3 minutes. It makes riding side by side in close quarters interesting - so I don't do that. One of the reasons why I don't like riding on roads too.
    "Too often I would hear men boast of the miles covered that day, rarely of what they had seen." Louis L'Amour

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    All the sheep are gone and I'm still looking for my glasses.

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    Whew!
    I started out slow and then got slower on both tests

    I'll have to try again tomorrow using a real mouse instead of my laptop's touchpad.
    (And perhaps I'll also try it before the glass of wine)

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    What are reflexes?

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