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    Senior Member neilfein's Avatar
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    Red bikes are faster

    My wife and I went riding in Rock Creek Park in Washington D.C. today, on our 16" folding bikes. (A Dahon and a Bike Friday.) A kid, maybe five or six, out with his parents - all of them with bikes, too - saw my bike with wheels the same size as his kiddie bike, and he said, "that's a cool bike!"

    I thanked him, and mentioned that his bike was even cooler. "Because it's red, and red bikes are faster. There's a law." Big laugh!
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    Absolutely. My red 125cc motorcycle is the fastest thing out there...

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    Senior Member Foldable Two's Avatar
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    I gave my RED bike [2005 Dahon S1] to my grandson two years ago!

    I do have RED trim parts on my NWT though - does that count???

    Lou

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    I've got RED eyes. I'm getting there.
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    that's the reason, as per study that Red cars get more speeding tickets than any other car color.

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    Haha cuteee

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    Conquer Cancer rider Boudicca's Avatar
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    I'm going to put red bar tape on my black Friday. I am assuming that will make it go faster. Maybe I will do red cable housing next.
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    And all these years I have been mislead to believe that yellow bikes were faster. No wonder I'm so slow.

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    True, my DaHon Curve is a brilliant (okay, really rather dull) flat finish gray. Not fast at all.

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    When I see red I can go faster than anyone or any thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vmaniqui View Post
    that's the reason, as per study that Red cars get more speeding tickets than any other car color.
    Just got a £400 (approx) speeding ticket and my car is not red. Hate to think what it would have been if it was red..

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    Conquer Cancer rider Boudicca's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by badmother View Post
    Just got a £400 (approx) speeding ticket and my car is not red. Hate to think what it would have been if it was red..

    I need to ride my bike more.
    Ouch.

    How fast were you going?
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    Mmm can you fit a Bike Rack on a Ferrari?

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    my legs are out of shape

    i'll try red paint

    it might make me go faster !

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    Conquer Cancer rider Boudicca's Avatar
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    I just put red bar tape on the Friday. She'll be unstoppable now.
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    I find a red shirt helps.
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    I'm in the celtic folk fusion band Baroque and Hungry. "Mended", our new full-length studio album, is now available for download.

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