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Old 11-18-16, 08:24 PM
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Old 11-18-16, 08:27 PM
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in excess of 100mph.
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Old 11-18-16, 09:14 PM
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In a residential?
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Old 11-18-16, 09:33 PM
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Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
In a residential?
Freeway.
>120mph says the ticket.
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Old 11-18-16, 09:52 PM
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I'd like to think i have as much money as brains.
I see the light at the end of the tunnel, but the tunnel keeps getting longer - me
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Old 11-18-16, 10:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
Freeway.
>120mph says the ticket.
Niccce.
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Old 11-18-16, 10:19 PM
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Old 11-18-16, 11:05 PM
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What were you in?

I got blasted for a huge drag racing ticket once. Clocked me at 120 in a 40, reduced to 80 in a 40 because I cooperated, improper start, exhibition of speed, reckless, public endangerment, drag racing and something else. Before I get chastised, yes it was dumb, and it was also at 1:45 in the morning so there was not a lot of traffic. The only reason I didn't go to jail is because I was so cooperative with the officer, and I might have narced the other guy out. He was driving when we started racing, but magically, when we got pulled over, his girlfriend was in the driver seat. Not sure how they pulled that off, but it helped me. Had a date with the magistrate. Max penalty was loss of license for a year and 6 months in jail. Somehow I got out of there with a ticket for like $200 and 6 points on my license.
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Old 11-18-16, 11:30 PM
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good thing you weren't running gumwalls on your honda. woulda been jail time for sure!!
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Old 11-18-16, 11:35 PM
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Originally Posted by 50voltphantom View Post
I'm thinking of running 32mm Paselas as my default tire for everything except CX racing. If I can ride local single track on near-bald 33mm cross tires and not die, I'm thinking 32mm Paselas would do just fine for both road and dry off-road?
bike handling and tire pressure are way more important than tread pattern. know your limits of both.
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Old 11-19-16, 11:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
Freeway.
>120mph says the ticket.

Frame that puppy as a badge of juvenile delinquent honor.
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Old 11-19-16, 11:08 AM
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Originally Posted by TenSpeedV2 View Post
and 6 points on my license.
And did you later receive a nasty letter from your insurance company?

When I got an exhibition of speed ticket my insurance more than quadrupled, instantly, after like 15 years of a spotless record. I had to shop elsewhere.
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Old 11-19-16, 12:05 PM
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Originally Posted by SquidPuppet View Post
And did you later receive a nasty letter from your insurance company?

When I got an exhibition of speed ticket my insurance more than quadrupled, instantly, after like 15 years of a spotless record. I had to shop elsewhere.
Nothing changed as far as insurance. I don't know how. I don't know why. It just never did. At the time, it was insured through a family friend who owned that branch of the car insurance company. Maybe that is why?
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Old 11-19-16, 12:30 PM
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Originally Posted by TenSpeedV2 View Post
Nothing changed as far as insurance. I don't know how. I don't know why. It just never did. At the time, it was insured through a family friend who owned that branch of the car insurance company. Maybe that is why?

Dunno. But sounds like you got lucky all the way around. Well, not so much lucky, but smart. When caught red handed the best way to play it is like you did. Polite and cooperative. The minute you mouth off you just give them a reason to slam you, and enjoy slamming you. Same thing happened to me. I won't go into gory details but I was very deserving of a reckless arrest as well.
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Old 11-19-16, 01:00 PM
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Originally Posted by SquidPuppet View Post
Dunno. But sounds like you got lucky all the way around. Well, not so much lucky, but smart. When caught red handed the best way to play it is like you did. Polite and cooperative. The minute you mouth off you just give them a reason to slam you, and enjoy slamming you. Same thing happened to me. I won't go into gory details but I was very deserving of a reckless arrest as well.
I couldn't lie my way out of it, we both passed the cop at about 90mph or so. He was sitting in a restaurant parking lot. Saw both sets of headlights jump up like we were racing. All he had to do was wait for us. No sense in trying to deny it, was simply caught red handed.
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Old 11-19-16, 01:21 PM
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Originally Posted by TenSpeedV2 View Post
I couldn't lie my way out of it, we both passed the cop at about 90mph or so. He was sitting in a restaurant parking lot. Saw both sets of headlights jump up like we were racing. All he had to do was wait for us. No sense in trying to deny it, was simply caught red handed.

Ha ha. Mine was similarly stupid.
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Old 11-19-16, 02:03 PM
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I got my 105 MPH Reckless Operation ticket in North Carolina. Hired a lawyer for $1000 and walked away with a small fine. I didn't even have to go to court.
“Capital punishment means those without the capital get the punishment.”
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Then there is Lawrence Pargo from Scottsdale, AZ. He was photographed by a speed camera doing 147MPH which was 82 over the limit, in a rental Hyundai Sonata. Multiple cameras caught him at 102, 105, 128, etc throughout the morning. Incidentally, 147 is faster than the advertised stop speed of a Sonata.
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Old 11-19-16, 02:26 PM
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having access to money will never justify anyones garbage behavior.
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Old 11-19-16, 03:41 PM
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Originally Posted by motrheadsroadie View Post
having access to money will never justify anyones garbage behavior.
Who said anything about justify?

We've all done stupid things, hurt people and none of us, including you, can claim to be Mother Theresa.

is your conscience clean?
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Old 11-19-16, 05:00 PM
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Who said anything about justify?

We've all done stupid things, hurt people and none of us, including you, can claim to be Mother Theresa.

is your conscience clean?
Speak for yourself. For sure I've done stupid stuff and hurt myself in the process, but never hurt someone else.
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Old 11-19-16, 05:02 PM
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sure its clean. i hired a lawyer for $1000 too.
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Old 11-19-16, 05:40 PM
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His lawyer was more than my ticket.

Clean conscience?
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Old 11-19-16, 05:44 PM
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Boys bragging about speeding tickets?

#gumwalls
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Old 11-19-16, 08:38 PM
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Changed to compact bullhorns! also bought a combination steel wire lock.
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Old 11-19-16, 09:25 PM
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^ i know you said you already bought it, but fwiw combo wire locks aren't very reliable for keeping your bike safe, especially not in a city
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