Brown wrote:Do you all feel unsafe at those speeds?
I felt really good...really I don't think I trully felt unsafe in the moment...but I was a bit scared as my head has been filled my whole life with "motorcycles are so dangerous!"
I know it takes longer to slow at those speeds, and people don't realize how fast we are going at those speeds...but I see all these videos of people wizzing through traffic...to the untrained eye it looks crazy and dangerious...but all things considered, do you really think speeding like that is dangerous?
Not until something in front of you happens, say a mini van packed with some family sees you coming that fast and tries to get out of the way, and in doing so loses control and someone is hurt, or worse. If you ride at those speeds on public roads, you're not really thinking. It's people that ride like that, that my insurance has to pay for and because of ipeople that ride like that, many communites, and governments are looking to ban motorcycles outright. Just think though, if you get killed riding at those speeds on public roads, at least you'll get a Darwin award for your trouble.
And thanks to the fine work of the "Loud pipes save lives" crowd, and the SQUDS...
Oh, and although this is joe average talking on a forum
So, to those of you that like to ride like in this way on public roads, welcome to the future. No more motorcycles, no more riding. It won't happen overnight, but once enough people are killed on and by motorcyclists acting like idiots we can all kiss our collective motorcycling asses goodbye. Sorry to be a downer and the voice of common sense but it's this kind of mentality that most non motorcyclists think that we are like: no concern for anyone else's safety or our own. We represent less then, way less then 10% of the driving public, and although we do vote, so does the people who witness motorcyclists driving like this, and there are more of them then there are of us.