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Posted: 12/19/18 11:23am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I was lucky enough to live in an area where speed limits were very high when I was younger. Knowing what triple digit speeds feel like on many extended drives, I no longer have the yearning to continue down that path. I still own vehicles that can do triple digit speeds and like the acceleration they provide but my memory of high speeds is still fresh enough that can roll off the throttle at 70 mph and continue on my way.

I have not been in a wreck where I could not drive away or required a hospital visit, so it is not a scare or close call that prevents me from driving at high speeds. I am just happy to make it this far in life without major economic or health impacts.


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Posted: 12/19/18 08:03pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What kind of fuel economy do you get pushing a brick along at 100+?

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Posted: 12/19/18 09:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

In my display in pic above I was getting 6 mpg at 104 mph. Not bad!

* This post was edited 12/20/18 09:04am by Cummins12V98 *


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I remember my first Fastback I had in the 90s. It didn't have trunk hinges on it, only the key cylinder lock held the lid on and at about 95mph the lid would start bouncing and buffeting. Part of me wanted to get hinges so I could go faster and part of me said it keeps me from getting tickets!


Old cars are scary at speed though and to be honest 80mph is fast enough in them on a public street. Even with modern disk brakes, sway bars, tires and suspension the lack of proper aerodynamics leads to some unsettling moments.

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Posted: 12/20/18 05:18am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Cummins12V98 wrote:

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Maybe now that I crashed my bike I'll be riding a little slower. Although I couldn't really go very fast even when I wanted to.... it had a hard time maintaining 120 mph.


Crash and Bike are two words that don't go well together!!!


It was quite an experience .... I went into a curve way too hot. I had the bike leaned over to the point that the frame was scraping on the pavement. I was turning as sharp as possible at 60 mph but the road was turning sharper. At the point the bike went off the pavement it stood up throwing me directly into a tree. I hit the tree so hard that my full face helmet tore itself off my head and flew another 100 feet with my glasses still inside and the strap done up. Miraculously I was fortunate enough to pick myself up off the ground. It took about a half hour before I was able to stand without going light headed. Once my strength came back I was able to jump on the back of my buddy's bike and carry on... no broken bones just scrapes and bruises from the neck down, damaged pride and a little deeper realization that my days are numbered and not up yet.


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Posted: 12/20/18 05:33am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My ford will be lucky to do 87mph!


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4x4ord wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

4x4ord wrote:

Maybe now that I crashed my bike I'll be riding a little slower. Although I couldn't really go very fast even when I wanted to.... it had a hard time maintaining 120 mph.


Crash and Bike are two words that don't go well together!!!


It was quite an experience .... I went into a curve way too hot. I had the bike leaned over to the point that the frame was scraping on the pavement. I was turning as sharp as possible at 60 mph but the road was turning sharper. At the point the bike went off the pavement it stood up throwing me directly into a tree. I hit the tree so hard that my full face helmet tore itself off my head and flew another 100 feet with my glasses still inside and the strap done up. Miraculously I was fortunate enough to pick myself up off the ground. It took about a half hour before I was able to stand without going light headed. Once my strength came back I was able to jump on the back of my buddy's bike and carry on... no broken bones just scrapes and bruises from the neck down, damaged pride and a little deeper realization that my days are numbered and not up yet.


That's insane! Those decreasing radiused curves are VERY dangerous. I am always cautious traveling curved roads the first time for that very reason.

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I'm sure some of you folks ride snowmobiles. That's where I get my speed fix nowadays. Not so much top speed (which is well north of 100 mph) but 0 to 60 is a rush!

I AM curious what my 2015 RAM Cummins will do though!

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Posted: 12/20/18 11:58am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Cummins12V98 wrote:

4x4ord wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

4x4ord wrote:

Maybe now that I crashed my bike I'll be riding a little slower. Although I couldn't really go very fast even when I wanted to.... it had a hard time maintaining 120 mph.


Crash and Bike are two words that don't go well together!!!


It was quite an experience .... I went into a curve way too hot. I had the bike leaned over to the point that the frame was scraping on the pavement. I was turning as sharp as possible at 60 mph but the road was turning sharper. At the point the bike went off the pavement it stood up throwing me directly into a tree. I hit the tree so hard that my full face helmet tore itself off my head and flew another 100 feet with my glasses still inside and the strap done up. Miraculously I was fortunate enough to pick myself up off the ground. It took about a half hour before I was able to stand without going light headed. Once my strength came back I was able to jump on the back of my buddy's bike and carry on... no broken bones just scrapes and bruises from the neck down, damaged pride and a little deeper realization that my days are numbered and not up yet.


That's insane! Those decreasing radiused curves are VERY dangerous. I am always cautious traveling curved roads the first time for that very reason.


I plan to be a whole lot more cautious in the future. I really don't need speed to enjoy a ride.... At least that's what I'm going to keep telling myself.

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Posted: 12/20/18 10:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

There is a You Tube video titled "Silver State Classic traffic at 140 MPH." These fellows are driving on a closed road course doing about 140, when a Ram diesel just squirts past them. Nice...

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