Since your so concerned about people being "misinformed" you shouldn't go quoting incorrect numbers like these.205mph said:Honda's RC211v, which is Honda's MotoGP race bike, 5 cyclinders and 268 horespower, just broke 200mph on the track within the last week. And we are talking about a 1/2 to 3/4 million dollar bike.
tmkreutzer said:There's a clipping for your scrap book. Horrible as it sounds, no-one was hurt so who cares? It's not like you didn't show up for your physical or anything....
The media is going to make it out like you're a bad biker and you need to answer it. You should go on the Today show and make your case to the public. Having you sit there and explain it like a rational human being is just the kind of thing everyone needs to see.
Oh yeah, scan that ticket in to the computer and post it for posterity!
First, I don't think he represents all motorcyclists. Second, you ever see the Today show? It's not real news, it's "news Lite" they could do a segment like this and make it really educational.ReBorn said:This guy is the last person anyone with half a brain would want to go on the today show representing motorcycle riders in an attempt to defend his idiotic actions.
That's lame dude.ReBorn said:Since your so concerned about people being "misinformed" you shouldn't go quoting incorrect numbers like these.
And who NEEDS an automatic weapon if they just want to shoot a gun? See where this is going?mercutio80 said:You know, something like this may be the spark needed to get legislators to start passing laws targeting high performance bikes. We all admit we don't NEED bikes that can go this fast. Now maybe the government will start doing something about it.
You shut your mouth right now. Shut it and never open it again.mercutio80 said:We all admit we don't NEED bikes that can go this fast.
It's kind of like the assault weapons thing. If someone wants to go to the range and knock down 30 bottles with 1 pull of the tr***** fine. Just don't try and tell me you have an AK-47 for hunting or personal protection. It's so you can say you have an AK-47 and can go to the range and blow the hell outta some targets.kyoung said:And who NEEDS an automatic weapon if they just want to shoot a gun? See where this is going?
ok while your at it.. get rid of anything that goes over 90mph.. we dont need those cars and other bikes either..mercutio80 said:You know, something like this may be the spark needed to get legislators to start passing laws targeting high performance bikes. We all admit we don't NEED bikes that can go this fast. Now maybe the government will start doing something about it.
It sounds like they had that area staked out and were waiting for you. I guess I'm not surprised that nobody pulled over, but there must have been others ticketed out of a group that large.TO answer some questions this happened about 5-6 miles south of Wabasha on 61 heading towards Winona. I haven't talked to the flood run organizers, however the officers did say they were there because they knew the event was taking place and they have had a history of "excessive speeders" on the last stretch down to Winona. And while we were on the side of the road, I would estimate 200-300 bikers passed us, but no one pulled over. And in response to Merlin509, there are some decent steches on that road, but even if my bike did do 205, I personally wouldn't feel comfortable. And the stretch down to Treasure Island you are talking about, one of my old roomates was killed on that road earlier this year.
And on the subject of this stopwatch calculation, you have to sit back and think, and believe me I have done a lot of this, about human reaction time, the fact that he was running two stop watches and flying his plane at the same time, his degree of angle on my when I crossed the hash-marks on the road, plus depth-perseption. I really do appreciate everyones feedback on this, and I will keep everyone informed.