I have got my P's for a week or so now. I'm usually in a rush, either to hand in an assignment at uni, or at work or for a coffee meet... hence me going over the speed limit most of the times, lanesplitting etc. I'm not trying to justify why I'm speeding here, and yes I know the risks, and yes I'm sure there'll be someone reading this saying "Yada yada I hope the cops will catch you soon, you are a danger to the public, I hope you die etc". Flame on if you wish, but this is not why I started this thread. Today, whilst coming home from a friend's place, I decided to take it really easy. Going the legal speed everywhere, absolutely no lane splitting, the perfect angel rider. Then I started to ask myself this question - "Hmm... I wonder if going at or below the speed limit will make me live longer?...woops I slighly deviated from my lane, almost drifted to the left!!Hmm I wonder if there are any cops on the road tonight, well they won't be able to catch me fo sure... oh shit, I didn't notice the car in front of me braking! Quick brakes!!!". No I was not tired, not under the influence of alcohol, not on drugs. Let me explain more clearly what this post is about. When speeding (i.e above the posted speed limit), I never had this problem of my mind wandering. I was always 100% alert, always on the lookout for cars behind, on my left, on my right, well basically I was riding at my best. Going at the speed limit, my mind tends to wander A LOT, and paying attention to the road gets a lot more difficult. I have to tell myself "refocus,refocus.....". I am not saying that speeding = good. I am not saying speeding makes you a better rider. What I'm asking is, have any of you experienced this feeling? Is it the adrenaline keeping my level of alertness high? Am I being too overconfident (as a rider, not as a poster )? Thank you for reading. Edit : Just a minor correction.