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What dictates your speed on the road??

Discussion in 'General Motorcycling Discussion' at netrider.net.au started by FluffyDonkey, Aug 16, 2007.

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  1. Always do the posted limit.

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  2. Never look at the speedo, i just feel it.

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  3. The weather and road conditions.

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  1. What is it that determines your speed on the road?? the posted signs, what you feel is appropriate or what the traffic is doing etc..



    Just tryin to get a feel for what everyone else does.
     
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  2. Probably weather and road conditions are the predominant factor for me, I keep any eye on posted limits but more so in built up areas.

    What the other traffic is doing is definately a factor but weather and road conditions is probably #1.

    Oh yeah...that and the fact that I ride a 2fiddy :p
     
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  3. What ever is fun but at the same time being responsible and not being a tard. I wont do it in the wrong places such as centre road in peak hour but more so up in the hills when theres bugger all traffic.
     
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  4. Conditions: traffic, road quality, weather... police...
     
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  5. I guess first point of reference has to be the speed limit. If it's a 60 road, I'll do around 60, then adjust my speed depending on traffic, road condition, the way I'm feeling (am I pissed off?, just cruising?, in a hurry?, ready to road rage someone??). Generally speaking I'll go as fast as I feel safe going on that particular road at that particular time - usually this means about 10-15 over I guess, but if I'm headed up a 50 road that I know like the back of my hand at 3 in the morning, then I'll prolly double speed limit...

    That being said, if I'm on an unfamiliar road, or the traffic is being particularly erratic or something, then I have no problems at all going under the posted speed limit. In fact, sometimes when I'm just cruising around and there's bugger all traffic I won't make it over 40, just cause I'm in no hurry, I'm not holding anyone up and feel like smelling the roses...

    ramble, ramble, ramble. I like stories...
     
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  6. AS ABOVE, Road conditions, Weather (wind, rain, blistering heat), Bike condition, Traffic, Cops, Pillion passenger and there knowledge, Bike weight (luggage, paniers).
    :cool: :music: And what song is playing...
     
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  7. Depending on the conditions, I'll ride around about the speed limit give or take 10-15kms. If i know theres cops about -speed limit -but on twisties you can afford to go faster than the posted sign.
     
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  8. The likelihood of police being around.

    (after road conditions + skill + traffic + weather + familiarity with road)
     
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  9. just feel it, what ever seems appropriate at the time, generally between 5 and 10 k's quicker then the cars, filter to the front at the lights, out on the open road ride to conditions, and how i am feeling won;t say how fast then
     
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  10. atfer having to make a couple of donations to the OSDR recently, im pretty easy with the right hand. ill still keep ahead of the traffic but.
    a lonely road on a weekday is a different matter but..

    cheers
    dom
     
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  11. I try and ride so that I maximise fuel economy, thereby minimising my carbon footprint! :grin:

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    :rofl:
     
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  12. legislation and physics
     
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  13. Yeah that pretty much sums it up for me too... First priority is my safety and the safety of those around me. But if the risk is low, i like to open it up a bit.
     
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  14. generally sit around 25km/h above speed limit, pending conditions
     
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  15. The speed limit and if the weather or road conditions are bad then much lower than the speed limit.
     
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  16. I really should slow down, I found myself doing 200 in a 100 zone, felt good at the time but then realised it is 6 months ban and 2200 fine if caught.

    Must --- Look ---- At ------ Speedo ------ More ------- Often :!:
     
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  17. I guess I am with everyone else then!
     
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  18. That'd be more like a 12 months plus ban bud. giggle.
     
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  19. i guess i go by how i feel really... and then factor in everything else....
     
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  20. The ability to stop :grin:
     
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