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Beautiful Sunday today. We went canoeing, took the lab and hopped in her 2006 Hyundai Tuscon, 4 cylinder. The road to get there was twisty and fun. I swear to god though, mid-life crisis guys who buy Corvettes or Mustangs and can barely hold the speed limit really irk me. I mean, for us to have to pass you in the sled we were driving, what a waste of a beautiful machine. Why not let it stretch it's legs, at least hold 55 in a 35 mph corner once or twice in it's life? Oh, and maybe take a class, crossing the center line in blind corners is fairly stupid, I wish our vehicle had a missile launcher on the front I'd be broke from buying sidewinders :D
Same goes for the Harley riders. I realize you may have had a few beers and the corners come up pretty fast at 40 mph, especially with the weight of the passenger you have back there, but c'mon!
Realize we were not in a hurry, just driving normal speed.
 

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They might be cautious. Very easy for one of those cars to get away from you if you don't a lot of seat time. It just takes a second. I've driven a few cars like that and they can bite you hard.

Advice my aunt gave me about racing (she races SCCA) was to buy something under powered, that way you actually learn to drive rather than constantly struggling to keep it on the road.
 

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Might be doing the speed limit because it is illegal to do 55 in a 35, or they might just be enjoying the scenery. I worked with a guy who bought a convertible Vette, and he fell into the enjoying the scenery group when him and his wife would drive up in the mountains.
 

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My favorite is ppl who pull up to a side street intersection a couple hundred yards ahead of you, see you coming, and then go "OMG, gotta pull out NOW!... before this guy gets here!", do so, and then drive so slow they could go back in time on the single lane road in front of you.

Quick as a bunny to jump in front of you, but can't even do the limit afterwards. WTF?

It'd be ever so much fun to go all Road Warrior on such ppl. :devil:



 

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ohvrolla said:
Might be doing the speed limit because it is illegal to do 55 in a 35, or they might just be enjoying the scenery. I worked with a guy who bought a convertible Vette, and he fell into the enjoying the scenery group when him and his wife would drive up in the mountains.
Let me clarify, yellow signs are recommended speeds, not the speed limit. You can go 55 in a yellow 25 in that situation.
 

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ohvrolla said:
Might be doing the speed limit because it is illegal to do 55 in a 35, or they might just be enjoying the scenery. I worked with a guy who bought a convertible Vette, and he fell into the enjoying the scenery group when him and his wife would drive up in the mountains.
That's fine, but when people stack up behind maybe let them go normal speed and pull over? Common courtesy no?
 

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Then maybe they do fall into the enjoying the scenery category. Middle aged guy finally able to buy what he's always wanted enjoying the country side. Same as the middle aged guy finally able to afford that carbon fiber / dura ace bike, knowing good and well they'll never be a racer.
 

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That's fine, but when people stack up behind maybe let them go normal speed and pull over? Common courtesy no?
Your first post you said they barely hold the speed limit, so are they doing the speed limit or not?
 

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Technically, if the speed limit is 55, but the suggested is 35, then 55 is still the limit. A sign like that is kind of like a "Slow- children at play" sign in that it doesn't specify you actually have to drive a certain speed or slow down, but it's recommended.
That doesn't mean it's recommended to drive however you want and screw other people though, again it's courteous to let others go by and maintain the speed limit.
 

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Well if they're going under the speed limit, then yeah they should be courteous when the train backs up behind them. Forget the car though, plenty of people go up to the mountains just to enjoy the drive and scenery. I'm sure my wife will want to go when the leaves start turning and I'll oblige.

Now what I don't want to see is the same cars driving like it's a race since, at least where I live, cycling is popular in the mountains.
 

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That's true, there are those who go too fast, cross over the lines etc., and scare the bejeesus out of cyclists when they whip up behind them.
 

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I'm thinking you wouldn't like driving behind me.....

OTOH I can't remember the last time we went for a "Drive."
 

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OMG! i've been feeling the same lately. it's not just old guys either. i tend to wish nothing but flat tires for them so they would be off the road and out of my way.
 

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I remember seeing an old truck driven by an old man that was going so slow you could see the valve stem turning. Not bullsh!ttin either. Slowest vehicle I've ever seen.
 

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I hate slow cyclists, especially ones on fast bikes!


<HR style="COLOR: #b7b7b7" SIZE=1><!-- / icon and title --><!-- message -->Beautiful Sunday today. We went riding, took the plastic bike, 9 speed sora. The road to get there was twisty and fun. I swear to god though, mid-life crisis guys who buy Colnagos or Mercks and can barely hold their line really irk me. I mean, for us to have to pass you in the sled we were driving, what a waste of a beautiful machine. Why not let it stretch it's legs, at least, at least hold 35 in a 25 mph corner once or twice in it's life? Oh, and maybe take a class, crossing the center line in blind corners is fairly stupid, I wish my bike had a missile launcher on the front of my bike, I'd be broke from buying sidewinders :D


Same goes for the Old School steel riders. I realize you may have had a few beers and the corners come up pretty fast at 20 mph, especially with the weight of the cassette you have back there, but c'mon! Realize we were not in a hurry, just riding normal speed.
 

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ohvrolla said:
I remember seeing an old truck driven by an old man that was going so slow you could see the valve stem turning. Not bullsh!ttin either. Slowest vehicle I've ever seen.
He had clear rocker covers? Cool.
 

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Advice my aunt gave me about racing (she races SCCA) was to buy something under powered, that way you actually learn to drive rather than constantly struggling to keep it on the road.
+1 QFT. I am another aunt who races SCCA, for the record.

the people I would dearly love to nuke from orbit are the asshats who speed in residential neighbourhoods and through parking lots. Seriously you moreon, you just saved .0005 of one second by very nearly running over that little kid!

//we have a school zone 2 blocks from our house that I must negotiate every morning on my commute into work. Every. Single. Day. I am rooting for the local cop to pull some dumbass over and ticket them in the school zone. I cannot imagine why these people think driving 40 in a 25 with limited sight distances and/or heavy side street traffic / kids on bikes / et cetera... usually whilst yakking on their mobile, is EVER a good idea.
 

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I hate slow cyclists, especially ones on fast bikes!


<HR style="COLOR: #b7b7b7" SIZE=1><!-- / icon and title --><!-- message -->Beautiful Sunday today. We went riding, took the plastic bike, 9 speed sora. The road to get there was twisty and fun. I swear to god though, mid-life crisis guys who buy Colnagos or Mercks and can barely hold their line really irk me. I mean, for us to have to pass you in the sled we were driving, what a waste of a beautiful machine. Why not let it stretch it's legs, at least, at least hold 35 in a 25 mph corner once or twice in it's life? Oh, and maybe take a class, crossing the center line in blind corners is fairly stupid, I wish my bike had a missile launcher on the front of my bike, I'd be broke from buying sidewinders :D


Same goes for the Old School steel riders. I realize you may have had a few beers and the corners come up pretty fast at 20 mph, especially with the weight of the cassette you have back there, but c'mon! Realize we were not in a hurry, just riding normal speed.
Chain FTW!
 
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