Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 
2505 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 932

Subscriber

  Reply # 1453270 18-Dec-2015 22:23
Send private message

mdooher:
floydbloke:
mdooher: Funny thing is this speed is reached by motorcyclists quite often. But they don't die or kill others. That tends to happen a lower speeds.

Might be the law averages I suppose, but it might also be something else.


Apologies if I'm misinterpreting this, but are you implying somehow that it's OK to ride at >260km/h on occasion?

I'm suggesting that it is no more dangerous than say doing say100km/h on the Auckland southern motorway while texting.

Don't get me wrong, get caught, get done for dangerous driving..because it is.


I think both doing 260kmh and texting while driving are foolish - but let's be real, how often does anyone survive coming off a bike at 260kmh, compared to crashing at 100kmh in a car?




Windows 7 x64 // i5-3570K // 16GB DDR3-1600 // GTX660Ti 2GB // Samsung 830 120GB SSD // OCZ Agility4 120GB SSD // Samsung U28D590D @ 3840x2160 & Asus PB278Q @ 2560x1440
Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900I w/Spark

gzt

9934 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1494


  Reply # 1453294 19-Dec-2015 00:11
Send private message

mdooher: Funny thing is this speed is reached by motorcyclists quite often. But they don't die or kill others. That tends to happen a lower speeds.

Might be the law averages I suppose, but it might also be something else.

Well I hate to comment on a ghoulish topic but
a) there are a fair number of those accidents
b) they tend to see something coming cannot stop and hit at lower speed.
c) this is often very bad..

gzt

9934 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1494


  Reply # 1453295 19-Dec-2015 00:11
Send private message

mdooher: Funny thing is this speed is reached by motorcyclists quite often. But they don't die or kill others. That tends to happen a lower speeds.

Might be the law averages I suppose, but it might also be something else.

Well I hate to comment on a ghoulish topic but
a) there are a fair number of those accidents
b) they tend to see something coming cannot stop and hit at lower speed.
c) this is often very bad..

19282 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2600
Inactive user


  Reply # 1453343 19-Dec-2015 09:01
Send private message

coffeebaron: Has @JohnR been road tripping in Canterbury?


@coffeebaron I bet the speed on the left is actually of the patrol car when it was announced 3 for 1 special for 30 minutes at Donut King ChCh CDB

179 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 96


  Reply # 1453400 19-Dec-2015 10:16
Send private message

Proberly Just someone  who opened the throttle up for a blast bit on a canterbury backroad. Not expecting police to be around. This time of year bikes are getting a dusting off. The road on Kaitorete Spit, near birdlings flat is often used for a top speed blast by bikes. 

6699 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3456


  Reply # 1453406 19-Dec-2015 10:29
Send private message

cruxis: Proberly Just someone  who opened the throttle up for a blast bit on a canterbury backroad. Not expecting police to be around. This time of year bikes are getting a dusting off. The road on Kaitorete Spit, near birdlings flat is often used for a top speed blast by bikes. 


Hmmmm - you mean the partly unfenced road running through farmland with wandering stock?

179 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 96


  Reply # 1453410 19-Dec-2015 10:42
Send private message

Fred99:
cruxis: Proberly Just someone  who opened the throttle up for a blast bit on a canterbury backroad. Not expecting police to be around. This time of year bikes are getting a dusting off. The road on Kaitorete Spit, near birdlings flat is often used for a top speed blast by bikes. 


Hmmmm - you mean the partly unfenced road running through farmland with wandering stock?


Lol Yes.  Also alot low flying birds. A change to gravel towards the end for the unfamilar. Generally they check the road first. Have mates along the road watching too. Its a stopoff one the christchurch to akaroa "Raceway". Of course the police are onto it over the summer

6699 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3456


  Reply # 1453431 19-Dec-2015 11:36
Send private message

cruxis:
Fred99:
cruxis: Proberly Just someone  who opened the throttle up for a blast bit on a canterbury backroad. Not expecting police to be around. This time of year bikes are getting a dusting off. The road on Kaitorete Spit, near birdlings flat is often used for a top speed blast by bikes. 


Hmmmm - you mean the partly unfenced road running through farmland with wandering stock?


Lol Yes.  Also alot low flying birds. A change to gravel towards the end for the unfamilar. Generally they check the road first. Have mates along the road watching too. Its a stopoff one the christchurch to akaroa "Raceway". Of course the police are onto it over the summer


I stopped riding many years ago - the last bike I owned was a Guzzi 850 Lemans in the early '80s.  That was claimed to be capable of a genuine 135mph, I did wind it out to read 140mph on the speedo (was imported from the UK, so had an MPH speedo) on the Cant'y plains one day, but it took rather a long time to get there. It was however a very nice bike for the time for a leisurely cruise at 90-110mph.  Of course if you wanted something faster than that, there was plenty of choice, but most not really my cup of tea.  I did borrow a 1,000cc bike and go for a ride with the boys a few years back, Chch to Akaroa and return, enjoyable but convinced me that no - it would cost me either my life or my license.  Couple of occasions passing a line of cars, then glance at the speedo to see +200kmh on the dial, it happens very quickly indeed these days.  Those lads refer to "the 300 club", with tricked-out bikes, GSXRs, Hayabusas etc reported to have exceeded the 300kmh mark, somewhere.

1 | 2 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Hawaiki Transpacific cable ready-for-service
Posted 20-Jul-2018 11:29


Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central launches
Posted 10-Jul-2018 10:40


Spark completes first milestone in voice platform upgrade
Posted 10-Jul-2018 09:36


Microsoft ices heated developers
Posted 6-Jul-2018 20:16


PB Technologies charged for its extended warranties and warned for bait advertising
Posted 3-Jul-2018 15:45


Almost 20,000 people claim credits from Spark
Posted 29-Jun-2018 10:40


Cove sells NZ's first insurance policy via chatbot
Posted 25-Jun-2018 10:04


N4L helping TAKA Trust bridge the digital divide for Lower Hutt students
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:08


Winners Announced for 2018 CIO Awards
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:03


Logitech Rally sets new standard for USB-connected video conference cameras
Posted 18-Jun-2018 09:27


Russell Stanners steps down as Vodafone NZ CEO
Posted 12-Jun-2018 09:13


Intergen recognised as 2018 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for New Zealand
Posted 12-Jun-2018 08:00


Finalists Announced For Microsoft NZ Partner Awards
Posted 6-Jun-2018 15:12


Vocus Group and Vodafone announce joint venture to accelerate fibre innovation
Posted 5-Jun-2018 10:52


Kogan.com to launch Kogan Mobile in New Zealand
Posted 4-Jun-2018 14:34



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.