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  Reply # 1453270 18-Dec-2015 22:23
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mdooher:
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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?




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  Reply # 1453294 19-Dec-2015 00:11
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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..

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  Reply # 1453295 19-Dec-2015 00:11
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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..

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  Reply # 1453343 19-Dec-2015 09:01
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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

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  Reply # 1453400 19-Dec-2015 10:16
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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. 

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  Reply # 1453406 19-Dec-2015 10:29
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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?

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  Reply # 1453410 19-Dec-2015 10:42
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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

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  Reply # 1453431 19-Dec-2015 11:36
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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.

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