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Old 06-27-2011, 12:56 PM   #61
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Thanks for everyone taking up for us, but glad to say it wasn't me she's upset at. The first time I went over one of those though, I had been fine on the freeway and side roads but yeah the heights freaked me out. Being that I do live in Houston though, I had to get over it or I'd never get to go anywhere. I am sure the girl in question will do the same.

Narrow bumpy back roads I don't know with tight turns, little visibility, and no place to pull over... those I'm a little shakier on, but they're fun so I'm working on it...


Now as for why to wear pink... think that's another discussion, but cliffs notes for me is motorists are nicer and more forgiving when they realize you're a girl. Once I realized this, I couldn't overlook the fact that making this more easily visible assists in my safety on the road. I don't really care for pink, but it's worth it for the easier commutes and fewer battles with cagers I can't win, I can only escape from.
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Old 06-27-2011, 01:36 PM   #62
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Old 06-27-2011, 02:24 PM   #63
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But what if they already practiced in small roads, went fast, thought they were ready, went on, then freaked out on the highway, but they thought they should fight their fears and continue? There's a very small possibility that may be true. I doubt it too, but you just never know...
Perhaps, but WHAT IF (since we're playing this game) she freaked out and slowed down, but the vehicle behind her didn't notice her engine breaking (no lights) and hit the back of her bike sending her OFF the ramp. Then what? Because you can bet your it happens more times than you read about on here.

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troublemaker Squoddy That was me so your saying I make a cute woman huh :( and it was fusia not pink.

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It was pink. and I have seen you - there's no way in I would mistake you for a cute girl.

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Can't help but wonder what the speed limit is on the overpass.
No need to wonder, I'll be happy to tell you.

It's 40 mph, but that is the recommended cautious speed limit (yellow sign). I can take that turn quite safely at 60 mph in my car. The semis usually slow to about 45-50.

If you don't know what a yellow speed limit sign means, you should look it up.
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Old 06-27-2011, 02:25 PM   #64
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Thanks for everyone taking up for us, but glad to say it wasn't me she's upset at. The first time I went over one of those though, I had been fine on the freeway and side roads but yeah the heights freaked me out. Being that I do live in Houston though, I had to get over it or I'd never get to go anywhere. I am sure the girl in question will do the same.

Narrow bumpy back roads I don't know with tight turns, little visibility, and no place to pull over... those I'm a little shakier on, but they're fun so I'm working on it...


Now as for why to wear pink... think that's another discussion, but cliffs notes for me is motorists are nicer and more forgiving when they realize you're a girl. Once I realized this, I couldn't overlook the fact that making this more easily visible assists in my safety on the road. I don't really care for pink, but it's worth it for the easier commutes and fewer battles with cagers I can't win, I can only escape from.
I'm not upset at her so much as concerned for her safety. Once she's dead it'll be too late to BE NICE! I have a friend who was hit and went off an overpass, and there have been countless others.
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Old 06-27-2011, 04:23 PM   #65
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If you're causing semi's to skid their brakes and traffic jams, then I won't be nice to you. In your mind, you've just started riding and the roads are a little scary, so you ride a little slower than you ought. But to everybody else on the freeway, you're an accident waiting to happen.

As I stated before - there are always alternative routes to get to where you want to go in Houston. The freeway is no place for scared, new riders. Practice in a neighborhood or on back roads.

I've been new before; it took me quite a while of back roads and neighborhoods before I got the freeway.
I have been riding since 1989, but thanks for your comments.
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Old 06-27-2011, 06:30 PM   #66
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No need to wonder, I'll be happy to tell you.

It's 40 mph, but that is the recommended cautious speed limit (yellow sign). I can take that turn quite safely at 60 mph in my car. The semis usually slow to about 45-50.

If you don't know what a yellow speed limit sign means, you should look it up.
Thanks but I already know what it means, it's a recommended speed, and I'm sure there are those who could take it much faster than 60 too but! Maybe we should start crucifying everyone that goes 5 under the recommended speed limit, or how about 5 over? After all there are plenty of safety fanatics on this site.


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she's clearly referring to the couple, not you
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Old 06-27-2011, 07:57 PM   #68
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Been there. Tx is still worse. I think street riders I'm mexico are better than tx.
Ratio of drivers, to riders in TX VS other states increases the chance that we aren't the worst...
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Old 06-27-2011, 09:03 PM   #69
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Back to topic... So what if she was on the freeway going slow. Let her learn every has different learning curves. I agree I want to run some people over too but let learn
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Old 06-27-2011, 09:44 PM   #70
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Back to topic... So what if she was on the freeway going slow. Let her learn every has different learning curves. I agree I want to run some people over too but let learn
It's a very dangerous place to make a mistake. Whoever thought it was a great place to learn to ride is an asshat.
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Old 06-27-2011, 10:33 PM   #71
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It's a very dangerous place to make a mistake. Whoever thought it was a great place to learn to ride is an asshat.

"Motorcycling in itself is not inherently dangerous. But it is terribly unforgiving of any carelessness, incapacity or neglect."
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Back to topic... So what if she was on the freeway going slow. Let her learn every has different learning curves. I agree I want to run some people over too but let learn
Freeways and Interstates usually have a minimum speed. That's to keep people safe. Going too slow can cause accidents also. Learn in a safe environment. The highway isn't that.
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Could have fooled me. You've given some pretty awful advice to new riders on here.
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Minimum speed on an interstate is generally undoorstood to be 45 mph unless otherwise posted. Just one of those laws that most people don't know, and don't really need to since its rarely an issue. Yet it IS there, and occasionally for a reason. This thread is one example of that reason and the other I can think of is when you see some beaner with a half ton pickup overloaded with 3 tons worth of AND pulling another car doing 35 on I45 through town. BAD JUJU!
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Why start off on a 600 supersport if you cant even ride speed limit? Too scared of going the speed limit or riding on freeway cause its higher ground,then you dont have any business on a bike to begin with.
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Why start off on a 600 supersport if you cant even ride speed limit? Too scared of going the speed limit or riding on freeway cause its higher ground,then you dont have any business on a bike to begin with.


wow... did you just ask for buddy lol... get ready for Pms out the and getting attacked by all the guys who started on 600's who now hate you )

And Squoddy so not a hot chick, do I qualify for a good looking older man
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wow... did you just ask for buddy lol... get ready for Pms out the and getting attacked by all the guys who started on 600's who now hate you )

And Squoddy so not a hot chick, do I qualify for a good looking older man
Send naked pics and I'll let you know.
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LOL if you ever screw up and give me your number you might be suprised LOL.
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