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Old 04-30-2007, 09:44 AM   #41
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I say we skip the BS, and stop telling people to slow down. After seeing a couple of theads of recent events, that should be common sense. How about you just reply to the thread, and go on about your business. Every thread involving any type of speed now results in a mass of the same people, saying the same thing. When I opened this thread, I wanted to see what type of speed others were riding, and what they thought of it. NOT a bunch of the same comments over and over, like "upgrade the rider," or "keep it to the track." C'mon, that's obviuos. :BangHead:

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Old 04-30-2007, 10:02 AM   #42
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lots of bicyclists ride the forrest - try not to make it "your own damned fault" if you kill one of them by riding 90 mph through there and someone dies because of "the consequences of their actions".

"There are no saints on Sportbikes." - but there seems to be lots of fools.
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lots of bicyclists ride the forrest - try not to make it "your own damned fault" if you kill one of them by riding 90 mph through there and someone dies because of "the consequences of their actions".

"There are no saints on Sportbikes." - but there seems to be lots of fools.
I love the way that people make assumptions about others when trying to "preach the ways of the righteous".

So are you insinuating that I am a fool?

I give up.
Track only.
Slow speeds on the track because I might hurt myself or others because it just might be "my own fault".
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Old 04-30-2007, 12:19 PM   #44
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The last wave of accidents have affected a bunch of people, and most of them have been caused by riders riding within their limits. It's not just riding to your limits, but having enough left to handle the extras that the roads will throw in.

Last time I rode the forest was about two weeks ago, on a weds - no cops. I cruised along as I wanted to enjoy the day. On the way back I was behind a cager doing about 80 and not slowing down for the curves, it would've sucked to be on the oncoming lane, as he went over the line -half a lane- in 3 of the turns. Yes it wouldn't have been the oncoming riders fault, but being right doesn't make you any less dead.

Take it with a grain of salt with all the comments. You asked a question/posted your speed which some took as bragging and some are just giving you their opinions/advice - it comes with the territory when posting on a forum.

There are a lot of riders that have gone down, due to gravel, wildlife and other road related factors, that don't care how good you are. Nobody is saying don't ride the streets, they are just saying there are a lot of external conditions that increase your risk when riding at those speeds in a non controlled environment (i.e. streets, back roads and not the track), which I doubt that you didn't know, but they are just making sure just in case.
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Old 04-30-2007, 01:27 PM   #45
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wow I must have stumbled upon the MSF course online! Here I thought the question was what is your average speed, but with all these responses, one would think the question was "do you perfect riders, think its a good idea to ride fast in the forest?" 'cause that's what I've read so far....
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20 on the curves,

180 on the straights?
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Not too many years back, before the forest became overcrowded with cruisers, other sportbikes and police, we'd average 100-110 mph.

No, it probably wasn't smart, nor do I condone it nowadays, but you asked.

Besides the fact that the DPS and Widlife and Fisheries are out in force with a zero tolerance attitude, it's just become too "inhabited".

There's lots of other roads that are less inhabited, you just have to ride a ways to get to them.

Ride well.
I'm glad you posted it first...
awww the good ol' days:laughing6

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Old 04-30-2007, 04:07 PM   #48
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All,
just curious. What is your average speed through the Sam Houston Forest?
Mine is usually a steady 80-85mph all the way down. Today Kozmic and I were averaging 90mph in our second run. Pretty brisk but definitely not out of control.
About 22 mph. I go really fast down the straights, but those turns sure slow me down.
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yeah its possible to do 75-80 all the way down 149....but its also possible for a car to swerve a little wide around a turn or its possible for deer,cow,dirt or trees to be in the road.....so it all on the possibilities.....i think everyone that kinda knows how to ride can do it at 75-80 but its the smart ones that DONT
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Old 04-30-2007, 06:23 PM   #50
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you better just face it. You ride a sportbike and you are gonna get lumped in with all the hats just like I do.
Um, no... And I will continue to jump down people's throats who attemp to lump me into any stereotype which I don't belong... they will get the big "" from me everytime.

"Everyone" doen't need fixing for the misdeeds of the "few". :angry1:
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Old 04-30-2007, 06:30 PM   #51
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yeah its possible to do 75-80 all the way down 149....but its also possible for a car to swerve a little wide around a turn or its possible for deer,cow,dirt or trees to be in the road.....so it all on the possibilities.....i think everyone that kinda knows how to ride can do it at 75-80 but its the smart ones that DONT
Nice list of 'possibilities', but it's more 'possible' that you will be hit by a cager on a Houston city street than on 149... So you better stay off Houston city streets altogether...

Oh and it is also 'possible' to kill yourself (or to be killed by someone else) by driving a car, so you better just stay in your house were you're 'safe'... because some of us 'not smart ones' are out there...
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Um, no... And I will continue to jump down people's throats who attemp to lump me into any stereotype which I don't belong... they will get the big "" from me everytime.

"Everyone" doen't need fixing for the misdeeds of the "few". :angry1:
I never said you had to like it. But in the eyes of joe public they don't care...your on a sport bike. Feel free to drop the hostility anytime.
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I never said you had to like it. But in the eyes of joe public they don't care...your on a sport bike. Feel free to drop the hostility anytime.
Uh.... 'joe public' didn't jump all over me... And if it was 'joe public' jumping on me, there would have been no response warranted - hostile or not... because the comments would have been expected and ignored caulked up to ignorance factor.... (sadly that wasn't the case) :eh:
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Uh.... 'joe public' didn't jump all over me... And if it was 'joe public' jumping on me, there would have been no response warranted - hostile or not... because the comments would have been expected and ignored caulked up to ignorance factor.... :eh:

I didn't jump all over you either.
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honestly, I haven't ridden the forest in months....at least 2....too many cars, cops, some construction, etc. To add to the comments....fastest pace I've ridden through there....triple digits....now....75 if you're lucky.
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Honestly........I don't know. Too busy watching what's coming up to look at the speedometer.
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180 on the curves,

20 on the straights?
That's what I meant the first time. I like to watch the pretty scenery when I'm on the long boring straights.
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Nice list of 'possibilities', but it's more 'possible' that you will be hit by a cager on a Houston city street than on 149... So you better stay off Houston city streets altogether...

Oh and it is also 'possible' to kill yourself (or to be killed by someone else) by driving a car, so you better just stay in your house were you're 'safe'... because some of us 'not smart ones' are out there...
oh i know 149 and about the trafiic there....lol i guess cause thats what road i LIVE on!!!! Yeah so what else you got to say? Let me tell you highway riding is alot safer then 149. highway you have more room to avoid something with, your vision is better and you dont camo with the trees like so many riders do on 149. so actually bud 149 is more dangerous and have more POSSIBILITIES (sp?) then on lets say bltwy 8 or 59. and about the un-smart ones....yeah i know your out there.....look at how many deaths we have had recently, and all you can do is make a joke out of bein a un-smart one and a speed demon....your sooooo cool
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