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#1 Old 05-07-2012
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Wrong Biker To Overtake...

Last Saturday I was hanging out with some friends, so I borrowed my mothers 5 series (SLKs can be antisocial). On my way past my school, some old fart on a motorcycle was doing like 35 in a 55 so being the hormone filled teenager I am I overtook him at 80 and crossed the double yellow line. Then I looked in the rearview mirror and realized that the old fart on a motorcycle was my freaking drivers education teacher -.-
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Let us know what happened in school/driver's ed later.

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Hi indiekid722, I got no problem passing anyone doing 35 in a 55 and have been accused of speeding on numerous occasions. My response is "I don't speed, I just don't waste any time getting to the speed limit + 5, set cruise, no worries". , However, being an old geezer who rides a Gold Wing (drags floorboards in the curves), drives an SLK and a Corvette, I have the advantage of being aware of my own mortality and desire to keep my insurance premiums low and not help fund the local law enforcement.

Just think, in about a 50 years, you too will be an old geezer (as long as you stay on the right side of the double yellow).
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... a Gold Wing (drags floorboards in the curves)...
Less bike lean more body lean (centre of gravity) in curve will cure this. Did cafe racing for 5 years and have never touched a peg on the street.

Indiekid: Just lucky it was not a cop. Plus is it really 55 in a school zone?
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Most drivers don't know that school zones are in effect whenever a child is present....not just during school hours. Therefore, if children are skateboarding on the school parking lot at 8pm on Saturday evening....SCHOOL ZONE!

Not to lecture, but in our state, you can lose you license for 1 year if caught driving more than 20 over the 20mph school zone limit. Worse yet.....injuring or killing a child in a vehicular accident will certainly change your life forever!


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