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Old 07-22-2013, 08:12 AM   #1
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I-84 The perfect place to go 138 mph. Not.

4 NY Motorcyclists Clocked Going 138 Mph

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/p...8-mph-19732001


Authorities say four motorcyclists in upstate New York were clocked driving nearly 140 mph on an interstate and issued speeding tickets.
State police say the four men registered 138 mph on a trooper's radar gun in a 65-mph zone on Interstate 84 on Sunday morning in Greenville. The town is on the New Jersey border 60 miles northwest of New York City.
Other troopers farther east on I-84 were alerted and stopped the bikers in the neighboring town of Wawayanda. Police say the four men ranging in age from 32 to 45 were ticketed and ordered to appear in court on Aug. 14.


Having lived back there for a good part of my life I can't EVER imagine doing this. Even at 3 in the morning there is traffic. And all they got were tickets? Didn't they used to haul your ass to jail for this kiind of thing?
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Old 07-22-2013, 08:14 AM   #2
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Didn't they used to haul your ass to jail for this kiind of thing?
That is what I was thinking!

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Old 07-22-2013, 10:22 AM   #3
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They were doing it wrong, taking I-84 instead of 6.
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Old 07-22-2013, 10:43 AM   #4
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They were doing it wrong, taking I-84 instead of 6.
But they were making much better time.
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Old 07-22-2013, 07:04 PM   #5
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Didn't they used to haul your ass to jail for this kiind of thing?
Not anymore. In Ohio you don't even get a ticket for doing 149mph (at first) - if you're a cop. (http://www.policeone.com/off-duty/ar...gets-job-back/)
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Old 07-23-2013, 12:53 AM   #6
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On a sports bike that's not terribly difficult to do. On an 1199 or a BMW s1000rr -- whoops I'm doing 138! They probably weren't riding GS's.
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Old 07-23-2013, 05:06 AM   #7
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Middle of teh night with no one else on the road? Shrug. I mean, they deserve a ticket, but not "OMG 138 mph! String 'em up!"
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Old 07-23-2013, 05:32 AM   #8
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ya know what? I bet they beat it. Your honor, there is no way the four of us could be traveling together at 138 mph. At that speed it is impossible to ride together in one lane, on the roads in NY.
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Old 07-23-2013, 06:02 AM   #9
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On a sports bike that's not terribly difficult to do. On an 1199 or a BMW s1000rr -- whoops I'm doing 138! They probably weren't riding GS's.
They couldn't have been. The GS tops out 15 mph slower than that.

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Old 07-23-2013, 06:12 AM   #10
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Maybe they shoulda pushed it up to 205, then they wouldn't have gotten caught!
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Old 07-23-2013, 06:42 AM   #11
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Honestly, who gives a shit.

There is not one of us who hasn't hauled ass down some road, somewhere on a motorcycle. These guys just got caught. Why is this news?

Going 138MPH and causing an accident is a different story.

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Old 07-23-2013, 06:56 AM   #12
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Not anymore. In Ohio you don't even get a ticket for doing 149mph (at first) - if you're a cop. (http://www.policeone.com/off-duty/ar...gets-job-back/)
I read that article, all I can say is that this language from the police union president, arguing against firing the cop that was doing 149, is pretty telling:

"All they fired him for was speeding," said Jim Gilbert, union president. "Based on an infraction that any common citizen could get, they fired him."

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Old 07-23-2013, 07:26 AM   #13
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138mph on that section of road is way too easy to do. If you ride along there at 100, it feels like your going about 50. Until you come up on some cars that is. In particular, the ones with lights on top. That's the reason I'm trying to unload my very tricked out ZX11, too easy to go waay too fast.

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Old 07-23-2013, 09:37 AM   #14
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I don't know what the big deal is. Just about any sport bike over 600cc can do that without breathing heavy. If they weren't causing any danger to others (clearly they weren't, or they would have got more than a ticket), let them have their fun.
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Old 07-23-2013, 09:43 AM   #15
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At one point in my life I had a big lapse of judgement and was doing 120 through somewhat thick traffic, whitelining with a foot to spare on either side all because I had some ribs waiting for me and glimpsed a Busa behind me.

He still hasn't caught up to me

And this was on a Buell with a busted CV carb!
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