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Guy Procter  says:

Would you ride 193mph down this road in the rain?

A 28-year-old man has been charged with riding at nearly 200mph on this road in the rain on Wednesday evening. It's just south of Albany in the state of New York and the same location another rider was clocked doing 166mph a few weeks previously. Police say Anthony Anderson was doing 193 mph on Interstate 87 when he was spotted by an...

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twowheeledfiend

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My bike

doesn't go that fast.

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JustBe

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JustBe says:

lol

I'm always going 150+ but my bike tops out at 178 so not 193, would if I could because it's fun. We can keep saying things are dangerous or whatever but there is a risk in everything. Lets just use common sense shall we and judge if situations are safe for ourselves. If you're speeding on a busy road or on a 30mph road with kids on it then fine you deserve what you get. However if I'm on a dual carriageway with no one else around, I don't see a problem.

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spondonste

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spondonste says:

193mph on public roads

Speed on it's own isn't a problem, its the circumstances and conditions that might make it so and we don't have all the info to make a judgement (light drizzle/ torrential rain/ lighting conditions/ forward visibility/ weight of traffic etc??). If this road was near devoid of traffic, and the road was grippy then that type of speed may not present an excessive risk. If there were multiple cars about or the road was overtly slippy then that is likely to  give a different conclusion.

 

Can you justify riding those speeds on a public road - obviously not, but that doesn't mean you've jeopardised other peoples lives in all circumstance if it did occur.

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jimbo8098

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jimbo8098 says:

Under certain circumstances

speeding is absolutely fine. The phrase "a time and a place" very much appies. Other than youself , who you gonna hurt on an empty road? And the cops should take that into account if you are caught too (although if they catch you then you havent been paying enough attention to your surroundings)

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Bob_1

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Bob_1 says:

Details Please

I think it would be helpful to know just what bike he was riding and how the State Troopers measured his speed before offering any comments.

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SiBR600

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SiBR600 says:

... and yet Max Biaggi can do 200mph+ around Silverstone and he's allowed to walk free?... pah!... there's no justice anymore....

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nworbynot

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nworbynot says:

I think I'm a sensible chap, I think I'm of average intelligence, I'm 52 years old. But I bet like most other red blooded bikers out there I bet there is a part of you that would want to ride that fast if they had the chance. Let him without guilt case the first stone.

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Moke1275

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Moke1275 says:

What's the problem? I was the rider, I do what I want where I want - you only get one life and I am going to do what i want with it. We don't need rules or "the system" lets all just do what we want and if others don't like it then tough if they selfishly get in my way. On the technical side of things you may find it hard to believe but the bike is a heavily modified Norton ES2 57 model, garden gate frame, aluminium pushrods and obviously a heavy duty clutch. I started the run up to that speed just north of Lake Okeechobee and had a packed lunch. I only used a pint of oil in the whole journey and obviously it was Duckhams Q20/50. Remember, the  world would be a better place with more folks likes me, you know it makes sense. Now, must clean the .45................

 

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Bob_1

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Bob_1 says:

Chinese Whispers?

Just read on an American forum that the rider was "19 over" in the rain. Elsewhere there's a press release purporting to be from the New York State Police which says 193.


Hard to know what to believe. One thing's for sure, if it was a stock bike then there's an error.

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piroflip

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piroflip says:

I've done mid 180s on the M62 on my R1 and 165+ on plenty of A roads so who am I to slate the guy. I pick my time and my spot. Never got a speeding ticket in 40 years. Go in peace,,,,,,,,,,,like a bomb. If the do-gooders don't like it,,,,,,stuff em.

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