Well said Chris. Check out my Compass on this rainy day in Daytona Beach. Just Plasti Dipped the wheels and tinted the windows.Ok everyone I have to ask have none of you ever done something that might have put yourself or even the life of others at risk? I admit I was once a street racer and my only real addiction was the adrenaline rush of driving fast. Even when I was not racing or trying to prove anything to anyone a long empty road was calling for the skinny pedal to find the floor be it a Datsun that maxed out at 100 mph a Chevy bouncing off the limiter at 98 MPH or even a Plymouth with 150 MPH on the dash that could do this easily and then some. Not saying I advise this but I'm also mindful that there are places on this globe we're driving 150 MPH is someones everyday trip to work and where they are at this might be perfectly legal.
Just the fact we are alive carries with it a high risk of death. We also often carry with us the very fact we could make a mistake that risk the lives of others. Have you ever zoned out while driving? Missed a stop sign? Pushed the red on a red light? Changed lanes and missed something in your blind spot? Driven while a little too tired?
None of us are perfect. While we should not jump in here and promote breaking the law and speeding we should also rember things we have done that were outside the confines of the law and safety. I think one of the things to look at is bossmantwentytwo pointed out this was an empty road and they do not drive this way in traffic which is much more than I can say about others I see driving at 2-3 times the limit in heavy traffic.
Some of you would have a freaking heart attack living where I do just 20 min from 421 The Snake and driving that road on a nice weekend. 489 curves, 3 mountains, 1 valley all packed in 33 miles and truck load of people wanting to test their steel. I have been driving over the limit on this road and been passed by a herd of motorcyclist traveling what I call insane speeds though this curvy road. Even pulled off the road once when I saw a Subaru WRX STI and a Corvette in my rear veiw closing in fast just to let them go at it and see if they survived the trip.Yes every now and then someone bites it but that never even slows down the flow of people on bikes and cars from having a bit of fun in these twisties. All that do so know if you push this road it might be the last trip you make on it upright anyhow but it is the risk they all know they take.
What is the point here is this all ok well of course not but we are not all wired the same way. We do things we look back at and say that is not the smartest thing I have ever done but it was fun. In the grand scheme of things doing a bit over 100 MPH on an empty road late at night is not a huge crime against humanity. Save that for the next time your on the interstate doing 80 MPH and some @$$ is doing a buck twenty weaving in and out of traffic cutting people off and driving under of over their bumper that's the true threat!
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