Holy, it’s fast!

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  1. virginian

    virginian New Member

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    I recently had an insight into how really fast my motorized bike is.

    I ride both a motorized bike and also a pedal bike. I ride more hours on the pedal bike, but ride more miles on the motor bike.

    Sure, I look at the speedometer and know the motorized bike goes faster. It goes 30 mph, whereas I have to work pretty hard to pedal at 15 mph. But the true is, my motorized bike doesn’t really feel all that much faster.

    Well, on the back streets that I usually ride on, I can pretty much keep up with cars on my motorized bike. I just fall in behind a car and can usually stay there.

    Yesterday I was riding my pedal bike and the cars were zooming by me like they always do. And I thought to myself, on my motorized bike I would be keeping up with those cars. Then I imagined what I would look like on my bike keeping up with the cars. The image was of a bike going incredibly fast. I thought, holy s***, my motorized bike is soooo much faster!
     
  2. Mr.Gadget

    Mr.Gadget New Member

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    30mph is no joke!!! And yet, it does not seem that fast while your ridding. All you said is true.
     
  3. decoherence

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    when i hit about 30mph i'm not worried as much as the speed itself. it is how fast the engine is spinning.
    being the engine is directly chained to the hub, i keep worrying about the engine failing & locking up. then the back tire would lock up.

    i use to drive my vespa 75-80mph down I95. sometimes the adrenaline would hit me & i would be like,"heck yea.". then after about 5 min the adrenaline is gone & it leaves you emotional & scared. so i then would be flying down the highway shaking & my eyes crying. it didn't make me slow down.
     
  4. Ditchrider

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    One time that I'll never forget is when I was laying in the middle of a gravel road with a Cushman motor scooter on top of me.
     
  5. decoherence

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    OMG. i heard a story about a cushman scooter that had it's first ethanol mixed fuel & woke up the next day & said it found itself on top of some dude in the middle of a gravel road.
    that was you? lol
     
  6. Goat Herder

    Goat Herder Gutter Rider

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    This is too true and too funny I can relate lol.
     
  7. CTripps

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    I get funny looks from the cagers all the time when they realise not only can I keep up, I can pass sometimes. It's priceless. I do a sort of 'pedaling casually' motion to go along with it as well. The biggest problem I have comes from the ones that come up behind me and then pace me instead of passing. It can get a little freaky sometimes having someone stay on your back left like that.
     
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    Wave them on! Something happens to the bike and you're a speed bump! Just sayin'...
     
  9. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Active Member

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    I didn't add a motor to my bike because I didn't want to pedal. I added the motor to help me pedal faster. Pedaling along keeps you warmer in the winter, too.
     
  10. Goat Herder

    Goat Herder Gutter Rider

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    I flat out give up on anything Motorized as bikes go in the winter here. I start to peddling lol.
     
  11. CTripps

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    I'll wait and see what the winter brings... here it's mostly wet usually, but occaisionally we get a skim coat of snow to liven things up. In high school I used to ride in the snow, but where I live now I won't even drive in it unless I have to because of how bad the drivers are.
     
  12. Texhun

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    It's funny to see the look on real bikers faces when they see my bike can keep up with em. EPICLY PRICELESS!!!!
     

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