Difference is on land only place a Lambo or 200mph bike can stretch its legs LEGALLY is on a closed track wheras on the water you can run 150+ legally down the middle of a public lake on a poker run (not a race,LOL) with a ton of clueless weekend boaters and jetskiers that can cut you off at anytime.
I also agree,sadly, that all its gonna take is one accident between a poker run boat and some bozo with twenty kids onboard that cuts across a pack of boats to happen to throw a blanket speed limit over all inland waters,
I cant think of any other sport where you can run wide open thru a populated public area..
just my .02
My TG is no where near that catagory,but what I think the problem is coming to a stop as opposed to getting up to speed. Things happen VERY quickly at 85, I cant imagine 185.
I would dare say most are running wide open.
I know I run close to wide open on poker runs ,
of course my speed is 60-70 not 150 but even then
I am constantly scanning/looking/worrying of what joe blow is gonna do as we go by..
I am completely against speed limits but do think poker runs should start
employing some better speration of the runs from the public just like if it was a race
which even though some will argue and say I am crazy for many IT IS A RACE ..
When you have a pack of boats with 1000+hp engines,canopies,helmets,intercoms and chase copters racing each other to get to the next stop first thats a race,not a fun run,not a poker run,its a race granted an un sanctioned one...
Last edited by HTRDLNCN; 03-31-2011 at 09:57 AM.
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