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    Smile Good Old Texas

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    Now that is my kind of a road. Wish we had that speed limit in Deep South Texas, as it is I have to ride all day to just get there.

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    Post it at 85, and some will do 95, or more. Works for Me!
    After coming home on the toll roads in Oklahoma wednesday, which are posted 75, I was getting passed by everybody, and their dog!
    "when those Guys on their Triumphs, flat-head 45's or whatever,
    saw Me coming up from behind,
    on that big Hog, well, they got out of My way...." Birney Jarvis

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donson View Post
    After coming home on the toll roads in Oklahoma wednesday, which are posted 75, I was getting passed by everybody, and their dog!
    Must have been on your Harley.

    Sorry Don, the devil made me do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1MPH View Post
    Must have been on your Harley.

    Sorry Don, the devil made me do it.
    Jack, as Birney would say.....Har Har!
    "when those Guys on their Triumphs, flat-head 45's or whatever,
    saw Me coming up from behind,
    on that big Hog, well, they got out of My way...." Birney Jarvis

    Juggling Cats and Small Hondas since 1973.

    If You like Your GUNS, You can keep them. Period.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1MPH View Post
    Must have been on your Harley.

    Sorry Don, the devil made me do it.
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    I-10 in West Texas is already 80. Didn't help much since I was on my KLR.

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    We have some big newly engineered roads here in Oz...long and straight, and the highest speed limit is 110kph.
    In 2006 the Northern Territory, Darwin to Alice Springs region, reduced their unlimited open road speed limit.

    Its over. The dream of speed free roads are soon to be forgotten anywhere in Australia. For so long the Northern Territory was seen as final and last place where motoring enthusiasts could have some fun. However, the sad news is in, the Northern Territory Government will introduce speed limits on its open roads and major highways from January next year.

    .....announced sweeping changes to the Northern Territory’s road safety regime.....

    “We will be introducing demerit points from the second-half of next year and the open speed limit for the Territory will end,” she said.

    ....... the Stuart Highway and other major highways will be restricted to 130 kilometres an hour, with a default speed limit of 110 kilometres an hour on other roads. You know at least they are willing to go to 130, there are so many times when I am on the M1 going south that I could swear most cars can at least be doing 150 safely.
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    Try driving through Oregon. Even on the interstate it is mostly 55 mph AND when you need gas you are not allowed to pump your own. Talk about a nanny state, "don't drive to fast and for heavens sake let a professional put that gas in your car, after all it's dangerous". Bunch of organic worm farmers and stuck in the 60's hippies running the place I guess.

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    All together now!

    "when those Guys on their Triumphs, flat-head 45's or whatever,
    saw Me coming up from behind,
    on that big Hog, well, they got out of My way...." Birney Jarvis

    Juggling Cats and Small Hondas since 1973.

    If You like Your GUNS, You can keep them. Period.

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