Why do young guys on motorcycles insist on going over 100 mph?
All the time, when I’m on the road, there are young guys on motorcycles (usually Japanese bikes, not Harleys, which the guys usually ride laying back, cruising-style) driving over 100 mph. I know they’re going that fast, because if I’m going 75 or 80, they fly right by me, weaving in and out of lanes. That’s on the highway. I live on a rural road, and when I’m home, they go sooo fast on the road – it’s like a high pitched “zooooom!” and they fly by.
I used to work with a guy who had a bike like that, and I asked him “aren’t you afraid of getting caught by the cops?” and he said the cops couldn’t keep up with him. I am friends with a cop, and he said they usually don’t chase guys like that because by the time he turns the car around, the motorcycle is long gone. Plus chasing a motorcycle like that would put the motorcyclist, the cop and the public in danger.
It’s nuts, and there are public memorials on the roads when one of them is in an accident, because at those speeds, the driver is not likely to survive. Why do guys insist on going that fast?
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