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Where do you guys ride with little risk of getting a ticket? I've ben driving too fast on my commute to work (in the carpool lane ticketed twice now) and need to find someplace to get the speed out of my system. I'm north of Seattle in the Kirkland area and work in Everett. Normally I drive around Lowell river road and the vally there in Snohomish but I've seen too many cops there lately.

I'm somewhat leary of stevens pass or snoqualmie but I hear out by Issaquah would be good.
 

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I've been on track, with my car at least.

On the only track within easy driving distance the front streight is not really long enough to be able to top out the bike. Or am I wrong? Can I top out my CBR 900 at SIR? There was no way I could get over about 120 in my MR2 and I don't think I could get over 150 on that streight. A built viper only got up to about 150 on the front streight.

I drove a little bit of Snoqualmie yesterday and that seemed pretty decent but as I said I'm learyof cops.
 

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Re: I've been on track, with my car at least.

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On the only track within easy driving distance the front streight is not really long enough to be able to top out the bike. Or am I wrong? Can I top out my CBR 900 at SIR? There was no way I could get over about 120 in my MR2 and I don't think I could get over 150 on that streight. A built viper only got up to about 150 on the front streight.

I drove a little bit of Snoqualmie yesterday and that seemed pretty decent but as I said I'm learyof cops.
Top speed does not make low lap times.

Why in the world would you be concerned about what top speed on a straight would be?

Just do a track day. You will see what I mean.
 

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Been on the track before, quite a lot.

Like I said I've been on the track before quite a lot in my car so I do know what you are talking about. There is no comparrision between the speeds to you can attain on the track and what you can safely ride on the road. But I also know that it gets really expensive going to track days a lot. A lot more expensive than just knowing some nice roads somewhere where I can ride, not at the same pace I would ride on the track, but at good speeds none the less, and in the case of streight line speeds, faster.

At any rate if anyone cares out around Issaquah and Snoqualmie Pass is about the best area I have found so far. Just head off into the back roads and you find many places with great scenery, no driveways, nice rides out that way.

And as for the who cares about streight line speeds, well I do. I get a kick out of going as fast as I can, streight line or whatever. Twisties are certainly more of a challenge and it takes a ton of skill to go fast in the corners. While it may not take much skill to twist the throttle all the way in 5th or 6th gear it sure is fun. Maybe someday I won't want to go really fast a lot but it's been 10 years so far and I still get a kick out of it. In my cars before and now on my bike. I mean why does anyone buy a sportbike? Personally I'd like a ferrari but this was a whole lot cheaper. :)

Heh supposedly the new 250z has a top speed of 183mph with ~250hp, and a price tag of 27,000 for the base model.
 

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I think your problem comes when your speeding all the time.

Stick to the slow lane or just to don't go passing cars all the time. Just go really, really fast till you get to the car in front of you. Then go slow for a bit. Just make sure your not the fastest vehicle on the road. Thats what I aim for.

Reminds me the other day my wallet blew out of my pocket riding during rush hour (I-205 portland, OR). The wind had some how unzipped it. I tell you when you have your pay check in it your going to go very fast looking for it. I thought I felt it blow out and as soon as I realized it did. I just gunned it till I made it to the next exit. Turned around floored it again till I was at the next exit to get to the other side of the freeway and retrace my steps.. Thank god I found it. No telling how many vehicle ran over it.

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I agree with Zak- the WORST place to be in WA while speeding is the car pool lane! I do like he was saying, I will safely and as stealthly (is that a word??) as possible pass a car in the fast lane. Check my six and... BAM!!!! pin it until I reach the next car. Sneak around it... no cops around?..? BAM!!! Do it again..Repeat as neccesary!:D
 

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Speeding in the carpool lane.

Yeah I hear you about speeding in the carpool lane. Been nailed twice for speeding on my way to work in the carpool lane. Thank god for good lawyers. :)

So now I don't speed as much in rush hour traffic and keep my high speed runs out in the middle of nowhere.
 

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Krsteen, get a race license. If you want straight line speed, then get a race license in OR and race at PIR. It has a longer straight than Pacific Raceway, and a back straight if you don't get enough on the front (but it is shorter than the front). In any event, that was how I got the speed out of my system until I stopped racing.

If that is just not to your liking, then I suggest not speeding in your own backyard, at least that is my cardinal rule. I speed some, but not around where I live or commute.

The best areas I have been on for going fast is central OR, thru Wheeler County and the counties going south from there. I have been on every road in central OR that is on the official state map. There are straights that go for 10-16 miles, if that is what you want. You still got critters to contend with, and some of it is open range so the critters could be big. Wheeler County has 1500 people in the whole county, so there are not many law enforcement personnel, and you will find similar situations in other adjacent counties. I also love this part of the world as far as just being there, more than any other area. It is beautiful country with lots of wonderful people living there. I can't seem to stay away from that part of the U.S.

Ride to The Dalles for your first day, then ride down to John Day or Dayville (there is a nice bed and breakfast there), then you can ride in many directions for days. There are routes to Hermiston, Burns, and Lakeview, all with lonesome stretches of highway. But you have to have some days to do it.

Sorry it is far away. I suggest the race license if you cannot travel to beautiful Central Oregon or just accept that you have to go the speed limit around King County, Sno. County and Pierce County. There are the Chuckanut Flats (Skagit/Whatcom Counties), but that does get radared and if you get caught, a reckless driving ticket (what you get for going way fast) will result in your license being suspended.

That race license is looking better all the time, huh?:cool:
 

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If you want to come clear up to b'ham theres a lot of places, at night theres even more:drool: :drool:

however top speed on our bikes stock is in 5th and can be reached pretty quick:p
 

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krsteen,

If your looking for a close fun ride, check out some of the roads near Duval and Fall City. There is a good mix of tight twisties and long straight shots where we have hit speeds well over 150. As you may already know, the area is mostly farm land so there isn't the congestion and cross-streets to deal with, making high-speed runs easier and safer (not sure if high-speed and safe belong in the same sentence?). You may see a cop, but then again it's not as likely as on I-405, and at 150, well he's gotta catch ya. Cheers...:D
 

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I love to go very fast also but I make my living driving truck and CAN NOT afford to get tickets, would lose CDL. I do as some said short brust of speed and then back out of it for a little while and then do it again. Been thinking about track time?
Bob.
 

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I live in Marysville and know a number of good roads around here.

However if you want to do top speed runs... get yourself EAST of the mountains. Too much traffic and too many cops over here.

Oh, and by "EAST of the mountains"I mean the track at SPOKANE.. the one with the longest straight on a closed circuit in north america. The racers on the open class bikes hit 190.... so I think you can top out your 900rr..... if you ride very well:p
 

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if you feel like heading east, on the way to pullman there is a straight on highway 26 that i swear must be about 10 miles long.

goto mapquest and search for "Hatton, Wa" youll see :)
 

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go to Germany dude.........you can have all the fast your right hand can grab. Pick your favorite stretch of isolated autobahn or the baddest 2 lane country road you can find. Its like track day except you don't have to stay on the track. All you have to worry about is survival.........Germans don't play with bullshot speed limits and even when they do post them there won't be a polizei within 50 kilometers. Have fun and lay off the bier until the bike is back in drydock.
 

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Some people don't even stop for cops. I had a sneaky cop in an unmarked SUV thank me for pulling over. I guess when you're on a rocket, they assume you'll run away or something.

Oh and that cop ticketed me for $250.
 
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