Do you feel lucky? Well do you punk?
So, was I really lucky this morning or what?
My normal ride to work takes in a section of road, the limit is 45 mph, it's a straight road, about 1 mile long, with farm fields each side of it. The start of the road has a tight 90 degree right hand bend, the other end has a round-a-bout where I turn left!
I normally tip into it the first turn at 40+ mph, I'm normally doing about 60+ mph out of this bend. A 1 mile straight where I don't normally stick to 45 mph, then a round-a-bout, which if it's clear I like to enter at maybe 30 mph to turn left at. That's my 2 corners I get to see every day.
Today there was an SUV 1/2 way down the straight, so I decided to back it off from the 60 mph I was doing as I exited the first right hander. 1/2 way down the road I find a motorcycle police man with a speed camera. DOH! He's definitely clocked me as I exited the turn at an indicated 60. He looks up at me and shakes his head and leaves me to go on....
I know for a fact my speedo over-reads by 6mph @ 60mph. (Radar verified). So I was probably "painted" doing a true speed of 54 in a 45. Would you normally expect to be let off at this speed, on an unpopulated piece of road, or was he being kind?
Either way. Kudos to the police around here, they don't seem very heavy handed. Nothing like I expected from all the bashing they get on this forum!
PS. Stuck to the speed limits the rest of the way in to work! Man! I need to get another track-day booked to get the desire to go fast out of my system for a while.
Last edited by trebor27; 11-14-2012 at 01:14 PM.