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310 km/h (192 mph) on German autobahn

There is (another) crazy Finn with a videocamera on German autobahn.


http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...83016683181768


I was only doing 202 km/h (by Garmin) and I thought that was cool (and scary). But add 100 km/h to that... not for me, thank you!

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He averaged 268 kph during the time of the video.

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I had to laugh out loud at the use of his left turn signal as he changed from the right lane to the left.....AS IF someone was going to be passing him!

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And he used his signals most of time to change lanes. Not sure I would want to go that fast with traffic though. 120 is enough for me.

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And he used his signals most of time to change lanes. Not sure I would want to go that fast with traffic though. 120 is enough for me.
I could tell it was the Autobahn by the way he only stayed in the left lane just long enough to make his pass, then he got right back into the right lane. Here in the U.S., if some old fart is doing 60 MPH in the left lane they think they own it.
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Here is the same guy hanging behind a pretty fast Audi. Too bad his bike's windshield was not clean...crazy guy(s) anyway!

http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...25164815322188

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Myths and reality..

It was very cool to see how driving should be done on a highway. You pass on the left and then get over to the right.

Even with that Audi doing 150MPH plus, he moves over the right to let faster traffic pass.

The myth here in the U.S. is that speed kills. The reality is that it's lack of skill, inadequate rules, lax rule enforcement and allowing for the lowest possible standards for the road.

The myth about the high speeds in Germany on the no limit Autobahn is that it is more dangerous than U.S. highways. The reality is that due to road building standards, rule enforcement and high level of skills to be demonstrated, they are roughly equal in accident rates and far safer in terms of deaths per passenger mile driven than the our highways. Data HERE

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It was very cool to see how driving should be done on a highway. You pass on the left and then get over to the right.

Even with that Audi doing 150MPH plus, he moves over the right to let faster traffic pass.

The myth here in the U.S. is that speed kills. The reality is that it's lack of skill, inadequate rules, lax rule enforcement and allowing for the lowest possible standards for the road.

The myth about the high speeds in Germany on the no limit Autobahn is that it is more dangerous than U.S. highways. The reality is that due to road building standards, rule enforcement and high level of skills to be demonstrated, they are roughly equal in accident rates and far safer in terms of deaths per passenger mile driven than the our highways. Data HERE

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When traveling in many states this summer, it seemed to me that most of the U.S. abides by this except in California. I really do believe it can be done. I've seen it happen Billy, really. You gotta believe me.

Nice data site too. You sures do reads a lot.

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I was only doing 202 km/h (by Garmin) and I thought that was cool (and scary).
I got up to 235 kph (145 mph) on the autobahn riding an R1100S. At first I could only go about 220 kph but I was able to draft a Mercedes and get a little extra speed. (I didn't have a GPS so I doubt that I was actually doing 235 kph but it was still a hoot!!)
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There is (another) crazy Finn with a videocamera on German autobahn. Regards
Ari,

Thanks for sharing. I thought I was nuts.

Great video, absolute mad man doing the driving.

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Cool I'd move to Germany, at least in the summer!

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It was very cool to see how driving should be done on a highway. You pass on the left and then get over to the right.....
Loved your link, especially this clip...

German citizens and officials, including traffic safety researchers, appear to support the practice of not posting speed limits on autobahns outside of urban areas. According to officials of Germany's Ministry of Transport, most of the reasons given for implementing speed limits, i.e., safety, fuel conservation, etc., are not adequately supported by the facts.

I recently got pulled over in Frankfurt, GR, leaving Automechanika Expo. The cop was on a BMW. He was a great guy, spoke some English and loved my German. He said that since I ride a better BMW than he rides every day he was considering raising my fine! I had cut thru some stripes on the road to do a flip....frowned upon there! He said my fine should be over 200 Euro, but since I was a BMW owner and could speak some German, he would charge the lowest fine in his book, 35 Euro. He then said follow me and I'll show you the fast way to where you are going due to road construction your rental BMW nav is not aware of ...then he pulls a wheellie and off we go. Great guy and a fast, fine rider.

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When traveling in many states this summer, it seemed to me that most of the U.S. abides by this except in California. I really do believe it can be done. I've seen it happen Billy, really. You gotta believe me.

Nice data site too. You sures do reads a lot.
--but since we've be Kalifornicated with all this migratory influx NOBODY moves over.(1976 13 million, 2006--39 million we think!!)

My trip today on I-20 was zigging and zgging through the masses dead-set on blocking ALL lanes.
What a PITA, not like it used to be--DRIVE FRIENDLY-- remember that from the 60's and 70's--NOT anymore.

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That Blackbird must have some serious modifications - or his speedo is overreading - the standard 'bird was only good for 280Km/h - DAMHIK

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This weekend I met a couple young German guys--a writer and a photographer--travelling thru. I asked if they were riders--one was--and asked him if he had seen this video clip. He replied that he had not but had heard of it or one similar, and said that he heard reports in Germany that the rider recently died in a crash on the autobahn. I hope it isn't true. Anyone know more about the rider in the clip?

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When traveling in many states this summer, it seemed to me that most of the U.S. abides by this except in California. I really do believe it can be done. I've seen it happen Billy, really. You gotta believe me.

Nice data site too. You sures do reads a lot.
well it doesn;t happen in
FL , GA, TN, NC, SC, Va, West Va, PA, NJ, OH MS, LA PARTICULARLY In I.diots O.ut W.andering A.round!!, or IL. indiana wasn;t too bad though.

heck the only place that folks are half decent are Texas, Ar NM OK KS, from my expereince



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This weekend I met a couple young German guys--a writer and a photographer--travelling thru. I asked if they were riders--one was--and asked him if he had seen this video clip. He replied that he had not but had heard of it or one similar, and said that he heard reports in Germany that the rider recently died in a crash on the autobahn. I hope it isn't true. Anyone know more about the rider in the clip?
I am pretty sure this particular Finnish Honda rider is still alive and kicking...
At least judging from his homepage that was updated Sept 29th.

http://juhani.exdecfinland.org/~tforsell/

And I am sure that if anything that dramatical would have happened to him, it would have been announced on our m/c websites. No such news in Finland...

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