We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I remember several years ago, there was a spate of similar videos where people would video themselves and their friends racing through city streets. I wouldn't say that never considered something like that, but I was a lot younger then...
#2-- The end of that movie always cracks me up. I remember first watching it at a dinner get-together of the Morgan Motor Club in the early Eighties (back when it was basicallya bootleg videotape and not easy to find).
I visited my daughter;s art gallery yesterday. It is in Vnece, CA and is very highbrow in what is thought to be highbrow in Los Angeles. They sell paintings which range in price from a low of $30,000 to $850,000. She saw a customer buy an $850,000 painting right off the wall a few months ago.
She does not own the gallery but is an archivist and is organizing it for new larger things in the future. I looked at the paintings and had a reaction similar to my reaction at the London Museum of Modern Art a few years ago. I am reminded of a statement I read a few years ago about how the upper classes of Britain were adopting the culture of the lowest class.
Remember, those are Canadian mph. About 185mph US.
There was a time, before GoPros, that I used to do that sort of thing out in the country away from traffic. I've had my bike up to 150 indicated. Don't tell Mrs. WhiteRockKitchens.
Sadly for me, the bike is gone.
The new bikes are quite incredible.
I've had the opportunity to air out a Porsche 911 once too. The sensation of speed is not quite the same. 20 grand for a top of the line bike vs 100K for the car. The bike is way more fun. The Porsche feels like you are on your couch at home compared to the bike.
The fastest sensation of speed I've ever had though was in a sailboat. It's quite amazing. You are going maybe 15mph, but the speed feels amazing.
I have driven motorcycles as fast as 128 mph (wouldn't go any faster) but on a straight road with no traffic it feels like 70+ . Hard to tell the difference. I have driven on the autobahn at 150 mph or so and every now and then a Porsche or big Mercedes will come up behind you and flash you over so they can pass. There was no speed limit on the autobahn back then, I think there is a speed limit today.