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.
A few years back I exceeded 140 mph on my BMW K1200LT in Florida enroute to Pensacola. I had plenty of throttle left, but didn't want to press my luck. That bike is a cruising dream after 5 mph; before that it's a thousand pound hog to wrestle.