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Re: MaxiScooter Highway Riding?
« Reply #30 on: December 17, 2016, 12:41:53 PM »
It happens the same in argentina. You always need to ride faster than traffic and never behind a car. Some believe im nuts but its the only way to be safe.


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Re: MaxiScooter Highway Riding?
« Reply #31 on: December 17, 2016, 05:48:43 PM »
You could be on to something here Wolf.
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Re: MaxiScooter Highway Riding?
« Reply #32 on: December 22, 2016, 08:04:49 AM »
It happens the same in argentina. You always need to ride faster than traffic and never behind a car. Some believe im nuts but its the only way to be safe.

Same here, especially with my 600cc Silverwing. There isn't much in the way of bike, truck, car, school bus or submarine that can out accelerate me. I always ride ahead of traffic unless it's congested and then I'm stuck for a bit.
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Re: MaxiScooter Highway Riding?
« Reply #33 on: December 22, 2016, 08:15:27 PM »
Strangely I normally use complete defensive driving technique and just let 'em pass me.  If they're ahead of me it's much easier to keep an eye on them and avoid them.

Seems to work for most driving; albeit there are times that I will be more aggressive, either for fun or if I really am in a hurry, & of course there are times when you need to use speed to get out of a bad situation. 

The later situations are rare, & in cases of a driver who is truly dangerous I've sometimes decided to take a five minute break.  That's more than enough time for them to get a few miles away, & find whatever fate awaits them without including me in it.
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Re: MaxiScooter Highway Riding?
« Reply #34 on: May 22, 2017, 09:23:38 PM »
I have been through the Los Angeles freeway system any number of times.
Always felt like a gladiator when I made it home safely.

I've got a Lot of riding experience, yet was never among the talented riders.
I was always observant and Very aggressive.  I suspect that is what got me through. Forever creating my own space.

Slow could easily get you bumped, down there.

I would avoid it today.
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Re: MaxiScooter Highway Riding?
« Reply #35 on: May 23, 2017, 04:51:44 AM »
I think a lot of it is what you're  used to.
I live and ride and drive in small town Ohio.
When in Florida I do not relax until I  get from Tampa  airport to Gulf Blvd on St Pete beach. That highway run is crazy....and I'm in a car!
Once on the beach I  enjoy coastal roads at my Ohio pace.
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Re: MaxiScooter Highway Riding?
« Reply #36 on: June 05, 2017, 11:04:38 PM »
Yes, I'm sure there's a lot of difference between an accomplished rider and one with City Smarts.
By it's nature, there's a lot more stressed out people in any big city.
I'll need to pass on that.
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Re: MaxiScooter Highway Riding?
« Reply #37 on: June 06, 2017, 06:02:52 AM »
The sweet spot for me for cruising on state highways is 65mph, even with my larger SW. If there's no one on my tail I'll go 65 but when traffic catches up go with the speed of traffic which is 70-75. Seldom use the interstate unless on a long road trip. I just find the interstate to be boring to ride and much prefer back roads. As for safety and any nervousness about the interstate I'm cool with it on my SW as it's very capable as a touring scooter. Not had the Kymco on an interstate yet and probably won't only because I don't have too as we have plenty of state highways in Texas to get around.
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