Some Lessons Are Never Learned... OtherS Take ForeveR To FuckinG MasteR...๐Ÿ˜ฎโ—  

Paulxx001 64M
9439 posts
9/30/2021 7:38 am

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Some Lessons Are Never Learned... OtherS Take ForeveR To FuckinG MasteR...๐Ÿ˜ฎโ—

I like irrational speed; I always have. Yet โ€” supposedly โ€” I'm somewhat educated if you consider University schooling worth anything. But I can't get my head around driving slow. In the last month, I've paid a MAMMOTH price for my arrogance. I thought I was above the law.

The first time I ever felt neck warping acceleration was when I was twenty and drove my friend's Porsche. I hit two hundred miles per hour. We blistered down that brilliantly lit highway in a fantastic blur. The sound of whistling wind, the wild vibration โ€” the feeling of imminent danger โ€” tickled my nerves and quenched my brain with endorphins that I couldn't explain. But I grinned.

With cars I've owned, the best I could do is about a hundred and twenty miles per hour; 'limiters' prevented anything more. But it was enough to give me a rush. Many decades have passed, and I thought I'd mellowed โ€” become more responsible โ€” until last month.

I don't know what's tripped me up.

Luck had created a false sense of security. I felt as if I was untouchable. When I saw the red, white and blue flashing lights in my rear-view... my heart sank. For fuck's sake! What a bitch. Nothing to say; no excuses, lesson learned, right? Act your age โ€” fucktard!

Nope... not me.

One week later, different highway, same result. For fuck's sake โ€” NO! But bad luck and stupidity cluster in threes. Sure enough, six days more, and I'm dishing out my driver's license AGAIN. I tried to look sad and remorseful โ€” it's the ONLY thing I could think of.

I guess what I'm saying is, I don't know why they don't have TWO sets of rules.

One set for those who know and love to drive fast โ€” and are capable โ€” and another bunch of rules for everyone else.

Damn, I keep making the same mistakes over and over again. I'm not looking for sympathy, or advice or anything. I love momentum, and I've realized I'm not cut out for this country and its tepid traffic regulations.

Now Germany; they have the right idea. That nation has exclusive lanes โ€” on their autobahns โ€” with NO speed limit.

I'm a bit distraught... and thinking about starting a 'G.o F.und M.e' campaign; 'Driving School Instructor, hoping to make a difference.' ๐Ÿ˜ถ

..........

You can't discuss anything with a female cop; they're stone cold.


Paulxx001 64M
21889 posts
9/30/2021 7:40 am

Whatever...
I'll learn.
... *ugh*... ๐Ÿ˜‘


Paulxx001 64M
21889 posts
9/30/2021 7:40 am

What's YOUR irrevocable vice, however plain or wild? ๐Ÿค”


author51 58F  
125833 posts
9/30/2021 7:53 am

Unfortunately my leadfoot friend in this country, putting your pedal to the metal is not recommended, nor is being a need for speed demon. Others to consider on the highways and bi-ways other than ourselves.We all know how quick and easy it is to lose control behind the wheel and take either your own life, or God forbid someone else's just due to stupidity and careless, reckless driving.. Slow The Fuck Down my friend...No sympathy from me on this issue Hun....xoxo

You can never have enough JOY in your life...xoxo

RIDE


Paulxx001 replies on 9/30/2021 3:09 pm:
You're right.
But unlike those days of my irresponsible youth, these infractions were borderline flashes of stupidity. Nothing crazy.
Now... if I'd been driving at two hundred โ€” I'd have deserved what I had coming to me.
I'm so fricken sad. ๐Ÿ˜”
I'm going to walk around for a bit and get some exercise. ๐Ÿ˜ถโ—โ—โ—

GhostofH 62M
22241 posts
9/30/2021 8:12 am

I hear ya on this one, Paul. Put me in the same class. For years I used to 'street race', now with traffic and speed cameras, it's almost impossible, unless you find a quite road someplace. American Graffiti anyone?
I too have a lead foot, and sometimes the track simply doesn't do it, but it should. And while I too have contributed more than my fair share of revenue to the county fund, I can't help but think that when I see the flashing lights in my mirror that it's a challenge to my skill. Alas my days of eluding my pursuers are gone. Damn helicopters.... grrrr..... But in my youth..... *grins*


Paulxx001 replies on 9/30/2021 3:21 pm:
My foot isn't lead. I prefer to view it at designer titanium; strategic and poised for an opening.

Helicopters? Ok... THAT'S wild. Should I ask? ๐Ÿค”

I took the challenge to outrun them โ€” once. A twenty-two-wheeler gently weaved into the left lane, blocked my escape and left me dangling. Thank goodness I'm a good 'bullshitter' โ€” I meant 'lucid speaker' โ€” I talked my outta serious consequences, on THAT occasion.
I should seek out a track, but I'm simply looking for open road, in front of me.
You know what I mean.

Helicopters? Kool. โ—โ—โ—

spunkycumfun 61M/66F
39276 posts
9/30/2021 8:20 am

The police are hot on speeding here in the UK as well. If you drive on many West African roads, there's no speed limit but the trouble is that you can't speed because they're so potholed, rocky and muddy!


Paulxx001 replies on 9/30/2021 3:24 pm:
Potholes? lol... Tell me about them. With the winters in THIS city โ€” WE invented them.
*UGH*๐Ÿ˜ฉ
So, I'm presuming you follow the posted numbers? ๐Ÿค”

62Mature4young 62M
228 posts
9/30/2021 9:06 am

I've had near-misses--by less than 20 feet, changing lanes or heading off someone who sought to changes lanes coming at me. It felt sooo exhilarating, that I felt more alive than ever before.

I took a tank up a bald knob of rock, risking my very life to do so--I was repremanded verbally...and patted on the back for having the guts to do it.

Some years later, working as an arborist and free climber (no safety lines, no tree spikes--just bare handed climbing), I topped a tree and it came out wrong--I and 56 ft of tree top fell 70 ft to the driveway below--that really slowed me down.... I've taken similar chances since but as I've matured I have come to respect my ability to walk unaided more than my love for risks. I am reminded most every day of all the extra metal parts I still carry inside me--and I still cut and split my own firewood to this day, more than 30 years later.


Paulxx001 replies on 9/30/2021 3:46 pm:
Grill to grill, calculated acceleration, small two-lane country roads; what a rush! I hear you.

Now about that tank and those trees? Ya got me there. lol ๐Ÿ˜‚

I chose sky diving as my outlet for that 'risk-wish'; ten thousand feet โ€” seemed like a plan.

No safety line? I'm trying to wrap my head around THAT one.

I don't know... SPEED does it for me. Yeah, I always think I'm playing with 'house money'; better, than that guy rocketing towards me. You know what I mean? ๐Ÿค”

What type of tank was it?

scoupe42 58M  
12801 posts
9/30/2021 11:15 am

We all, at one time love to drive fast and see how fast the car can go. Back in the day, there was some young guys that love to race, they was around 21 and 23, to make a long story short, them didn't get and older, and one was beheaded. They both legacy ended that day. This was a lesson, to many in that time in my teens.


Paulxx001 replies on 9/30/2021 3:48 pm:
Hmmm... that's a sad lesson to learn. Of course, by the time you're dead, it's too late to learn it.

Or ya think they have racetracks in... ugh... heaven? ๐Ÿค”

silk_petal_rose 58F
2317 posts
9/30/2021 11:40 am

hahaha yes Paul I'm laughing. you must be made out of money with all those tickets.

silky...


Paulxx001 replies on 9/30/2021 3:49 pm:
Macaroni and Cheese ๐Ÿง€ for the next two and a half years.

Paulxx001 replies on 9/30/2021 3:50 pm:
Happy to make you smile.

smartasswoman 64F  
35211 posts
9/30/2021 12:02 pm

Yikes Paul, what happens to your car insurance rates when you get three speeding tickets in a short period of time?

I'm the polar opposite of you and I know for a fact that I annoy other drivers when I follow the speed limit. Especially since the city recently reduced speed limits to 20 mph for neighborhood streets and 25 mph for "artery" streets (32K and 40K in your terms).


Paulxx001 replies on 9/30/2021 4:02 pm:
I've had SUCH a good record with my company for SO many years; I'm expecting leniency.
Perhaps they'll understand and... Uhm... send me for counselling? ๐Ÿค”

They do my home insurance as well. I'm hopeful. I promise โ€” if asked โ€” that I'll be a good boy from now on. โ— ๐Ÿ˜Ž

You're probably right; YOU would infuriate me. I'd glare, or not. I'm trying to change. Would you smile back? ๐Ÿค”

Is THAT possible? ๐Ÿ˜ถ

mufdiver69er2 61M  
1803 posts
9/30/2021 4:42 pm

my bit of crazy was back in 78..like most of my stories..while on a trip from san diego to la..i,in my 78 280z came up on a 240z...hmmm..fuel injected vs twin mikuni carbs..i looked at him...he at me..and it was on..interstate 5 northbound lit up..my speedo displayed up to 180..didnt miss it by much...oh..the fi vs twin carbs? who knows..we both decided enough was enough at the same time...my final take is..i know better...now...

woop woop


Paulxx001 replies on 9/30/2021 5:20 pm:
The 280, and the subsequent series โ€” were ALL great. I used to watch as they'd rip away from me.

Didn't know about those subtle differences. Still, it sounds like a heart-skipper. And THOSE, are the best. lol ๐Ÿ˜‚
I hear ya.

Damn, there was this one time I tried to face a 300Z with my Honda, 5-speed sport coupe. Damn, what a joke. I was blown outta the water. He, had a sense of humor and slowed down, nodded and waved โ€” before he gunned it into the distance.

There's speed, and then there's SPEED!

You know what I mean.
You still have that classic car? ๐Ÿค”

mufdiver69er2 61M  
1803 posts
9/30/2021 4:45 pm

oh..and that female cop? id tell her i had stolen diamonds in my ass if i thought she would go looking....bwaaaaaaa

woop woop


Paulxx001 replies on 9/30/2021 5:25 pm:
I don't know about the female cops in YOUR local; HERE, they're nasty.

Ya know โ€” good cop, bad cop? The lady police people are fucking tough here.
And their male partners smile ; as if they know it's an act.

Except, it isn't. She never smiled once, and I shot my best, and smoothest lines at her.

Her partner, rolled his eyes. He was nice. Shook my hand. ๐Ÿ˜ถโ—โ—

Only_one_14 52F
4056 posts
9/30/2021 5:05 pm

I feel the need for speed. What I look for in a car?????? How fast does it go!! I love to hear the engine roar!!!

Yes, lady cops donโ€™t give a shit who you are and they follow the rules. Handsome man copโ€ฆ likes my cleavage!

A Man who knows how to use his tongue is extremely useful!


Paulxx001 replies on 9/30/2021 6:13 pm:
You're funny. You might like my car... or at least... my sound system.

Roar, huh? I agree with you! ๐Ÿ‘
Nothing better than the sound of a perfectly tuned engine.
Dja like speed, or are you more aligned with the hands, holding that shifter? ๐Ÿค”

mc_justmc 61M  
6837 posts
9/30/2021 5:28 pm

Yikes!!!! I got pulled over doing 95 in a 40mph zone and it cost me over $300. I think 3 high speed tickets that close together might cost you your license, here.


Paulxx001 replies on 9/30/2021 6:18 pm:
I'm only down seven points. It takes sixteen, up here, to loose it.
But, I understand what you're saying. I'm driving like a pussy, right now.
FFS...

Not, a happy camper!
That ticket you got, sounds lean, compared to what it might have cost here. Ya smiled? lol ๐Ÿ˜‚

Yeah... I'm more than a bit ticked off, at myself.

loneleix 61M
925 posts
9/30/2021 6:05 pm

For me... it was motorcycles and drag boats. One I could afford and the other I learned to build fast enough so that other people paid to have it built. 168 MPH on a motorcycle is another world, 130 MPH in a drag boat is achieved in the first quarter mile..... props don't slip or spin in the water.

I would like to say that I learned better.... but the truth is that every motorcycle I ever owned was almost immediately stressed to find the maximum speed. Some of them I only pushed that hard once... others that handled well were repeatedly pushed. It's a thing... either you like it or you don't.


Paulxx001 replies on 10/1/2021 4:59 am:
I don't think I'd be here, if I owned a bike.
Thanks for the boat idea. Damn, that seems fast for travel on water! I gotta find a friend who owns one.
I get, that need for speed! Be safe! ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ˜Š

smartasswoman 64F  
35211 posts
9/30/2021 9:05 pm

>>You're probably right; YOU would infuriate me. I'd glare, or not. I'm trying to change. Would you smile back? ๐Ÿค”

Is THAT possible? ๐Ÿ˜ถ

Well, let's put it this way. If you tailgated me and then passed me on the shoulder, in the bike lane, I don't think I would smile, I'd probably look straight ahead hoping not to further provoke you (we had a fatal case of road rage last summer - a softball coach driving with his son was killed by a stranger who he somehow managed to piss off).

On the other hand, if I then caught up with you at the next stoplight, having expended much less gas and brake lining, I might be tempted to smile.


Paulxx001 replies on 10/1/2021 5:03 am:
The shoulder? lol ๐Ÿ˜‚
No, I'm not one of THOSE.
Three lanes โ€” in both directions โ€” here for you to play in.
In any case... I've changed, and become mellow; this week. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

PonyGirl1965 55F
19947 posts
9/30/2021 11:38 pm

I love speed. I also love flying. For years I trained and showed horses to jump. It was glorious. After some falls and horses falling too I had to slow down. Or die. My body pains are pretty much all from horse crashes. I didn't get a ticket riding but the health care cost has been steep.


Paulxx001 replies on 10/1/2021 5:10 am:
Flying is something that I love, but haven't had many opportunities to enjoy with small planes.
Your horse ๐Ÿด experiences sound painful. Boy, you're brave and determined! lol ๐Ÿ˜‚
Good for you! ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ˜Š

mufdiver69er2 61M  
1803 posts
10/1/2021 4:46 pm

sadly paul after i got out of the navy i couldnt make the payments on that 78 280..sold it to my recruiter..years later in my 30's i owned a 77 280 for a few years...that 300 you mentioned? probably was a twin-turbo..the honda never stood a chance..the friends porsche you did 200 mph in? the timing sounds right for it to have been a 911..maybe a tiarga?

woop woop


Paulxx001 replies on 10/1/2021 7:10 pm:
Ya hit the nail, on ALL the heads. Perfect analysis, you've been around. I understand where you're coming from.

My current drill is to stay 'saintly', if you know what I mean. ๐Ÿ˜ถ

sexyldy1000 60F  
9340 posts
10/1/2021 6:48 pm

Speed kills. While you may have been 'lucky' up until now, why keep tempting fate? You have shared stories before about those Montreal female cops. They must have your information on speed-dial now.

Stimulate my mind and letโ€™s see what happens ๐Ÿ˜Š.
Lest We Forget


Paulxx001 replies on 10/1/2021 8:03 pm:
Death Wish?
Fully insured, and the funeral would be a gas! (*I guess I'd never know, but the playlist is set up.*)

Those f-male, vest-flexing, tight-assed, badge-flaunting vaginas in a uniform โ€” have no sense of compassion. They're 'micro-nutzi's' with an overdeveloped sense of self-appointed power and have embraced an apparent blast, of societal induced โ€” inferiority complex.

They, those fem-bots, don't have MY number โ€” they're fucked up, and as I said, lacking compassion.

I've slowed down.
But I hope I won't die in some decrepit nursing home.

I'll be alone, hitting two hundred and more and aiming for a cement wall. What a sight for the morning news. ๐Ÿ˜ฎโ—โ—๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Ž

EroticMusings2 57F  
548 posts
10/2/2021 2:00 am

Lol, from now in I shall call you Speed DEmon. So just how much in total do you have to pay>

*Creative Outlets of All Forms thru Me*


Paulxx001 replies on 10/2/2021 4:39 am:
*UGH*... Let's just say that I could have purchased a really nice wide-screen TV and replaced my fridge and stove.
My stomach hurts when I think about it. ๐Ÿ˜ถ
A lot... ๐Ÿ˜”

secret_lade 47F
8745 posts
10/2/2021 6:38 am

I've got a lead foot too. I've been stopped quite a few times over the years for speeding but have never received a speeding ticket. I think for me, I'm an instant gratification type of person, I just want to get there, to my destination, in as short an amount of time as I can. It's all about time.


Paulxx001 replies on 10/2/2021 7:39 am:
Stopped but NEVER got a ticket? ๐Ÿค”
Ok, what's your secret?
Don't tell me; I have to grow breasts and flash a pretty smile? ๐Ÿค”
Cheater! ๐Ÿ˜ฌโ—

scoupe42 58M  
12801 posts
10/4/2021 6:10 am

They might have Racetracks in Heaven? God know that we all love to do our fun things!


Paulxx001 replies on 10/4/2021 6:59 am:
Hmmm... I wonder what type of car HE drives? ๐Ÿค”

bustinout20202 64F  
925 posts
10/4/2021 9:06 am

Ha! I'm not a speedster with that high of mph, but I did go from Portland [Northern part of the state] to Grants Pass [southern OR] in about 3.5 hours once. Normally its a four - 5 hour drive.

I blame it on the music back then. I had Aerosmith on the 8-track. lol!

Here in the Seattle area the posted speeds is 60, with more rural parts on I-5 at 70. I usually go 80+...

~~~" Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift." --Mary Oliver~~~


Paulxx001 replies on 10/4/2021 12:06 pm:
80 +? ๐Ÿค”
You're in my lane; I'd be following. Eight-track... lol ๐Ÿ˜‚
Now THAT, brings back memories! ๐Ÿ‘ Drive on. โ— ๐Ÿ˜Ž

BeccaLuvs 59F
20534 posts
10/5/2021 1:28 pm

Ahh ..... Paul, and those were the days, when we were young and totally irresponsible and when we truly must have thought we were indistructable? Guess that means I also used to love zooming away as fast as I could in my youth, even in mountain passes! Plus, I was daring in many other things as well, taking chances and getting away with em! Now, I'll still take the odd chance, guess much like you in your vehicle - hey we have to still have something to tell us we're alive?!

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Paulxx001 replies on 10/5/2021 3:36 pm:
Indestructible...

Isn't it? THAT illusion haunts me.

I'm sure there's some woman who wants to share and risk my dare.

Or am I dreaming? There's no respite for the greedy.

Am I asking for too much?๐Ÿ˜Šโ—โ—๐Ÿ˜ถ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Paulxx001 replies on 10/5/2021 5:41 pm:
Here's my thing... I still love to drive fast. And I'm so much better at it.
I have no worries about how WE'D do; we'd smile. โ˜บ

But, I know what you mean. Ya ever driven in a car with a sunroof or in a convertible? Watched the stars zip by? Listened to your favorite song and felt it thump in your heart?
I should get a grip. But I can't. It's who I am.

Who are you? Are you a passenger who'll trust a friend? ๐Ÿค”

Paulxx001 replies on 10/5/2021 5:54 pm:
THAT, was an unfair question. Speed and danger, should NEVER be confused with trust. You're right.

But, I would hope you'd trust me. I'm as good as I say I am.
The police... *ugh*... fuck... THAT'S, another story. Dreams are fun to hold. ๐Ÿ˜Žโ—โ—

62Mature4young 62M
228 posts
10/7/2021 6:19 am

    Quoting 62Mature4young:
    I've had near-misses--by less than 20 feet, changing lanes or heading off someone who sought to changes lanes coming at me. It felt sooo exhilarating, that I felt more alive than ever before.

    I took a tank up a bald knob of rock, risking my very life to do so--I was repremanded verbally...and patted on the back for having the guts to do it.

    Some years later, working as an arborist and free climber (no safety lines, no tree spikes--just bare handed climbing), I topped a tree and it came out wrong--I and 56 ft of tree top fell 70 ft to the driveway below--that really slowed me down.... I've taken similar chances since but as I've matured I have come to respect my ability to walk unaided more than my love for risks. I am reminded most every day of all the extra metal parts I still carry inside me--and I still cut and split my own firewood to this day, more than 30 years later.
I was gunner and acting tank commander of an M60A1, I was stationed in Germany at the time, Was discharged, honorably, in '81

As far as safety lines go, I was never wealthy--I had to make-do and I was a free climber--no spikes, no safety-line, I just climbed up the tree trunk or threw a rope over a limb and climbed that rope, threw it over the next limb and climbed again.... The accident happened in December of '88--a week before my 30th birthday. I died aand was revived 20 times that first week--used up more than two cat's lives, and I'm still here.

Once I was working again, I still climbed trees and dropped them, and I became a stone mason, dug ditches, etc, too--now I breed Labrador Retrievers. It's an easier life tho I am on my feet quite a lot still.


Paulxx001 replies on 10/7/2021 7:53 pm:
I'm cringing, and still getting dizzy from those fricken trees.
Yep... Go for it! ๐Ÿ‘

1seeking1 56F
3745 posts
10/10/2021 6:41 am

Have you ever considered going to a race track? Some you can go with your own vehicle, and speed to your hearts content.


Paulxx001 replies on 10/10/2021 10:40 am:
THAT'S, an excellent suggestion and one, that a few people have made to me.
I'll have to look into that idea, it sounds interesting.

Not for a while of course; my disposable income for the next little while will be devoted to paying off fricken tickets. ๐Ÿ˜ถ
*UGH* *๐Ÿ˜”

Paulxx001 replies on 10/10/2021 2:06 pm:
There's a track in Tremblant but it costs MORE to drive there, than the cost of a ticket. OMG!
Dja like to drive fast โ€” with a 'trained professional'? ๐Ÿค”

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