is speeding like addiction to drugs ?

is speeding like addiction to drugs ?

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gsr8

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57 posts

120 months

Wednesday 13th May 2009
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Starting to question myself here. Am i totaly addicted to speed ( not the drug thanks ). Am middle age dabbled a bit with drugs in the past nothing much never found them addictive., but all the time i need to go faster, not in stupid places, schools etc, just country lanes and motoways. ive done track days, bit of single stage rallying in the 90's. But its never enough always want more.
Trouble is i dont have the money to spend on loads of track days or rallying again. so were do i get kicks from ?.
Most be loads on here in the same boat. so whats the answer. is it addictive ?. and can anything stop it or do i wait for the an inevitable conclusion !.
I think it is, am not moaning cos i enjoy every minute am doing it.
But with all the crack downs going on over it can i carry on speeding.
Answers on a postcard please smile

BlueSmoke

4,036 posts

128 months

Wednesday 13th May 2009
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I am in the same boat. Absolutely addicted, the greatest rush going. How the hell I am supposed to get through the rest of my life without misbehaving, I do not know frown

Shay HTFC

3,512 posts

123 months

Wednesday 13th May 2009
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You could mix the two and drive at 30mph whilst blitzed on crack?

glazbagun

8,995 posts

131 months

Wednesday 13th May 2009
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I used to get this on the motorway. I used to be Mr Fuel Economy everywhere, then after running later and later on occasions, and pushing my speed higher & higher, I'd find it wouldnt come down unless I'd just had a holiday/break from my car. Not healthy. I'm currently carless, but when I get back behind the wheel, I'm going to have to get a track snotter.

RDMcG

12,639 posts

141 months

Wednesday 13th May 2009
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Addictive,addictive. Get to Autobahn or track every chance I get........
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Crusoe

3,860 posts

165 months

Wednesday 13th May 2009
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some cars feel faster than others, get something loud, low to the ground, open toped with short gearing and it will feel like you are racing around when you are under the speed limit. Skinny tyres with log grip also help if you want to have low speed fun.

whitevanman88

1,012 posts

114 months

Wednesday 13th May 2009
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I had this. And I have a cure!

Get a small car, say clio, micra, corsa with a 1.2, or ideally a 1.0.

Use that as your daily drive for a bit, you will find it extremely entertaining to drive without breaking the limit!

Seriously, it does work.

DrYazz

881 posts

113 months

Wednesday 13th May 2009
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Buy a G-Wizz - that should stop you speeding.

Kozy

3,161 posts

152 months

Wednesday 13th May 2009
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It is an addiction as it gets the adrenaline flowing.

gsr8

Original Poster:

57 posts

120 months

Wednesday 13th May 2009
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[quote=whitevanman88]I had this. And I have a cure!

Get a small car, say clio, micra, corsa with a 1.2, or ideally a 1.0.

Use that as your daily drive for a bit, you will find it extremely entertaining to drive without breaking the limit!

Seriously, it does work.[/quote

Tried that just didnt work for me, sorry.
always went back to more powerful cars.

RacerMDR

5,041 posts

144 months

Wednesday 13th May 2009
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start racing......you'll never get to drive a car like it on the roads ever - no matter how fast you drive.


thats includes track days........in my experience, very very slow compared to racers.....

get a cheap ex race car.......and rag the bks of it.

simple!


Edited by RacerMDR on Wednesday 13th May 15:43

gsr8

Original Poster:

57 posts

120 months

Wednesday 13th May 2009
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RacerMDR said:
start racing......you'll never get to drive a car like it on the roads ever - no matter how fast you drive.
Started rallying on a budget ha. ended up just throwing every penny i had into it. just wanted more.
if i started racing it would take over my life again, plus hav'nt got that money anymore frown

RacerMDR

5,041 posts

144 months

Wednesday 13th May 2009
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gsr8 said:
RacerMDR said:
start racing......you'll never get to drive a car like it on the roads ever - no matter how fast you drive.
Started rallying on a budget ha. ended up just throwing every penny i had into it. just wanted more.
if i started racing it would take over my life again, plus hav'nt got that money anymore frown
isn't rallying really expensive though? You can get cheaper forms of circuit racing..... :-)

or like I say - pick up a ex race car for 10k.......and do test days if you have your ARDS.

Somewhere like Cadwell will keep you entertained........if you bin it - just fix it.... biggrin

FTJoe

237 posts

116 months

Wednesday 13th May 2009
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I do find it difficult to just "sit" on the motorway at 70-75 if other people go past me. Seem to often end up 10-15mph over the limit wherever I am.

I don't fly around town centres at 100mph, but on open, clear country roads and the like I do struggle to stay within the limit.

I certainly can't afford track days either or trips to Germany but then in almost 9 years of motoring I've never had a single offence, ever been stopped or flashed and the only 2 "accidents" I've had I've been going less than 10mph and barely damaged my car at all, so I'd consider myself safe enough smile

swampy56

560 posts

126 months

Wednesday 13th May 2009
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In my case its NOT the speed I'm addicted to, its the acceleration, something that many bike riders will say as well! Being planted into the back of the seat, you cant beat it!woohoo

Gazboy

52,247 posts

185 months

Wednesday 13th May 2009
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whitevanman88 said:
I had this. And I have a cure!

Get a small car, say clio, micra, corsa with a 1.2, or ideally a 1.0.

Use that as your daily drive for a bit, you will find it extremely entertaining to drive without breaking the limit!

Seriously, it does work.
You are joking? I've got a 1.3 daily driver and I still drive it flat out on the motorway. The only difference is that the offence is a 28 day ban rather than 6-9 months in prison.

RacerMDR

5,041 posts

144 months

Wednesday 13th May 2009
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in fairness my daily driver is a C2 Diesel.

and i go from stationary to flat out everywhere.

if I had a Ferrari - that would be 190 or whatever - I am only limited by the cars top speed - not my own.

Plus around the corners.......it goes pretty quick to be honest. Its way fast enough for the road with all the slow people about

I think there is also the issue that the speed limits are outdated and very low

Edited by RacerMDR on Wednesday 13th May 16:08

Alex

9,437 posts

218 months

Wednesday 13th May 2009
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Why drink and drive, when you can smoke dope and fly?

hehe

jayfish

6,012 posts

137 months

Wednesday 13th May 2009
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no it's not like drug addiction.










spare us a tenner for some 98 RON guv'nor?

VladD

7,222 posts

199 months

Wednesday 13th May 2009
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What about karting? That has to be a relatively cheap form of motorsport.

Either that or move to the Isle of Man. biggrin