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Re: Keeping track of personal and family best speeds
« Reply #25 on: August 28, 2021, 10:29:19 PM »

My guess is around 160 km/h (100 mph) on the 401. I didn't even notice until I looked down  :D. I rarely reach 150 since in Ontario, you'll lose your licence for 30 days and your car for 14 days.

I have a G2 for now (and will probably for a while due to driving test backlogs) so personally, I've never driven faster than 135 ish km/h.

I actually once got pulled over at 134 on the 401 near Gananoque. I didn't get a ticket, but if I did, it would have been a financial disaster (more expensive ticket, even higher insurance, etc)... so I avoid driving that fast now...
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Re: Keeping track of personal and family best speeds
« Reply #26 on: August 31, 2021, 12:44:00 PM »

I actually once got pulled over at 134 on the 401 near Gananoque. I didn't get a ticket, but if I did, it would have been a financial disaster (more expensive ticket, even higher insurance, etc)... so I avoid driving that fast now...

Meanwhile, several of us on here have driven 134 km/h legally.
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Re: Keeping track of personal and family best speeds
« Reply #27 on: September 02, 2021, 04:13:52 PM »

I actually once got pulled over at 134 on the 401 near Gananoque. I didn't get a ticket, but if I did, it would have been a financial disaster (more expensive ticket, even higher insurance, etc)... so I avoid driving that fast now...

Meanwhile, several of us on here have driven 134 km/h legally.
I will make sure to drive 134 legally once you open your borders
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Re: Keeping track of personal and family best speeds
« Reply #28 on: September 02, 2021, 04:26:22 PM »



I actually once got pulled over at 134 on the 401 near Gananoque. I didn't get a ticket, but if I did, it would have been a financial disaster (more expensive ticket, even higher insurance, etc)... so I avoid driving that fast now...

Meanwhile, several of us on here have driven 134 km/h legally.

I will make sure to drive 134 legally once you open your borders

The one time I drove TX-130, I was leading another vehicle on our way down to Mexico.  The other driver said she had never driven 85 mph before—so, the first time she ever did, it was perfectly legal.
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Re: Keeping track of personal and family best speeds
« Reply #29 on: September 02, 2021, 04:31:55 PM »

80 mph because I'm not going to vastly exceed the flow of traffic in rural areas and run the risk of a small-town cop going ballistic on me. Even 5 over on a US highway is enough to be pulled over and grilled for 30 minutes, as I got to enjoy in Idaho.

Also, my overall land speed record is 280 kmh / 175 mph on the ICE high-speed train between Dortmund and Berlin. Hard to beat that in a car.

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Re: Keeping track of personal and family best speeds
« Reply #30 on: September 02, 2021, 04:39:22 PM »

Back to the OP...  My family doesn't keep track of each other's top speeds.  But from what I've heard, back in the day (late 1960s? early 1970s?), a couple of my uncles and their friends used to try and one-up each other for the fastest drive between Kansas City and Wichita on the turnpike.
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Re: Keeping track of personal and family best speeds
« Reply #31 on: September 02, 2021, 04:41:59 PM »

80 mph because I'm not going to vastly exceed the flow of traffic in rural areas and run the risk of a small-town cop going ballistic on me. Even 5 over on a US highway is enough to be pulled over and grilled for 30 minutes, as I got to enjoy in Idaho.

It is ironic and annoying that the cops are most likely to pull you over where it's least dangerous to speed.

Back when Illinois was 65 on rural Interstates but Chicagoland was all 55 on its expressways, I actually felt less at risk of being pulled over going 78 mph in Chicagoland than I did going 78 mph between, say, Effingham and Mount Vernon.  Which is stupid.
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Re: Keeping track of personal and family best speeds
« Reply #32 on: September 02, 2021, 05:51:48 PM »

Also, my overall land speed record is 280 kmh / 175 mph on the ICE high-speed train between Dortmund and Berlin. Hard to beat that in a car.
For my fastest land speed, 300 km/h on a train between Shanghai and Hangzhou. Most of my other China HSR rides are on slower 200-250 km/h trains, and the only other HSR I’ve been on that’s close is the Tokaido Shinkansen in Japan, which tops at 285 km/h.
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Re: Keeping track of personal and family best speeds
« Reply #33 on: September 02, 2021, 06:28:47 PM »

My land speed would be the Shanghai Maglev, I believe went up to 400 km/h.
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Re: Keeping track of personal and family best speeds
« Reply #34 on: September 02, 2021, 06:32:13 PM »

I've gone 300 km/h (186 mph) several times on a train between Zaragoza and Madrid (and a few others, but that is the section I've done the most). That is my overall speed record. While driving I mostly stick to the speed limits, so 120 km/h (75 mph) is the upper bound for me.
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Re: Keeping track of personal and family best speeds
« Reply #35 on: September 03, 2021, 11:32:45 AM »

Pushed the WRX up to 135 on US-67 (Future I-57) on a rather straight and deserted stretch north of the White River crossing.  It had more to give, but I didn't have enough sightline to definitively determine that oncoming traffic wasn't of the popo variety.  Cable barriers limit their ability to whip around quickly, at least.
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Re: Keeping track of personal and family best speeds
« Reply #36 on: December 26, 2021, 08:04:13 PM »

My top is up to 99mph, on Route 192 east of Rebersburg. I set out with the mission of driving a hundred without risking the wrath of the state police (the parallel road is I-80, but no trooper will ever be running radar on the almost-deserted 192). I got up to 90 several times, but by the time I hit the county line and turned around, my top was 96. On the way back, I had a long straightaway and dropped the hammer, getting to 99mph, but the road started sloping upwards and my dad's Civic couldn't sustain the speed.
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Re: Keeping track of personal and family best speeds
« Reply #37 on: December 26, 2021, 08:17:25 PM »

I've been passenger of a rental car my dad was driving, and we wanted to test just how fast the car could go. We hit 210 km/h (130 mph!) on a straight stretch of QC 132 somewhere along the Gaspé peninsula.
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