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    Sometimes you get the feeling you shouldnt race?

    Not that I am a complete race fiend but there has been a couple of nights recently where I have been aimlessly cruising around, hoping to get into a drag race with something around the same spec as my WRX or maybe even faster.
    Just as I see something quick - maybe a young dude in Dads Porsche or a charged up V8 Ute - within minutes I see a Police car, often right in the spot to trap me going way over the limit if I was actually mid race.
    Combine the uncanny ability of cops to be where I dont want to see them, with a few horrible crash vids and the fact that Victorian (Australia) laws will take my license off me for anything over 25kph beyond the speed limit - and I get the idea that maybe I should chill out and drive like my Mum for a while.

    Anyone else have this happen to them?

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    It's called "getting old". It happens to the best of us

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    i am not old, only 18 actually... but often when I am about to race i get an uneasy feeling about it, or if it is late at night, sometimes i get the urge to just open up hard on the throttle, but i dont and say, ehhh, its not worth it......... sure enough, theres always a cop coming down the road, or chillin off to the side.

    everytime this happens, i get an unsettling feeling in my stomach and thank the good lord.

    back in the day i used to race WAY to often. now i find myself thinking... (is it really worth it) and the answer is usually NO. so now i only race if conditions are good and chance of cops are low, and i have no one in my car if i will be doing dangerous speeds.

    i still do street racing on abandoned strips and stuff though.. there is very minimal chance of an incident and its set up pretty safely.
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    Originally posted by DTR maxima
    i am not old, only 18 actually...back in the day i used to race WAY to often. now i find myself thinking...
    What was that, yesterday....lol J/K

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    Racing on the street is idiotic. I mean, we all get caught up in it sometimes, but I value my life, my money, my posessions, and my driving record to much to "try and prove something" on the street.

    In the end, its just a waste of gas.

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    It usually isn't worth it, but sometimes the douchbag in the 350Z next to you needs to know he's not the hardest thing on wheels...
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    Exactly, chalk that up to being "in the moment".

    I am getting more and more used to just letting them go by.

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    Originally posted by NJwrbT-WRX
    Exactly, chalk that up to being "in the moment".

    I am getting more and more used to just letting them go by.

    -joe
    I'm in the same boat. I don't let the moments happen anymore

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    "Sometimes you get the feeling you shouldn't race?"

    NOPE

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    Originally posted by trainrex
    I'm in the same boat. I don't let the moments happen anymore
    Yea, they've been getting further and further apart for me too...
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    Originally posted by MidKnight
    Yea, they've been getting further and further apart for me too...
    Doesn't it suck??? I remember when I didn't give a sh!t....It was great!!!

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    Originally posted by trainrex
    What was that, yesterday....lol J/K


    lol, no.. its was like 2 years ago when i first got my license.
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    Originally posted by DTR maxima


    lol, no.. its was like 2 years ago when i first got my license.
    Sorry, couldn't resist

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    Originally posted by trainrex
    It's called "getting old". It happens to the best of us
    Old? Im not old! Now that I have a new plastic hip and my arthritis has calmed down, I feel just like I did when I was 67. Now...where did I put my teeth?

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    Originally posted by archiebrown
    Old? Im not old! Now that I have a new plastic hip and my arthritis has calmed down, I feel just like I did when I was 67. Now...where did I put my teeth?
    In the cup next to your glass eye, also near the hearing aids?

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