Everyone here strictly follow speed limits [emoji4]
When I was young, just before the dawn of the street racing explosion in the SF Bay, we were quite the clandestine group. It was rare to see a stoplight standoff, or jackasses racing through freeway traffic. We did it for the love of the sport and respected the public to a degree. Yes we raced on public roads, yes we ripped up and down the mountain passes, but all was done when most people are blissfully unaware asleep in their beds. There was a mutual respect with LEO, and we didn’t push the limits too far. I distinctly remember on night we were racing on Bailey, with an SJPD Officer, SCCo Deputy, and IBM’s security in the audience for a few hours. This was the mid to late 90s and it was good.
This was when the internet was beginning to really take its toll. Word got out from the “Blue and Yellow” to the revamped SRO, to mobile smog checks, HUGE busts in places like North First and Gateway. The once underground and respectful subculture was invaded by pompous assholes that didn’t give a rip about keeping that rapport with authority and the public. Accidents, bystander deaths, drugs, and open acts of violence. Basically anything that would catch a negative ire, had made its way in. A select few, the OG crews wound conduct “fight nights” where we returned to our covert roots, and race till dawn unabated. All while the idiots in Milpitas would line 200+ cars on 880 with their hazard lights on as they filled venue after venue, only to be trapped and arrested/impounded.
Then... The Fast and the Furious dropped. Sigh.
Now, those young racers are adults in our 40s and 50s. We still have our quick cars, but have become a bit more tame as we are no longer invincible as we were in those days. Speeds are kept within 10-15 of the limit, and while I’ve been known to touch 100-120 in the recent years, it’s on a track or empty stretch of road away from all in the middle of the night. I can afford all the track time I want, and am proud I haven’t got a traffic citation in 20yrs.
So, yeah, some of us judge mental asses in the forums and such stick to around the speed limit and don’t race around traffic. Because we are older, wiser, andfinally realize how quickly shit can go south, and want to avoided that. We got the “nothing is going to happen to me” out of our systems when the golden age of street racing was here and twilighted when the scene turned to shit.
TLDR: GET OFF MY LAWN!