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Forget what you've been told; high speeds and long-distance riding have little in common. A steady rider
can book more miles, enjoy more mountain vistas and ride more twisty miles than a canyon carver bent on
making the best times across a mountain pass. Besides the obvious effects on fuel mileage, which means
more time wasted looking for gas, and the fatigue caused by fighting the effects of pushing a motorcycle
through the wind, riding much beyond the flow of traffic will land you a hefty speeding ticket. While you
are on the side of the road having a spirited discussion with a Police officer about your 10/10ths riding
style, the turtle-like rider on the Honda 250 will wave as he sets himself up for the next set of corners.