Well friend, I have to tell you that, "If you try to ride someone else's ride , meaning to ride as they do, you are NOT doing
yourself any favors. Even at 70 mph for a new rider, I don't think it the best idea going, but if you feel better at that speed
and it is legal, compared to your friend who reaches the hundred an then some mph mark and that right there will allow him
to pay a hefty speeding ticket.
I have had SO many great rides, meandering along main back roads where I might see 3 cars in an hour, passing farms,
barns, old country stores, horses, cows, railroad yards and never doing more than 60, every now an then I might wanna
open her up to see what she can do, that's on the hi-way. Some who get into biking like to work on low speed skills that
could actually save your bacon some time, others get a lot of satisfaction doing their own maintenance, Speed to me is not
the BIG thing, nice to know you have it if you need it, but I'd rather just ride at legal speeds.
Don't let others suck you into 'WIMPOPHOBIA' like if ya can't keep up to me you're a pansy-ass or some BS like that.
This friend, to me is 'BAD NEWS' sorry but I think he's crazy and it takes experience to ride like that as well as a lot of
mental work, and things can happen VERY fast, Just as one can outrun their headlights, you can OUTRUN your eyes, YUP,
By the time he spots a serious threat, doing a hundred an twenty, he just might not have the needed braking distance for
that speed, way I see it, this guy's speeding to the morgue.
Kind of strange that he wanted someone to ride with, knowing you are new at biking YET wanting you to ride the way he does,
I'd stay away from him to be quite frank about it.