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post #1 of 14 Old 05-15-2009, 12:53 PM Thread Starter
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Need to find a route? (Just about anywhere)

Friend sent this to me today. Maybe someone has posted this before. Just didn't want to lose it...

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post #2 of 14 Old 05-28-2009, 03:48 PM
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Thats a great site. I added 2 local routes myself.

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Why is everything in km? I don't understand km!

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Why is everything in km? I don't understand km!
In Canada we have been using KM's since the mid 70's. One kilometer = .62 miles. Or....one mile = 1.61 km.

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I really wish in the mid 70's that when there was the opportunity to switch to metric we didn't. The idea that we wouldn't know how many kilo's to a foot/mile is stupid. After six months it wouldn't matter. You'd just be going 120 kph, not 75 mph.
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Why is everything in km? I don't understand km!
Because the rest of the world uses the metric system. The states lost out on that one when Reagan dissolved the metric board.

Too bad for you guys. Metric rocks!




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I really wish in the mid 70's that when there was the opportunity to switch to metric we didn't. The idea that we wouldn't know how many kilo's to a foot/mile is stupid. After six months it wouldn't matter. You'd just be going 120 kph, not 75 mph.
Nope. That only works for people who were young enough not to have leant the imperial measurement system at the time of the change. I was in my teens when we changed and I along with most other people my age still instinctively think in miles per hour, miles per gallon, feet and inches, etc.
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I understand that everyone else uses it, and that it actually makes sense if you think about it. I use metric at work all the time being an engineer...but for some reason in my own personal life, it tends to not click. Especially when it comes to km/h and km/l

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One big plus to use MPH is if you get a speeding ticket. It is better to be only 20 mph over than 32 kph over the posted limit. Most states in the US will not ticket you if you are less than 10 mph over the posted limit on major interstates. This is 16 kph over the posted limit in metric terms. I have gottent a ticket in Europe for being 10 kph over the posted limit which is only 6 mph. Not a huge % over the limit when the speed limit was 120 kph. I am sure the US government would adopt it in a hearbeat if they realized it would result in more revenue from law enforcement...
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post #10 of 14 Old 09-03-2010, 07:30 PM
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Kinda sorta

Somewhat similar to this site--

www.motorcycleroads.us

Thanks for the link!


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