I was just reading a link on discussing the merits of various radar detectors, i.e. Valentine vs. Escort, etc. It struck me that most of the participants in the thread felt they had to run with a radar detector in order to avoid a performance certificate from a LEO.
I've been riding for nearly 40 years without a detector, always way over the limit and have been fortunate enough not to get a ticket. Been stopped several times and recv'd warnings but no ticket. It seems to me if common sense is used, like keeping alert, riding ahead of yourself, and using traffic as a blocker, one can bend the crap out of the speed limit and still remain relatively invisible to the radar eye. I've been accused of practicing a safety last attitude but when it comes to riding one can never be to safe. Is 75 fast? 80? 85? How fast do you have to go to go fast?
Thansk for letting this old man rant. Naz