Well as crazy as this sounds and looks when I was in my 20's I built a K-boat APBA legal HONDO 17' flat bottom 427 BBC V-drive and it would 127mph flat out .
I'd like to say bad things but I'd be a hypocrite for doing so. In my teens, early 20s I was a maniac behind the wheel. I only knew one person back then that was worse.
How I never killed anyone is just pure luck. Once I missed hitting a homeless person doing about 80 mph up West Burnside(!) by just inches.
My friends and I used to have a contest driving from Portland to Seattle. Full on race - trailer trash style - in just garbage cars. Mine was a ex-police car, a 70s Impala not registered in my name so if things go bad, you just bail and leave the car.
Anyone that went below 80 mph was disqualified so if you had to use a sidewalk, emergency lane, etc, so be it. Many times we'd sideswipe cars and just keep going (of course). It was their fault, they were in the way.
Used to scare my fellow students in High School by taking my dad's '71 Blazer sideways around the corner with all tires breaking loose and smoking, hitting the crosswalk at about 70mph and going airborne. My inspiration was watching Starsky do that stunt LOL.
I even was so wreckless that I drove that Blazer with no brakes. (Couldn't afford to fix them at the time)
The brakes were worn down completely to the rotors. So I down shifted and used the emergency brake.
Once a guy hit the brakes real fast in front of me on St Helens Rd and I couldn't stop. I rear ended him and caused a 6 or 7 car pile up, 3 of the cars were beautiful classics. Police everywhere, very angry people.
I said I didn't know that happened, that my brakes just failed. A cop went over and tried my brakes. They went right to the floor, as normal, so I got off completely as an unpreventable mechanical failure. My insurance didn't cover the other people's cars and most of them were uninsured. One guy with a classic Mustang definitely was out to kill me.
Geezus, looking back - what a frickin' idiot. It does show clearly how much freedom you would have back then to be a reckless imbecile however.
When I'd get pulled over I'd be polite and nice and the cop would usually just say slow down kid and let me go. If I had a beer in my lap he'd make me pour it out.
Today I'd be in Gitmo.
If teens/20s today only could understand what a controlled cage they live in now vs just 30 or so years ago. Poor kids, they can't do ANYTHING except Tweet, text, and play their Xboxes.
Rebelling to them is using a PS4 instead of an Xbox One. In other words, completely forget about any 'revolution' to win back 'freedoms' - not happening. The youth populace has been successfully zombified. This is the type of populace that the Oligarchs have had wet dreams about for decades.
Burt, I have to call you out on this. You just spend 500 words describing how irresponsible you were as a teenager and then have the audacity to close with "Poor kids, they can't do ANYTHING except Tweet, text, and play their Xboxes." Well, there is a reason today's young adults live in "a controlled cage". The reason is YOU and the other irresponsible a$$holes of your generation. You yourself admit that you didn't kill anybody only because of luck and then even bragged about avoiding responsibility for causing thousands of dollars in damages. Well, guess what, enough of you caused a disproportionate amount of mayhem to warrant the implementation of said "controlled cage". As a member of the younger generation, THANKS!
Lately Ive been wanting to buy both a 2 stroke dirt bike and 2 stroke street bike and relive my youth. Burt just tipped the scale in favor of Kawasaki and Castrol.