I have one friend in the Navy, and one civilian that I work with, who have heavy feet. When it comes to driving on the freeway, I’ve heard stories from them that simply reek of testosterone. (Except both are women.)
Although neither have quite done this: I clocked a guy on a crotch-rocket bike doing 189 mph. Just let him go. Since police departments began to get sued for chasing speeders, around 1995, there’s a fine line.
You have to determine if you can catch him, if chasing him will cause an accident for him, for you, for the public. There’s no way to catch anyone like that.
Update: True to form, one of the ladies mentioned above told me that she got her car up to 130 mph recently. And she discussed it as if it were an everyday occurrence. While she was talking, I thought: remind me to never accept a ride from ‘er. I don’t know whether my ticker could take bein’ in the same vehicle. . .
If you find your testosterone levels wavering, if you find yourself craving osso buco when you used to pull pork or eat your brisket raw. If you need a little punch in your step, I’ve a television series for you. (Disclaimer: I’ve only seen two, count ‘em two, episodes. So I am going out on a limb here. A sturdy limb, but a limb nonetheless.)
“Longmire,” a contemporary crime thriller set in Big Sky country, is based on the Walt Longmire Mystery novels by best-selling author Craig Johnson.
The series stars Australian actor Robert Taylor (The Matrix) as Walt Longmire, the charismatic, dedicated and unflappable sheriff of Absaroka County, Wyoming, along with Katee Sackhoff (“Battlestar Gallactica”), Lou Diamond Phillips (“Numb3rs”), Bailey Chase (“Damages”), Cassidy Freeman (“Smallville”) and newcomer Adam Bartley.
Widowed only a year, Longmire is a man in psychic repair that buries his pain behind a brave face and dry wit. Struggling since his wife’s death and at the urging of his daughter, Cady (Freeman), Longmire knows that the time has come to turn his life around. With the help of Vic (Sackhoff), a female deputy new to the department, he becomes reinvigorated about his job and committed to running for re-election.