I'm a "time and place" guy, a wearer of many hats so to speak. I fly/drive/drink/talk/ect. differently depending on the time and place. Part 91, middle of no where, I'm going to worry less about what's legal and more about what CAN be done using careful and realistic judgement. Knowing what I know about C172s and 210s, short of the wings falling off, it's going to fly no matter what. Frost, ice, snow, high density alt with along runway; it doesn't matter. I say that with a little bit of sarcasm. Like I said, I prefer to be legal as well, but I guess I take a more realistic approach. I mean, at FLX, we don't have MELs, EVERYTHING is supposed to work. I'm not writing an airplane up for a post light. This, by the book, is illegal, but I don't give a rats poop hole that I can't read the hobbs in flight. Call me dangerous I guess...Smart?
On a race track/auto-cross, I drive like a maniac. You'll find my car spinning wildly through ALL the cones or stuck in the kitty litter short of hitting a wall. In public, I'm slow, cautious Grandpa McGrandpa pants. At a house party, you'll catch me sleeping in the yard the next morning. At a bar, 2 drinks max. ect. ect.