Thanks for the feedback John. And yes, I live on a road with a 40 mph speed limit so that would be a good test with the cars.
I took some Tour de France shots from one of the stages in 2012 and hope to do it again in the future. However, that was with my old D50 so now with the D7000 I'd like to maximise my efforts and use it to the best of its (my) capabilities. In the meantime I'd like to capture some of my cycle club's races.