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Old 11-20-2006, 11:59 AM   #31
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Default Re: Attempt to Top 259 mph is Scheduled for March.

It's more disgusting when it's human.



Back in my TV news days the locals would get drunk and then try to swim across irrigation canals. Apparently it's a lot harder than you would think.



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Old 11-20-2006, 12:34 PM   #32
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Default Bonneville vs pavement

If the road gets a thin layer of ice or slush, it would be a lot more like Bonneville. You have a lot of wheelspin problems at Bonneville, and the fast bikes have to add weight to get traction. John Noonan had to add some steel plates (maybe a couple of hundred pounds) to the swingarm of his Hayabusa, for example. Asphalt and Bonneville are two really different situations. By the way, bikes already run on paving at Maxton and the Texas mile, but they have short (about a mile) runups.



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Old 11-20-2006, 01:29 PM   #33
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You can gain a few mph just by shaving your body and doing the run wearing only your swimsuit.



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Old 11-20-2006, 03:02 PM   #34
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"Been riding several years" I don't pretend to know much about landspeed records, but I don't think it takes the same kind of skills used in roadracing. I think maybe this guy is in over his head. I hope I'm wrong.
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Old 11-20-2006, 03:28 PM   #35
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Whoa, WHOA, WHOA there pardna'!



I'd never say that you were dead wrong, per se. You might be a bit off on your observations............



And who you callin' "Pleasant"?
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Old 11-20-2006, 03:32 PM   #36
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It's all fun and games, 'til someone Losses an Eye..........



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Old 11-20-2006, 04:22 PM   #37
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Default Re: Bonneville vs pavement

I was thinking that at higher altitude you have less wind resistance while the turbo still gives the same HP you would get at a lower altitide.
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Old 11-20-2006, 04:24 PM   #38
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Sorry... peasent then.

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Old 11-20-2006, 04:25 PM   #39
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He's also been known to run with scissors.



When Chuck Norris runs with scissors other people get hurt.
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Old 11-20-2006, 04:28 PM   #40
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I hope he at least added a good steering damper.



This stretch of road was part of a big resurfacing project last year and is exceptionally smooth and damage free. I bet that's another reason he chose it. We'll see how it survives the winter.
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