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Old 11-21-2006, 04:34 AM   #41
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Default Re: Attempt to Top 259 mph is Scheduled for March.

"...the stretch of highway in Sanpete County "makes things more interesting." Indeed.

On Mapquest that road seems to have quite a few curves; it most certainly is not as straight as would be a run at Bonneville, so if he does break the record it will have that fact to further impress me.

Also, a bit of simple math tells me that the entire 7 mile run will take him something less then 2 minutes to complete. Wow.



(260 mph = 4.3 miles/minute = 1 mile every 13.95 seconds

13.95 x 7 miles = 97.67 seconds + acceleration/deceleration times.
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Old 11-21-2006, 07:03 AM   #42
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Default Re: HEY KEN, HERE'S A SPEED TIP...

Been there, tried that, done that. It didn't work very well for me. I got a headshake at about 150mph and dropped it at Bonneville in 1952. I got an official time sliding through the traps at 139mph without my bike. And salt is a lot better to slide on than asphalt. They had to cut my bathing suit off me. I found out later that leathers are faster by a couple of miles per hour.
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Old 11-21-2006, 07:09 AM   #43
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I think that's true, but the traction on asphalt is a big help and is a lot easier to ride on than salt. Conversely, the crown on the road makes it not level, and the road would be much more narrow. Any side winds would be dangerous and maybe fatal as the Auto Union car guys found out in the late 30s on their Autobahn speed attempt.
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Old 11-21-2006, 07:20 AM   #44
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seems like one key to success would be to stay very low and out of the turbulence. I dont think there would be any hanging on past about 150 mph if you started getting sucked upright and then all at once had the full force of the wind hitting you square. At 250 I wouldnt want to be tumbling the asphalt, thats for sure.
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Old 11-21-2006, 09:12 AM   #45
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No rocks, but we did bump it with the canoe.
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Old 11-22-2006, 03:47 AM   #46
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Good fun is to be had (at a distance) with a little .22. Poke the right-sized hole in the propper spot and I imagine you could get the beast to go where ever you want.
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Old 11-22-2006, 03:50 AM   #47
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How many car-lengths is that for maintaining a safe following distance?
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Old 11-22-2006, 08:09 AM   #48
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Two seconds = 759' 8 and 3/4" at that speed.



Assuming the average car is 16'6" long, 46.04 car lengths would be a "safe" two-second following distance.



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