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Old 11-20-2006, 02:09 AM   #1
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"There aint many that goes by but theyre fast...."



Great story if you sort of get the picture of the old desert road where folks dont see much traffic go by.
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Old 11-20-2006, 03:13 AM   #2
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I drive on that road regularly. To the south that straight stretch drops about 100 feet and turns sharply to the right. To the north there is a nice slow sweeper that gains 500 hundred feet in a couple of miles, giving him a nice run off. He's gotta run both ways for an official record. I hope he's put as much work into the brakes as he has the engine.



The altitiude is about 6000 feet. I wonder how fast it would go at Bonneville which is about 4,000 feet.



I'm not sure how much truth there is to this article. After all it says he was a dance club owner in Utah County. I think that dancing is illegal there.

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Old 11-20-2006, 03:58 AM   #3
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Shall we send Kevin Bacon to this county?
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Old 11-20-2006, 04:02 AM   #4
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Well, actually that road is in the mountains not the desert.



"Not much traffic" is a relative thing. Sure it's nothing like shytholes like LA, but there's always a regular flow of traffic on that road. Indianola only has about 50 people, but there are three or four rec property developements right near there. And Hwy 89 is the main route in that area. I'd say a vehicle passes along every few minutes. Sunday can be the worst day. On Sundays when the weather is nice and all the sightseers, campers and fair weather motorcyclists are out it's a regular freeway.



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Old 11-20-2006, 04:16 AM   #5
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San Pete County? Things have changed since Footloose. Now the most popular activity is running meth labs.
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Old 11-20-2006, 04:43 AM   #6
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"nice slow sweeper that gains 500 hundred feet in a couple of miles"



Holy Cr@p!! 50,000 ft in a couple of miles....



Wow~!







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Old 11-20-2006, 04:46 AM   #7
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If he had a CBR929rr he could have done this years ago.
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Old 11-20-2006, 04:50 AM   #8
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Only in Minnesota.
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Old 11-20-2006, 05:06 AM   #9
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I thought that dude rode an RC51?



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Old 11-20-2006, 05:10 AM   #10
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"members of the Utah State Patrol, Fairview Ambulance Service and SanPete County Sheriffs Dept. were standing by" Along with a highway crew equipped with shovels a water truck and a firehose to clean him up when Jethro pulls out the driveway in the ol' '75 F150 for a beer run into town...



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