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Old 05-09-2005, 06:19 AM   #41
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Default Re: 2005 Open Supersports Shootout! Wow.

To gain a real appreciation for the amount of effort that goes into one of these tests you really need to witness it first hand. Beside the obvious logistical problems of holding the test on a track 450 miles from home, there are the problems of meeting the tech requirements for the track officials, riding the bikes on street tires, changing over to race rubber, prepping the bikes with the various telemetry, and video equipment, deciding who is going to be on which bike when, making the most of limited track time, putting up with volunteers (like me) with ten thumbs that are trying to "help", doing all of this while being photographed, and that's just the tip of the iceberg. It's sort of a combination of herding cats while juggling chain saws type of controlled chaos.

It is definitely worth taking the time to go and see, and the icing on the cake is that you get to hang with a group of really nice people for a day or two. VWW

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Old 05-09-2005, 06:21 AM   #42
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Default Re: Make me some Pi!

Seriously, though, it was me who made the graph round-down to a more clean-looking 5,250, not Martin. So it's my bad. If there's any math sticklers out there calculating Pi at this very second, sorry!



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Old 05-09-2005, 06:24 AM   #43
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I don't think you should put words in Fonzie's mouth like that. I don't think he felt that way when you passed him.



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Old 05-09-2005, 06:26 AM   #44
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After seeing you in person Ashley, I would have to say that your statistics definately are significant. Van
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Old 05-09-2005, 06:32 AM   #45
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Default Re: 2005 Open Supersports Shootout!

Check out the new gunmetal gray Busa and it might change your mind. It looks pretty good in person.
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Old 05-09-2005, 06:42 AM   #46
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Yeeow... racy. Y only one pic o Sister Kim?
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Old 05-09-2005, 06:45 AM   #47
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I agree. I have trouble changing the oil on my bike, you put this all in perspective VWW. Good point. I don't think the average MO reader has a clue how much work this is.
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Old 05-09-2005, 06:47 AM   #48
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Touche...Redneck.
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Old 05-09-2005, 06:50 AM   #49
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That's hillbilly pard.
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Old 05-09-2005, 07:12 AM   #50
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You were a tremendous help to us, Van and we very much appreciated your very helpful contributions and assistance. Meeting you was one of the high points for me personally: when you are running around for a week and then staring at a monitor for another week it's easy to forget thast there's people who like and appreciate what we do.



Thanks again, and please visit us if you are in LA!
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