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Old 04-05-2002, 03:34 PM   #1
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As I sit here reading this ... looking out the window of my Fremont office at the empty field that one was Baylands Raceway ..... I feel a certain envy, but thanks for helping to bring back memories of the Wednesday night drags.



How about some more info as to what RPM's you were launching at ?
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Old 04-05-2002, 03:43 PM   #2
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A masterpiece.

Homeric prose.



What's minime's excuse?



Great reality check at the end.
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Old 04-05-2002, 03:55 PM   #3
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My excuse: There was a desert rat that ran right across the bow of the Suzuki as I grabbed second gear. And being the animal lover that I am, I lifted, picked the critter up, deposited him over the plywood fence, re-mounted my steed, and still crossed the line just a few tenths aft of Burns.



How's that?
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Old 04-05-2002, 04:06 PM   #4
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I knew it! Tenderness is your most distinctive characteristic. You'll get him next time.
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Old 04-05-2002, 04:07 PM   #5
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Don't know if we should give the credit to Burnsie or not, but ever since he's come on board here I don't think I've ever seen as much "fun" emanating from a bunch of magazine editors as you guys seem to be filling our screens with now.



Pretty soon, Burns won't be bitter!



You guys now sound like the crews from "Fastbikes", only without all their usual artiface: "Look, I'm in a roundabout, hanging so far off my still fully upright bike that I'm dragging my elbow! Why? It ain't that I'm posin', blimey no, it's 'cause I'm fookin hard!"



This whole comparo is making for great reading, keep it up....
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Old 04-05-2002, 04:08 PM   #6
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Tenths?
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Old 04-05-2002, 04:21 PM   #7
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Compare this to the Road and Track test on the Lamborghini Mucilage (I know...): 12s and 120s. Talk about bang-for-buck.



No 0-100(-0) or 0-60 or 60-80 rollon? Ok, it's not your drag strip, but...



Are there any portable GPS/accelerometer/auto-nav goodies that are accurate enough to provide this kind of information for our purposes? (dought it)
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Old 04-05-2002, 04:24 PM   #8
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Tell me about Fastbikes.
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Old 04-05-2002, 04:26 PM   #9
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JB: friday is always capitalized.
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Old 04-05-2002, 05:01 PM   #10
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was that a serious question? well, as serious as a question can be that's written as a command...




anyway if it was, Fastbikes is a UK rag.




No print bike mag in the US can hold a candle to Fastbikes, Performance Bike, or Superbike. The problem is that being imports they'll cost you mightily over the course of a year. The writing is easily worth it though, after a few issues you'll wonder why anyone bothers to read Cycle World or Motorcyclist. I guess it's good bathroom reading and you may as well wipe with it too.




MO is our only hope... And we can overlook the fact they don't have PeeWee Gleason on the staff to tick off a few 9.90s.
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