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Old 08-13-2012, 02:49 PM   #1
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Old 08-14-2012, 06:26 AM   #2
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Last year's top time was 9:51.278 seconds, set by a 910 hp mid-engined Suzuki SX4 Hill Climb Special. Dunne's time of 9:52.8 on a MultiStrada is really impressive, even when the extended pavement is factored in.
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Old 08-14-2012, 07:35 AM   #3
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Default I want a Multistrada

Not only do I want to ride the course on a Multi, I also want one of those umbrella girls. Imagine that.
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Old 08-14-2012, 08:21 AM   #4
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I have an umbrella girl.

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Old 08-14-2012, 08:25 AM   #5
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Man!

You'd think the foot-out turn (dirt track habit) could go horribly wrong on pavement at speed...
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As always, racing at Pike’s Peak can be dangerous. One motorcycle rider and two car drivers went off course by 3 pm – El Paso County Sheriffs and paramedics were very busy. Thankfully nobody was seriously injured. And fortunately for me, I left the corner where the first car in the Unlimited Class went off course moments before it happened...
SCCA Racer Jeremy Foley (running Time Attack) was the getoff at the Devil's Playground: Overtheside Angle 1.

And here: Overtheside Angle 2

And to the Moronic Ass-hat in video #2 that was cheering "YeeeeEEEEEAAAAH!!": Kindly Die in a Fiery Crash on your way home from work some day, would you please? Slowly. KThxBye!
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Old 08-14-2012, 06:34 PM   #7
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Man!

You'd think the foot-out turn (dirt track habit) could go horribly wrong on pavement at speed...
You're looking at a successful supermoto racer in that shot, and he's riding what feels like a giant dirtbike on 17-inch wheels.

On a related note, I just watched a lottery commercial while typing this in which a hot air balloon carried away a jet ski and a Multistrada!
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:09 AM   #8
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Oh, I'm sure he is expert in the practice; I was just thinking what would happen if his foot or heel caught something on the road surface at road speeds.
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Oh, I'm sure he is expert in the practice; I was just thinking what would happen if his foot or heel caught something on the road surface at road speeds.
In a corner such as the one pictured, in a lowside crash the bike would simply keep going to the outside of the corner while the rider (first to touch down fully) would have scrubbed off some energy and departed the bike. So, it's unlikely that his leg could be trapped underneath. Otherwise, the sliding rider would have all the other uncomfortable side effects of a crash.
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Apparently, this year's PPIHC is Chock Ful O' Controversy on the "Auto Side" of the racing scene - cannot believe it was any different for the two-wheeled contingent.

Bill Caswell article here: How Pikes Peak Became The Most Dangerous Place I've Ever Raced

Terry Fair article here: Brianne Corn's Pike's Peak Subaru STi
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