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Old 04-10-2008, 01:18 PM   #1
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Old 04-11-2008, 09:08 AM   #2
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Too bad it's not in the states. For another $5K you should be able to ride the damn thing. I think endurance racing is about the only track race left to me where there's a chance I could pull off a respectable last place with a couple of fast teammates. I can still pull of a hell of a distant last though.
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Old 04-11-2008, 09:21 AM   #3
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So you pay so they can put you to work? Interesting concept. Anybody want to pay me a grand to get that 'window installation experience'?
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Old 04-11-2008, 09:41 AM   #4
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So you pay so they can put you to work? Interesting concept. Anybody want to pay me a grand to get that 'window installation experience'?
It's not such a bad offering, actually. I bet there will be quite a few people who apply, just for the experience. Better than front row seats, in some ways!

To compare, there has been a group that matches interested amateurs with academic researchers at research sites around the world. (I forget the name - I'm pretty sure I used to see it in Outside mag's ads.) You don't pay for the privilege of joining the research, but you fund your own vacation and flight out to the research spot. I considered that for a few years (I just love the idea of helping with an archeological dig) but then life got too complex to permit it.
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Old 04-11-2008, 09:56 AM   #5
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You know Sachi Darlin' If I ever made a splash I think that's what I'd do. I'd love to spend my time fartin' around an archeological dig. I think cultural anthropology is absoulutly fascinating, my favorite show is The Naked Archeologist on the History channel, if you're not familiar it's a Candaian guy, Simcha Jacobovich who goes out and tries to find archeological proof of Biblical events, the guys a real personality and knows his business inside out...I'm sure you'd enjoy it.
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Old 04-11-2008, 10:04 AM   #6
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I guess if wasting your money to act like you are part of something that you will never really be part of suits people, that is fine with me. I can think of better ways to spend my time and money. I'd rather spend the money on a track day with ME doing the riding rather than acting like I'm part of some racing team.
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Old 04-11-2008, 11:11 AM   #7
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You know Sachi Darlin' If I ever made a splash I think that's what I'd do. I'd love to spend my time fartin' around an archeological dig. I think cultural anthropology is absoulutly fascinating, my favorite show is The Naked Archeologist on the History channel, if you're not familiar it's a Candaian guy, Simcha Jacobovich who goes out and tries to find archeological proof of Biblical events, the guys a real personality and knows his business inside out...I'm sure you'd enjoy it.
Did you see the look of shock on his face when he was doin' the show on Crucifixion? When that old guy pulled the actual crucified heelbone out of the box and handed it to him? You could read it on his face - "That's supposed to have been re-buried a long damn time ago!"

I like his show, he's not afraid to question even his own beliefs about something, if hard, factual evidence proves otherwise.
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Old 04-11-2008, 11:35 AM   #8
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That was a good one, what a gruesome way to go....I like the one where they went to find the real Mt. Sinai by figuring out how far a goat could walk in 11 days or something. It lead him to the only Mt with a spring on top and these ancient prayer circles all around the base...

The one on Wednesday was good. He was walking around the area where the Philistines and Israelites fought centuries ago while Israelie gunships were flying overhead on their way back from raiding terrorists in Palestine. Somethings don't change it seems
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Old 04-11-2008, 01:26 PM   #9
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I'm not sure it's worth all that money to simply to be a gopher... riding a pit bike back and forth from the concession stands and the pits, wiping up oil, rearranging the Hustler mags, etc.

I don't think that some amateurs would be given anything significant to do.
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Old 04-11-2008, 01:38 PM   #10
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Getting coffee for the real pit guys and riders is pretty important!
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