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Old 06-26-2004, 12:51 PM   #21
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Default Re: Navel Arms Race

They didn't inhale either.

Stupid foreign deployments are why the children of all politicians should perform mandatory military service as enlisted men and women as a requierment for office.

It might be a little harder to get involved in other peoples problems when it's your kids at risk.
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Old 06-26-2004, 12:55 PM   #22
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While Glenn Curtis made many advances in aviation, it's also true that he didn't have much use for patents and royalty payment. Or methodical development. He ignored the careful work the Wright Bros. did in developing a stable aircraft, and the first ones he built didn't work. When he copied the Wright designs, he got sued (and lost). But he made it back. And he ultimately joined forces, helping found the Cutiss Wright engine company; until the jet age began after WWII, C-W and Pratt & Whitney were the dominant engine companies.
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Old 06-26-2004, 02:06 PM   #23
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Default Re: 1907 Curtiss V-8 record bike

yeah those flinstone style foot brakes had a lot of stopping power
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Old 06-26-2004, 03:28 PM   #24
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He'd find a way.
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Old 06-26-2004, 04:01 PM   #25
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136.3mph on 1907 Bycicle tires ???????



ooo errr missus..!
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Old 06-26-2004, 05:04 PM   #26
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after looking at this what excuse does HD have for my sportster weighing almost 600 lbs.
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Old 06-27-2004, 02:56 AM   #27
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This administrations contempt for the constitution, is no greater than many to come before it. The most egregious violators being Lincoln and FDR.



Truely the s***** of the earth.
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Old 06-27-2004, 05:33 AM   #28
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It's all in the viewpoint. Many of us don't give a crap what Old Europe (the font of fascism, nihilism and a whole host of other planetray ills) thinks about us. Being hated by the likes of Germany and France is a badge of honor.
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Old 06-27-2004, 07:05 AM   #29
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At the time Curtiss set that record most people were consumed with much more mundane pursuits and getting from one place to another was mainly done by walking. What we see as quaint in the past was far in the future for those living at the time. If you really wanted to spend all your money on a motorcycle it would have been a 2 or 3 hp machine with atmosheric valves and belt drive. It wouldn't have gone far without repair.



Today, the pioneers working on cars of the future will eventually invent engines and drivetrains we have no familiarity with today. Fueling stations will look very different as well, if they exist at all.
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Old 06-27-2004, 11:57 AM   #30
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I say make the Senate lead any bayonet charge.
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